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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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Acquittal of Cap 599G offence

Court held on 18 June 2021 that an urgent meeting by bar owners and a lawmaker to discuss a hastily made 14-day ban on bars in Hong Kong in April 2020 did not violate the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation (Cap 599G). Our firm...

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Coroner’s Inquest on the fatal incident of a 14-year old boy at Hong Kiu Home

On 23 August 2016, the Deceased, a 14-year-old boy who was mentally handicapped, fell from a 3rd Floor window of Hong Kiu Home (康橋之家), a care home for mentally handicapped persons. A Coroner’s Inquest was conducted on 27 April 2021 – 3May 2021.  Ho Tse Wai & Partners represented...

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Court of First Instance rejects review against bail granted to Ms. Wong Pik Wan charged with subversion

On 4 March 2021, Chief Magistrate Victor So granted bail to 15 of the 47 Defendants for having sufficient grounds to believe that they would not continue to endanger national security if they were released on bail. The Secretary for Justice immediately applied for a review, but later withdrew...

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Leave for Appeal to CFA Granted for Leung Kwok Hung (Long Hair) in relation to the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance FAMC 20/2020; Appeal from HCMA 520/2018

Mr. Leung Kwok Hung (aka Long Hair) was granted leave to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal against the Court of Appeal’s ruling that section 17(c) of the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance (“LC(PP)O”) is applicable to members of the LegCo for conduct within LegCo proceedings. The...

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Successful struck out election petition involving the first judicial interpretation of section 51 of District Councils Ordinance

In the case of Tung King Lei v Ng Ting Lam Kudama and Others (HCAL 254/2020) [2021] HKCFI 514, the Petitioner, Ms. Tung Kin Lei, the candidate of Tai Wai Constituency of Shatin District in the District Council election held on 24 November 2019, lodged an election petition against...

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6 Defendants acquitted of conspiracy to riot and alternative charges

Six defendants have been acquitted of conspiracy to riot as well as an alternative count of conspiracy to take part in an unlawful assembly, between September 28 and October 1 in 2019 after police raided a Wan Chai flat on National Day that year and discovered paraphernalia commonly used...

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Ho Tse Wai & Partners Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Ox!

Ho Tse Wai & Partners Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Ox! (Written by our partner Mr. Albert Ho)

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Statement of Ho Tse Wai & Partners dated 6 January 2021

Statement of Ho Tse Wai & Partners We refer to the police investigation conducted at our firm’s office earlier today. The investigation is unrelated to the work of our firm. As investigations are still ongoing, we refrain from commenting on the matter. We assure that the confidentiality of client...

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Our Partner Albert Ho is awarded the Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award by Human Rights First

Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2020 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to Hong Kong human rights defender, Albert Ho. Albert Ho is a veteran Hong Kong lawyer and advocate whose career in human rights and political activism stretches back almost four decades. A...

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