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Court of Final Appeal rules lack of legal framework for recognizing same-sex partnerships unconstitutional

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal has held (by a majority) that the failure of the Hong Kong Government to establish a framework for legal recognition of same-sex relationships and to provide for appropriate rights and obligations attendant on such recognition violated the Appellant’s constitutional rights.

Protective clause for journalists argued for in a Song-banning Injunction Application

Case: Secretary for Justice v. Persons conducting themselves in any of the acts prohibited under paragraph 1(a), (b), (c) or (d) of the Indorsement of Claim [2023] HKCFI 1950 The Secretary for Justice sought for an injunction to prohibit four categories of acts endangering national security in relation to the Song widely known as “Glory […]

Court of Appeal ordered that an inquest be held into the death of the victims to the collision of vessels near Lamma Island on 1 October 2012

In Leung Shuk Ling & ors v Coroner [2023] HKCA 904 – the first appeal ever brought against an order made under section 20(1) of the Coroners Ordinance (‘the Ordinance’) – the Court of Appeal overturned the lower court’s decisions that an inquest into the death of the victims of Lamma IV tragedy needs not […]

Investigative journalist Choy Yuk Ling vindicated at the Court of Final Appeal

In 2020, award-winning investigative journalist Choy Yuk Ling (also known as Bao Choy) was arrested for knowingly making a false statement under the Road Traffic Ordinance. The prosecution alleged that Choy made a false statement when conducting a search of the Transport Department’s public registry of vehicle details. The search was for information concerning a […]

2 Teens cleared off murder and wounding with intent charge, guilty of rioting

The 1st and 2nd Defendants (the “Defendant”), aged 19 and 18 respectively, were initially facing three charges of murder, wounding with intent and riot in relation to the incident in Sheung Shui in November 2019. The Defendants have been on remand since their arrest in December 2019. Both Defendants had pleaded not guilty to all […]

The judicial review for RTHK programme Headliner (頭條新聞) brought by RTHK Programme Staff Union and the Hong Kong Journalists Association

Ho Tse Wai & Partners acted for the applicants in the judicial review regarding an episode of the RTHK programme Headliner (頭條新聞) (HCAL 1685/2020). The episode aired on 14 February 2020 consisted of sketches referring to current affairs, including suspected abuse of power by the police. The Commissioner of Police made a complaint to the Director of Broadcasting about […]

Court of First Instance grants leave for judicial review over ban on female prisoners and remands from wearing shorts in summer

Coleman J granted leave to apply for judicial review challenging the Correctional Services Department (“CSD”) for banning female prisoners and remands from wearing shorts in summer in Chung Suet Ying v Commissioner of Correctional Services (HCAL 1094/2021). Click here to access the English and Chinese media coverage.

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Ho Tse Wai & Partners was founded in 1995 and has always been an independent Hong Kong law firm primarily focusing on litigation. We offer professional legal services covering a wide range of practice areas in civil, criminal and judicial review cases, with particular specialisation on medical negligence claims,  public law and land disputes cases. We endeavour to provide full and comprehensive services to our clients, ranging from public, commercial to personal matters.

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Judicial Review

We are one of the firms in Hong Kong specializing in administrative and constitutional law proceedings, in particular Judicial Review applications and Election Petitions.

Compulsory Sale

We give advice with regards to the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap. 545).

Medical Negligence

We have handled a significant number of medical negligence cases representing claimants against such malpractices. We advise clients with their claims against private or public hospitals, private clinicians and healthcare professionals.

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