Civil Procedure

Introduction Dispute resolution is big business. The leading financial centres of the world vie to attract both arbitration and litigation work. London has enjoyed a large volume of international...
November 2019
AA v Securities and Futures Commission (No 3) [2019] 3 HKLRD 790, [2019] HKCFI 1703 Court of First Instance Constitutional and Administrative Law List No 41 of 2016 Zervos JA 9 July 2019...
September 2019
Civil procedure — application to appellate court for leave to amend pleadings after judgment given against applicants at first instance — proposed amendments raised new case and entailed withdrawal...
September 2019
Civil procedure — default judgment for vacant possession to be set aside —whether decision that defence of adverse possession had no real prospect of success plainly wrong On 13 November 2015, P...
August 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 —...
June 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Civil procedure — summary judgment — copyright infringement — authorisation by copyright owner to licensing body withdrawn — licensing scheme expired — defendants admitted to using copyright...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
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
“90 percent of judgments in civil and commercial matters will be mutually recognised and enforced between the Mainland and HKSAR” On January 18, 2019, the Supreme People’s Court and the Department...
April 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
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
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