Thomson Reuters – Sweet & Maxwell

Thomson Reuters – Sweet & Maxwell are the publishers of the Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest ("HKLRD") and the Authorised Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports ("HKCFAR"), and providers of Westlaw HK (www.sweetandmaxwell.com.hk / www.westlaw.com.hk).

Trusts - constructive trust - monies in defendant's bank account deposited as result of fraudulent e-mails - monies held on constructive trust - proper beneficiary of trust - whether summary judgment...
7 September 2018
Criminal law and procedure - appeal by case stated - Mass Transit Railway By-laws offences - failing to comply with reasonable direction of MTR official on railway premises under by-law 21(1) -...
7 September 2018
Tort - negligence - child born disabled - claim for medical negligence based on "wrongful life" or "wrongful suffering" - failure to advise mother of material risk of foetus being born severely...
7 September 2018
Administrative law - Collector of Stamp Revenue - decision refusing partial refund of additional ad valorem duty paid on purchase of new residential property after owner cancelled sale and purchase...
7 September 2018
Civil procedure - parties - legal representation - maritime collision - solicitors acting for plaintiff on claim not instructed to defend cross-claim - other solicitors seeking to act for plaintiff's...
5 September 2018
Taxation - stamp duty - chargeability - deed of family arrangement and deed of assent - whether chargeable with stamp duty - whether transfer of interest under deeds by one of three beneficiaries of...
6 August 2018
Company law - liquidation - order for production of documents under s.221(3) - meaning of documents "relating to the company" - included at least matters "concerning promotion, formation, trade,...
6 August 2018
Legal profession - barristers - admission - "fit and proper" criterion - old criminal conviction for indecent assault - proper approach to whether criterion under s.27 satisfied - Legal Practitioners...
6 August 2018
Administrative law - Long-term Prison Sentences Review Board - refusal to recommend converting indeterminate prison sentence to determinate one - whether Board erred in refusing to indicate any "...
6 August 2018
Civil procedure - costs - costs against non-party - application under s.52A for non-party be ordered to pay costs as "real party" - grounds on which such order could be sought - defences which could...
6 August 2018
Intellectual property — trade marks — passing off — goodwill generated by branch office in Hong Kong of foreign law firm — ownership of goodwill — approach — unlawful transfer of trade marks —...
9 July 2018
Criminal law and procedure — personal data privacy offences — elements of offence — proof of mens rea not required — offence of strict liability — whether communication “direct marketing” — whether...
9 July 2018
Company law — statutory derivative action — application for leave to commence statutory derivative action on behalf of charitable company limited by guarantee — whether in best interests of company...
9 July 2018
Criminal sentencing — computation of sentences of imprisonment — whether (a) period of administrative detention; and (b) period in remand in relation to other offences of which defendant not...
9 July 2018
Administrative law — Commissioner for Correctional Services — standing order issued by Commissioner requiring male prisoners, but not female prisoners, to have their hair cut — not direct sexual...
9 July 2018
Land law — title/sale of land — receipt clause — whether conclusive evidence of payment —claim by vendor for unpaid purchase price — whether defeated by receipt clauses in agreement and assignment —...
12 June 2018
Employment law — employees’ compensation — joinder of alleged principal contractor as co-respondent — application made outside s.14(1) limitation period — whether reasonable excuse for delay under s....
12 June 2018
Criminal law and procedure — jury — discharge of juror — juror sought out celebrity-public supporter of defendant who had expressed antipathy towards prosecution and views on merits of case on...
12 June 2018
Company law — winding-up — petition — dispute by company of debt relied on by petitioner — dispute covered by arbitration clause — petition should generally be dismissed — winding-up order as...
12 June 2018
Civil procedure — charging order — discharge — property jointly owned by plaintiff and defendant — order for sale of property — court had no power to order party to discharge charging order against...
12 June 2018
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