Case Updates

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....
April 2019
Reversal of Guilty Plea/Equivocal Plea/Discretion The Appellant was driving a private car when his offside front wheel pressed against the left foot of a pedestrian who was crossing the road from...
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...
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Company law — liquidation — order for production under Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) [repealed] s. 221 — Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap. 32) s. 286B — contempt...
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...
April 2019
Civil procedure — summary judgment — copyright infringement — authorisation by copyright owner to licensing body withdrawn — licensing scheme expired — defendants admitted to using copyright...
April 2019
Company law — directors — right to inspect documents — application by director whose removal inevitable — whether application made for improper purpose — inference to be drawn from inevitable removal...
March 2019
Civil procedure — stay of proceedings — abuse of process —application to stay proceedings pending payment of costs in previous actions — whether present action concerned same subject matter as...
March 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...
March 2019
Civil procedure — striking-out — action pursuant to Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) s. 60 for order setting aside assignment of real property — whether claim should be struck out —...
March 2019
Civil procedure — costs — taxation — stale employees’ compensation claim — legal aid certificate of applicant discharged — former solicitors seeking taxation of costs — construction of “upon...
March 2019
Company law — statutory derivative action — written notice to company of intention to commence action — bare assertions of breach of fiduciary duties without reasons inadequate under s.733(4) —leave...
February 2019
Company law — winding-up — distribution of assets — company had assets in Mainland China — under Mainland regulatory rules, Mainland assets could be distributed only in RMB and only to creditors...
February 2019
Criminal sentencing — dangerous drugs — trafficking — 5.26 g Ice — international element — appropriate enhancement of sentence — appropriate discount for self-consumption Criminal sentencing —...
February 2019
Competition law — Competition Tribunal proceedings— application to amend Response and file new witness statements in substitution for statement already filed — whether application made at late stage...
February 2019
Administrative law - Communications Authority - Director of Information Services Department - decisions directing TV and radio licensees to broadcast Government advertisements on electoral reform -...
February 2019
HKSAR v Kilima Abubakar Abbas [2018] 5 HKLRD 88Court of Appeal Criminal Appeal No 143 of 2016 Lunn and Macrae V-PP and McWalters JA 18 September 2018 Criminal sentencing -...
January 2019
Competition Commission v WHing Construction Co Ltd [2018] 5 HKLRD 437 Competition Tribunal Competition Tribunal Enforcement Action No 2 of 2017 31 October 2018...
January 2019
Lucien Masset v Secretary for Justice (for Director of Environmental Protection) [2018] 5 HKLRD 55 Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law List No 41 of...
January 2019
 Herbert Smith Freehills v Chris Au [2018] 5 HKLRD 207 Court of First Instance High Court Action No 3030 of 2015 Godfrey Lam J in Chambers 10 October 2018 Civil procedure - enforcement...
January 2019