Legal Trivia Quiz #65

1. Since the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong, in addressing the issue of inordinate delay, which was the first Court of Final Appeal decision to state the following: “…there is no place anymore for defendants to adopt the attitude of ‘letting sleeping dogs lie.’ No longer will it be possible (if it ever was) for a defendant to sit idly by and do nothing, in the hope that sufficient delay would be accumulated so that some sort of prejudice can then be asserted.”

A.    Chok Yick Interior Design & Engineering Co Ltd v Lau Chi Lun t/a Chi Hung Construction Eng. Co.
B.    Fortune Asset Development Ltd v De Monsa Investments Ltd
C.    Wing Fai Construction Co Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) v. Yip Kwong Robert & Ors

2. Where an issue of fact affecting the status of a person or thing has been necessarily determined in a final manner as a substantive part of a final judgment by a tribunal having jurisdiction to determine that status, and the same issue comes directly into question in subsequent proceedings between any parties, which of the following doctrines might be triggered?

A.    Issue estoppel
B.    Causeofactionestoppel
C.   Abuse of processor the rule in Henderson v Henderson

3. Currently, there is no specific law dealing with offences relating to voyeurism and upskirting in Hong Kong.

A.   True
B.   False

4. Three cases with almost identical facts went through arbitration but the arbitral tribunal in each case reached different outcomes: Texaco Overseas Petroleum Company and California Asiatic Oil Company v Government of Libya (1979) 53 ILR 389, Libyan Oil Company v Libyan Arab Republic Award of 12 April 1977 (1982) 62 ILR 40, and BP Exploration Co (Libya) Ltd v Government of the Libyan Arab Republic Award of 10 October 1973 (1979) 53 ILR 297

A.    True
B.    False

5. Three cases with almost identical facts went through different forums of dispute resolution with each decision-maker reaching different conclusions: Deutsche Bank AG v Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, ICSID Case no ARB/09/02, Citibank v Ceylon Petroleum Corporation before the LCIA, and Standard Chartered Bank v Ceylon Petroleum Corporation [2011] EWHC 1785 (Comm), affirmed on appeal [2012] EWCA Civ 1049

A.     True 
B.     False 

6. The courts in Hong Kong have the power to vary prenuptial or postnuptial agreements for the benefit of the parties to the marriage and of the children of the family or either or any of them.

A.    True 
B.    False 

7. How many grounds are there for divorce in Hong Kong?

A.    1
B.    2
C.    3
D.    4
E.    5



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Answers to Legal Trivia Quiz #64

1. D. A Working Group was appointed in 2000 and the CJR came into effect in 2009.

2. B. Vending machines where transactions are based on simple mechanical automation.

3. C. The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) contains six principles can be found in Schedule 1 of the Ordinance.

4. C. 

5. C. Both conventions are individually sometimes referred to as the Vienna Convention

6. A. Detinue concerns failure to return property to the owner or rightful person.

7. E. 

8. E. 

9. C. Section 15(3) Human Reproductive Technology Ordinance (Cap. 561)



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