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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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CFA ruled differential hair-cutting requirement for male and female prisoners constitutes discrimination

The Court of Final Appeal ruled that the Correctional Service Department (“CSD”)’s differential hair-cutting requirement for male and female inmates prescribed in Standing Order 41-05  issued by the Commissioner of Correctional Services constitutes discrimination and violates the Sex Discrimination Ordinance as well as the Basic Law. While CSD argued...

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High Court ruled Police’s failure to display unique identification number breaches Hong Kong Bill of Rights

The Court of First Instance laid down judgment today in favour of the Applicants and ruled that the failure of the Commissioner to require police officers to display their unique identification numbers and the failure of the Government to put in place an adequate system to investigate potential cases...

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Roy Tam Hoi-pong successfully challenged the decision to approve major developer’s plan building homes in wetland

The Court of First Instance laid down judgment in favour of our Client, Mr. Roy Tam Hoi-pong, founder of Green Sense, for his challenge of decision to approve a major developer’s controversial plans to build homes in Hong Kong’s internationally renowned wetland habitat for waterfowls. The Court ordered the...

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District Councillor Jocelyn Chau acquitted of assaulting police officer

Eastern district councillor Jocelyn Chau Hui-yan and co-defendant Lao Chak-kin, were charged with assaulting a policeman in North Point on the night of August 11, 2019. Eastern Magistrate Stanley Ho Chun-yiu acquitted the defendants with cost and said that the “two police officers’ testimonies are unreasonable and artificial. They...

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High Court granted leave and interim injunction for judicial review challenging the phone searching warrant

We represented Mr Martin Lee Chu-ming , Albert Ho Chun-yan, Au Nok-hin, Sin Chung-kai and Yeung Sum and obtained leave and interim injunction from Hon Mr Justice Coleman on 4 July 2020 following an emergency hearing for the application of judicial review challenging the phone search warrant obtained by the police...

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