Speeches and Articles by the Secretary for Justice

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Notable Judicial Decisions involving the Government

Criminal cases

No. Case Name Case Number Subject Matter Involved Date of Decision
or Reasons
for Decision
1.
HKSAR v. CHAN KAM SHING
Joint enterprise
16 Dec 2016
2.
HKSAR v. MD MERAN HOSSAIN
Composition of Court of Appeal
16 Dec 2016
3.
HKSAR v. LUK KIN PETER JOSEPH
Meaning of “agent” in Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, Cap. 201
08 Dec 2016
4.
HKSAR v. WONG LIN HUNG & OTHERS
Court of Appeal’s power to order loss of time
10 Nov 2016
5.
HKSAR v. WAN THOMAS & OTHERS
Prison visits
17 Oct 2016
6.
HKSAR v. ODIRA SHARON LENSA
Trafficking in a dangerous drug – post-sentencing assistance
22 Sep 2016
7.
HKSAR v. NGO VAN NAM

HKSAR v. ABDOU MAIKIDO ABDOULKARIM
Sentencing guidelines on a plea of guilty
02 Sep 2016
8.
HKSAR v. CHIU CHI-TO
Forfeiture
18 Aug 2016
9.
HKSAR v. IPP TIN-FAN
Making child pornography
27 Jul 2016
10.
HKSAR v. SALIM, MAJED

HKSAR v. YEUNG KA SING CARSON
Money laundering
11 Jul 2016
11.
HKSAR v. DON AMARASINGHALAGE DON CHANDRA JANAKA
Jury verdict
20 Jun 2016
12.
HKSAR v. CHAN YUEN YEE CARRIE
Forfeiture of bail money
08 Jun 2016
13.
HKSAR v. WU WING KIT & ANOTHER
Publication of court proceedings
26 May 2016
14.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. GLOBAL MERCHANT FUNDING LIMITED
Money lenders
16 May 2016
15.
HKSAR v. CHAN HIU YEUNG
Prosecutor’s closing speech
26 Apr 2016
16.
HKSAR v. TSANG KAI ON
Rebuttal evidence
21 Apr 2016
17.
HKSAR v. HO LOY
Traffic Sign
23 Mar 2016
18.
HKSAR v. CHENG CHEE-TOCK THEODORE
Conspiracy to defraud
21 Mar 2016
19.
HKSAR v. CHAN HUANDAI
Jury Irregularity
29 Feb 2016
20.
HKSAR v. BULLEN, CHRISTIAN ANTHONY
Reasonable Excuse
23 Feb 2016
21.
HKSAR v. HUI SI YAN RAFAEL AND OTHERS
Misconduct in Public Office
16 Feb 2016
22.
HKSAR v. CHANG WAI HANG ALAB
Abandonment of Appeal
29 Jan 2016
23.
HKSAR v. MAK CHAI KWONG & ANOTHER
Conspiracy to defraud
29 Jan 2016
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Civil cases

No. Case Name Case Number Subject Matter Involved Date of Decision
or Reasons
for Decision
1.
SIN CHUNG YIN RONALD AND OTHERS v. THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF HONG KONG
Dentists Registration Ordinance, Cap. 156 - unprofessional conduct of registered dentists
04 Nov 2016
2.
OSMAN MOHAMMED ARAB WONG TAK MAN STEPHEN, JOINT AND SEVERAL LIQUIDATORS OF AGI LOGISTICS (HONG KONG) LTD (IN COMPULSORY LIQUIDATION) v. COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE
Avoidance of disposition of property after commencement of winding-up
02 Nov 2016
3.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHEUNG KAI YIN AND 29 OTHERS
Application for leave to lodge interlocutory appeals in criminal contempt proceedings
07 Oct 2016
4.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHEUNG KAI YIN AND 29 OTHERS
Interlocutory appeals in criminal contempt proceedings - civil or criminal in nature - Applicability of s.50 and s.14AA of High Court Ordinance, Cap. 4
01 Aug 2016
5.
SINGH ARJUN by his next friend SINGH ANITA GURUPRIT v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE AND ANOTHER
Race Discrimination Ordinance, Cap. 602 - racial discrimination
30 May 2016
6.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. HONG KONG CABLE TELEVISION LTD
Variable licence fees prescribed under the Broadcasting Ordinance, Cap. 562
25 May 2016
7.
PENNY'S BAY INVESTMENT CO LTD v. DIRECTOR OF LANDS
Land Compensation - marine rights extinguishment
16 May 2016
8.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. SIEW YUN LONG AND OTHERS
Leave to apply for criminal contempt of court
06 May 2016
9.
THE INCORPORATED OWNERS OF PO HANG BUILDING v. SAM WOO MARINE WORKS LIMTIED
Leave to appeal - constitutionality of section 63B of the District Court Ordinance, Cap. 336
08 Apr 2016
10.
POON CHO-MING, JOHN v. COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE
Salaries tax - taxability of payments received upon termination of employment
24 Mar 2016
11.
GROUP LEADER LTD AND OTHERS v. THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF LEUNG YIN MEI, DECEASED AND OTHERS
Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance, Cap. 545 - Jurisdiction of the Lands Tribunal
16 Mar 2016
12.
CHINA CAPITAL STRATEGY LIMITED AND OTHERS v. THE REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES
Appeal against the Registrar of Companies' refusal to register documents
09 Mar 2016
13.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHAU WAN YING AND OTHERS
Leave to apply for committal for criminal contempt of court
08 Mar 2016
14.
THE COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE v. GENNON ENTERPRISES LTD
Recovery of tax - application for stay pending appeal
04 Feb 2016
15.
COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE v. CHURCH BODY OF THE HONG KONG SHENG KUNG HUI AND ANOTHER
Inland Revenue appeal - change of intention
04 Feb 2016
16.
CLP POWER HONG KONG LIMITED v. COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION
Government rent and rating appeal - assessment of rateable value
02 Feb 2016
17.
LI KWOK CHING v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE
Adverse possession
13 Jan 2016
18.
WONG CHAK SIN v. THE COLLECTOR OF STAMP REVENUE
Buyer's Stamp Duty
08 Jan 2016
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Judicial review cases

No. Case Name Case Number Subject Matter Involved Date of Decision
or Reasons
for Decision
1.
ZN v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE AND OTHERS
Article 4 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights
23 Dec 2016
2.
HO LOY AND ANOTHER v. DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION & YU HIN PIK v. DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Environmental Impact Assessment - Three-Runway System
22 Dec 2016
3.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND ANOTHER v. THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND ANOTHER v. YAU WAI CHING AND OTHERS
Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11 – Validity of the Legislative Council Oath
30 Nov 2016
4.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND ANOTHER v. THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND ANOTHER v. YAU WAI CHING AND OTHERS
Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11 – Validity of the Legislative Council Oath
15 Nov 2016
5.
HO KWOK TAI v. COLLECTOR OF STAMP REVENUE
Ad Valorem Stamp Duty - Interpretation of s.29DF of Stamp Duty Ordinance, Cap. 117
31 Oct 2016
6.
HYSAN DEVELOPMENT CO LTD AND OTHERS v. TOWN PLANNING BOARD & LEIGHTON PROPERTY CO LTD AND ANOTHER v. TOWN PLANNING BOARD
Planning restrictions - private property rights and proportionality
26 Sep 2016
7.
WONG CHI FUNG v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE
Legislative Council Ordinance, Cap. 542 - minimum age to stand as a candidate at Legislative Council election
22 Jun 2016
8.
LI WAI HUNG CESARIO v. ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS BOARD
Mahjong parlour licence - Refusal of application for mahjong licence
15 Jun 2016
9.
YAU KA PO v. TOWN PLANNING BOARD
Town Planning - "Green Belt" Rezoning - setting aside leave
14 Jun 2016
10.
SKY ACE ENTERPRISES LTD v. APPEAL TRIBUNAL (BUILDINGS)
Building Appeal - Disapproval of building plans
13 Jun 2016
11.
CHEE FEI MING v. DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND ANOTHER

HUNG SHUI FUNG v. DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND ANOTHER
Constitutionality of statutory scheme regulating display and affixing of bills and posts on Government Land
06 Jun 2016
12.
LI KIM MING v. THE HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ANOTHER
Civil Service Public Housing Quota Scheme
27 May 2016
13.
THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG v. BUILDING AUTHORITY
Building Plans - Ownership / Realistic prospect of control
19 May 2016
14.
YUNG CHI KEUNG v. PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY BOARD AND ANOTHER
Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance, Cap. 380 - severance payment
17 May 2016
15.
PCCW-HKT TELEPHONE LTD AND ANOTHER v. THE SECRETARY FOR COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ANOTHER
Trading Funds Ordinance, Cap. 430 - Levy of telecommunication licence fees
17 May 2016
16.
HUI WING KIT v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Removal
06 May 2016
17.
KEEN LLOYD HOLDINGS LTD AND OTHERS v. COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE AND ANOTHER
Validity of search warrants & remedial interpretation
22 Apr 2016
18.
DEMBELE, SALIFOU AND OTHERS v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Dependant Visa
22 Apr 2016
19.
NG CHI KEUNG v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE AND OTHERS
Private prosecution
21 Apr 2016
20.
NISA AZIZAN AND ANOR v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION AND ANOR
Immigration - Extension of Stay
15 Apr 2016
21.
HONG KONG TELEVISION NETWORK LIMITED v. CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN COUNCIL
Broadcasting policy concerning domestic free television licence
06 Apr 2016
22.
KWOK CHEUK KIN v. DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE
Licensing of funeral parlour business
15 Mar 2016
23.
HUI HIN HANG AND OTHERS v. AIRPORT AUTHORITY HONG KONG AND/OR CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN COUNCIL
Three-Runway System Project and its financial arrangement
15 Mar 2016
24.
QT v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Dependant Visa
11 Mar 2016
25.
BI v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Dependant Visa
08 Mar 2016
26.
BH v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - Dependant Visa
08 Mar 2016
27.
HO LOY v. DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND ANOTHER
Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance - Role of the Director of Environmental Protection
04 Mar 2016
28.
HO KWOK TAI v. COLLECTOR OF STAMP REVENUE
Ad valorem stamp duty - construction of s.29DF of Stamp Duty Ordinance, Cap. 117
18 Feb 2016
29.
MS & OTHERS v. DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE
Immigration - Humanitarian Assistance
15 Feb 2016
30.
BUILDING AUTHORITY v. APPEAL TRIBUNAL (BUILDINGS)
Jurisdiction of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings)
03 Feb 2016
31.
YAU KA PO v. CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN COUNCIL
Planning - rezoning of "Green Belt" sites
29 Jan 2016
32.
TELEVISION BROADCASTS LTD v. COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY AND ANOTHER
Broadcasting Ordinance, Cap. 562 - regulation of anti-competitive conduct and appeal mechanism
29 Jan 2016
33.
KWOK CHEUK KIN V SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND HOUSING & ORS
Excess lead in water incident - Costs
25 Jan 2016
34.
PAGTAMA, VICTORINA ALEGRE AND ANOR v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - permission to remain
12 Jan 2016
35.
COMILANG, MILAGROS TECSON AND ANOR v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - permission to remain
12 Jan 2016
36.
LUIS, DESIREE RANTE AND ORS v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Immigration - permission to remain
12 Jan 2016
37.
KWOK CHEUK KIN v. SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND HOUSING AND ORS
Excess lead in water incident
04 Jan 2016
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