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Government lease – conditions – grantee under obligation to take over maintenance and responsibility for road – whether, on proper construction of special condition, obligation extended to man-made...
6 November 2017
Recent complaint – question of whether recent complaint admissible where offence charged not sexual offence but act underlying it was – however, evidence in present case not of recent complaint as...
6 November 2017
Directors – listed company – disqualification – breaches of duty by chairman and non-executive directors – arising from contracts between listed company and holding company/affiliates also controlled...
6 November 2017
Company documents – inspection by director under s. 374 – whether applicant no longer director by time of application and hence lacked locus standi – inspection by shareholder under s. 740 – whether...
6 November 2017
Case management – appeal – lengthy delay – Master should set and enforce timetable for preparation, particularly if litigants unrepresented – where party uncooperative, Registrar of Civil Appeals...
6 November 2017
Notice of appeal – extension of time for service after leave to appeal granted – delay due to oversight by solicitors acting for appellant – considerations relevant to exercise of court’s discretion...
6 November 2017
Proof of debt – taxed costs incurred by creditor in presenting petition – whether debt provable in bankruptcy under s. 34 or costs and charges under s. 37 – Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) The...
2 November 2017
Constructive trust – common intention constructive trust – family home – not uncommon in context of Hong Kong Chinese family for parents to acquire property in name of child and yet retain control...
4 October 2017
Insider dealing – whether s.213(2)(b) engaged – whether consent order to be made under s. 213(2)(b) restoring counterparties to pre-transaction position and/or compensating counterparties –...
4 October 2017
District Court – jurisdiction – jurisdiction under s. 36 to hear application for declaratory relief as to beneficial ownership of real property – s. 36 to be liberally construed as jurisdiction-...
4 October 2017
Nature of transaction – whether outright sale of interest in premises or in nature of secured bridging loan – characterisation of transaction matter of law not fact – specific performance sought by...
4 October 2017
Expert evidence – personal injuries claim – whether, given earlier consent order prohibiting expert evidence on liability, court had jurisdiction to grant leave – whether “sufficient cause” to vary...
4 October 2017
Appeal Panel (Housing) – decision upholding decision of Housing Authority to issue notice to quit – whether breach of Tameside duty to investigate by Appeal Panel (Housing) X was a tenant of a...
4 October 2017
Credit rating agency – definition of credit ratings – “red flag” report itself did not constitute credit rating – distinction between assessment of some (but not all) elements of credit risk and...
7 September 2017
Dealing with property known or believed to represent proceeds of indictable offence – suspended sentence of imprisonment – review of sentence – subject to exceptional circumstances, offence attracted...
7 September 2017
Dangerous drugs – trafficking – conviction on charge of trafficking – appellate court satisfied that precise quantity of drugs in defendant’s possession were for trafficking while rest should be...
7 September 2017
Striking out – statement of claim – failure to plead particulars and disclose reasonable cause of action – whether action properly struck out In an action in the District Court against D, a broker...
7 September 2017
Jurisdiction – District Court – characterisation of claims in bailment – transfer of admiralty action from High Court to District Court – nature of discretion involved when transfer of action from...
7 September 2017
Costs – public interest litigation – unsuccessful appeal against dismissal of application for protective costs order – whether no order as to costs of application below appropriate In judicial...
7 September 2017
Case management – proceedings in Competition Tribunal – first case management conference – necessary directions to enable matter to proceed to substantive hearing fairly, expeditiously and...
7 September 2017
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