This section comprises the summaries of notable judgments in the past 12 months. Summaries are prepared for selected cases which involve important or significant legal principles or issues, issues of public interest, issues that attract strong media or public interest, and/or for educational purpose. The section aims to assist the public to understand the notable judgments and hence is not intended to be exhaustive. Please visit the Judiciary website for reference to other cases not covered in this section.

(The summaries of notable judgments contained in this section are prepared by the Department of Justice (DoJ) based on DoJ's own interpretation and understanding of the judgments of the courts concerned. The summaries are not legal advice and should not be relied upon by anyone as such. The summaries have no legal effect and are not intended to be cited as authorities of any kind. To fully understand the legal effect of the courts' judgments, the whole judgments of the courts concerned should be looked at.)

Significant Judicial Decisions involving the Government Civil Cases. This table consists of 4 columns and 8 rows. The first column is 'Number', the second column is 'Case Name', the third column is 'Court / Contract Ref.', the forth column is 'Date of Latest Judgment / Reasons for Verdict'
No. Date Court Case Name / Number Subject Matter
Involved
Summary
  17 Sep 2021 Court of First Instance LAI CHEE-YING v. SECRETARY FOR SECURITY

HCMP 956/2021
Freezing notice issued by the Secretary for Security under section 3, Schedule 3 to the Implementation Rules for Article 43 of the National Security Law Download
  09 Jun 2021 Court of First Instance ETIK ISWANTI v. TORTURE CLAIMS APPEAL BOARD AND DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION

DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION v. ETIK ISWANTI

HCAL 411/2021 & HCMP 602/2021
Leave application against the Director of Immigration's refusal decision for an applicant to make a request for subsequent claim under section 37ZO of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap. 115)

Section 27 order under the High Court Ordinance (Cap. 4) made against a vexatious litigant in the context of non-refoulement claim
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  16 Mar 2021 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHIN PO FUN

HCMP 231/2020
Criminal Contempt of Court Download
  09 Mar 2021 Court of Appeal MEMORIAL PARK HONG KONG LIMITED v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

CACV 436/2018
Private Columbaria - whether the "human remains" clause under land lease covered cremated human ashes, and whether the Government had abandoned enforcement of other lease terms Download
  08 Jan 2021 Court of Appeal RE MARK TAYLOR SIMPSON QC

CACV 543/2019
Application for ad hoc admission of overseas counsel Download
  29 Dec 2020 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. YIU KA YU

HCMP 1068/2020
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  28 Dec 2020 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHAN KIN CHUNG

HCMP 744/2020
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  13 Nov 2020 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. PERSONS UNLAWFULLY AND WILFULLY CONDUCTING THEMSELVES IN ANY OF THE ACTS PROHIBITED UNDER PARAGRAPH 1(a), (b) OR (c) OF THE INDORSEMENT OF CLAIM

HCA 1847/2020
Interim injunction to restrain Doxxing against Judicial Officers and their Families Download
  19 Oct 2020 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHENG LAI KING

HCMP 1256/2020
Civil Contempt of Court Download
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