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

The 1st and 2nd Defendants (the “Defendants”), 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...

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Ho Tse Wai & Partners wishes you a vibrant, abundant and healthy Year of the Tiger!

何謝韋仝人恭祝大家虎年虎威笙風,如虎添翼,歲歲平安! Ho Tse Wai & Partners wishes you a vibrant, abundant and healthy Year of the Tiger!

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Wong Chi Fung appeal on sentence successful on grounds of disparity and totality of sentences

Wong Chi Fung and Leung Jannelle Rosalynne activist, were charged with taking part in an unauthorised assembly on 4 June 2020 for the commemoration of the June Fourth Massacre. Wong was sentenced by His Honour Judge Stanley Chan for 10 months, and he appealed against this sentence. On 19...

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The judicial review for RTHK programme Headliner (頭條新聞)

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...

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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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