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Professions — architects — disciplinary proceedings — inquiry committee — no reasons given by committee for findings — decision confirmed by review committee — whether appellate court...
18 July 2019
Mental health — mentally incapacitated person (MIP) — appointment of committee — test and approach when deciding whether to appoint committee for MIP — Mental Health Ordinance (Cap. 136) Pt.II...
18 July 2019
Human rights — habeas corpus — request for surrender of fugitive offender to foreign jurisdiction — documents to be produced to committal court — authentication of affidavits relied upon by...
18 July 2019
Employment law — employee’s benefits — statutory entitlements — statutory entitlements to be reduced by payment of “team based” commission and team leader bonus — commission and bonus constituted...
18 July 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — driving worst of its kind — blatant disregard for...
18 July 2019
Criminal law and procedure — appeal — order for “loss of time” — approach — renewed leave application wholly unmeritorious and pursued after due warning of power to order “loss of time” — in such...
18 July 2019
Arbitration — appeal — leave to appeal — arbitral award — application for leave to appeal on point of law against arbitral award — not appropriate to rely on strong prima facie case approach for “...
18 July 2019
Criminal sentencing — dangerous drugs — trafficking — 107 g cocaine — sentencing guidelines — not unconstitutional for amounting to arbitrary imprisonment — failure to give defendant discount for...
18 June 2019
Courts and judicial system — judge — recusal — plaintiff had been witness and interested party in earlier arbitral proceedings in which deputy judge had acted as counsel for other side and cross-...
18 June 2019
Contempt of court — civil contempt — false admission in pleadings verified by signed statements of truth — whether constituted contempt — whether distinction between false admission and false...
18 June 2019
Civil procedure — costs — matrimonial proceedings — preliminary issue trial involving third party interest — application for leave to appeal against decision on costs — refused Family law —...
18 June 2019
Chinese customary law — succession — principles under Qing Code — deceased survived by daughters — succession to daughters as last resort Wills, probate and succession — administration of estate...
18 June 2019
Bankruptcy — petition — jurisdiction over foreign debtor — debtor personally present in Hong Kong on day petition presented pursuant to jurisdictional gateway under Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) s. 4...
18 June 2019
Administrative law — Independent Commission Against Corruption — decisions refusing criminal investigation of complaint and explanation for decision — refusal to grant leave to apply for judicial...
18 June 2019
Human rights — liberty and security of person — Pt. XII of Crimes Ordinance — whether provisions relating to prostitution and vice establishments contravened Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap....
12 April 2019
Criminal sentencing — road traffic offences — dangerous driving — driving whilst disqualified — using motor vehicle without third party insurance — reckless driving worst of its kind — sentence not...
12 April 2019
Company law — liquidation — order for production under Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) [repealed] s. 221 — Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) s. 286B — contempt...
11 April 2019
Civil procedure — summary judgment — copyright infringement — authorisation by copyright owner to licensing body withdrawn — licensing scheme expired — defendants admitted to using copyright...
11 April 2019
Civil procedure — costs — perfected costs order — variation on ground order failed to provide for immediate taxation — whether court had no power to vary order by reason of functus officio — whether...
11 April 2019
Criminal law and procedure —directions to jury — whether directions on dealing with defence evidence, drawing inferences, previous convictions and lies inappropriate and inadequate Criminal...
15 March 2019
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