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
  08 May 2024 Court of Appeal 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

CACV 274/2023
Interim injunction restraining four specified criminal acts in relation to a song Download
  22 Dec 2023 Court of Appeal JOHNSON BENJAMIN v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION AND SECRETARY FOR SECURITY

CACV229/2023
Habeas Corpus – Immigration – Hardial Singh Principles – Reasonableness of Detention – Uncooperativeness of Detainee in Effecting Repatriation Download
  10 Nov 2023 Court of Final Appeal COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE v. DR THE HONOURABLE LEUNG KA-LAU

FACV 5/2023
Tax – charge of salaries tax in relation to a payment received by the taxpayer as damages for loss of rest days and statutory / public holidays Download
  23 Aug 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. TSANG CHI SING

HCMP 586/2022
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  18 Aug 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. YEUNG HIN WUN

HCMP 674/2022
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  14 Aug 2023
18 Jul 2023
Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHEUNG CHI HO

HCMP 598/2022 ([2023] HKCFI 2104)
HCMP 598/2022 ([2023] HKCFI 2099)
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  08 Aug 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. WONG KWOK LEUNG

HCMP 664/2022
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  31 July 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LEE PAK NAP

HCMP 587/2022
Contempt of Court Download
  28 Jul 2023 Court of First Instance 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

HCA 855/2023
Interim injunction restraining four classes of acts as defined in the Indorsement of Claim in relation to a song Download
  26 Jul 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. SO YAT KAI

HCMP 351/2023
Criminal Contempt of Court Download
  25 May 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. WONG CHI FUNG

HCMP 585/2022
Civil Contempt of Court Download
  19 May 2023 Court of First Instance LAI CHEE-YING v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

LAI CHEE-YING v. THE COMMITTEE FOR SAFEGUARDING NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE HKSAR AND DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION

HCMP 253/2023 & HCAL 566/2023
Decision of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the HKSAR Download
  14 Apr 2023 Court of First Instance SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. YIP SIN MAN

HCMP 539/2022
Civil Contempt of Court Download
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