Speeches and Articles by the Secretary for Justice

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Speeches and Articles by Law Officers and other senior officers

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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. CHEUNG WAI KWONG
Meaning of “using a vehicle” in Road Traffic Ordinance, Cap. 374
22 Dec 2017
2.
HKSAR v. CHUNG KA WAI
Possession of an identity card relating to another
17 Nov 2017
3.
HKSAR v. FONG KWOK SHAN CHRISTINE
Freedom of expression in public gallery of Legislative Council
04 Oct 2017
4.
SJ v. LEUNG HIU YEUNG & Others
Sentencing principles in unlawful assembly
11 Sep 2017
5.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. WONG CHI FUNG, LAW KWUN CHUNG AND CHOW YONG KANG ALEX
Unlawful assembly
17 Aug 2017
6.
HKSAR v. LAW WING FAI

HKSAR v. COLLINS GILBERT HENRY
Third party insurance
14 Aug 2017
7.
HKSAR v. 蔡偉麟
Indecent assault on person under the age of 16 years
31 Jul 2017
8.
HKSAR v. CHUI SHU SHING
Prosecution costs in appeals
11 Jul 2017
9.
HKSAR v. HUI RAFAEL JUNIOR also known as HUI SI YAN RAFAEL

HKSAR v. KWAN FRANCIS HUNG SANG also known as KWAN FRANCIS

HKSAR v. KWOK PING KWONG THOMAS

HKSAR v. CHAN KUI YUEN also known as THOMAS CHAN
Misconduct in public office
14 Jun 2017
10.
HKSAR v. 梁竣傑
Prosecution’s closing speech in magistrates court; Use of personal data
02 Jun 2017
11.
HKSAR v. HARJANI, KISHORE MOHANLAL

HKSAR v. MARK RICHARD CHARLTON SUTHERLAND
Wasted costs against counsel
15 May 2017
12.
HKSAR v. WUN SHU FAI
Duty of disclosure
16 Mar 2017
13.
HKSAR v. NGUYEN ANH NGA
Direction on inferential reasoning
14 Mar 2017
14.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHAN CHI WAN STEPHEN

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. TSENG PEI KUN
Bribery
14 Mar 2017
15.
HKSAR v. ZHOU LIMEI
Equivocal statement
16 Feb 2017
16.
HKSAR v. LIANG YAOQIANG
Provocation
07 Feb 2017
17.
HKSAR v. HONG KONG BROADBAND NETWORK LIMITED
Use of personal data
26 Jan 2017
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Civil cases

No. Case Name Case Number Subject Matter Involved Date of Decision
or Reasons
for Decision
1.
COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE v. PANG FAI
"Honorarium" payment
03 Nov 2017
2.
黎 v. 凌
Custody Order of child
01 Nov 2017
3.
PENNY'S BAY INVESTMENT CO LTD v. DIRECTOR OF LANDS
Land Compensation - Marine Rights Extinguishment
16 Oct 2017
4.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. CHU PUI YAN AND 8 OTHERS
Criminal contempt of court
13 Oct 2017
5.
SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. YIU CHUNG YIM

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. NATHAN LAW KWUN CHUNG

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LAU SIU LAI

SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE v. LEUNG KWOK HUNG
Validity of the Legislative Council Oath – Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11
14 Jul 2017
6.
RE "A"
Application for admission as a barrister
16 Jun 2017
7.
TNB FUEL SERVICES SDN BHD v. CHINA NATIONAL COAL GROUP CORPORATION
Crown immunity - state-owned enterprise
08 Jun 2017
8.
SAM WOO MARINE WORKS LIMITED v. THE INCORPORATED OWNERS OF PO HANG BUILDING
Constitutionality of s.63B of District Court Ordinance, Cap. 336
29 May 2017
9.
RE CHANG HYUN CHI
Constitutionality of s.27 & s.29 of Bankruptcy Ordinance, Cap. 6
12 May 2017
10.
LO KWOK KUEN DANWAY v. SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE for and on behalf of THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Construction of Pension Benefits Ordinance, Cap. 99
25 Apr 2017
11.
CLP POWER HONG KONG LTD v. COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION
Assessment of rates - rateable tenement
17 Mar 2017
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Judicial review cases

No. Case Name Case Number Subject Matter Involved Date of Decision
or Reasons
for Decision
1.
PCCW-HKT TELEPHONE LTD AND ANOTHER v. THE SECRETARY FOR COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ANOTHER
Levy of telecommunication licence fees - Trading Funds Ordinance, Cap. 430
27 Dec 2017
2.
Dr U v. THE PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE OF THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF HONG KONG AND ANOTHER
Jurisdiction of the Preliminary Investigation Committee to re-consider a complaint
24 Nov 2017
3.
SHAM WING KAN v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
Power of the Police to search the digital content of mobile phones or similar digital devices seized on arrest - s.50(6) of Police Force Ordinance, Cap.232
27 Oct 2017
4.
BLENDORAN LTD v. APPEAL TRIBUNAL (BUILDINGS)
Building Appeal - Unauthorised building works
20 Oct 2017
5.
KWOK CHEUK KIN v. COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AND ANOTHER
Notification of a public meeting to the Police - s.2 and s.7 of Public Order Ordinance (Cap.245)
19 Oct 2017
6.
郭卓堅 v. 林鄭月娥特首連同行政會議成員

呂智恆 AND ANOTHER v. 行政長官會同行政會議

TSANG KIN-SHING v. THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND HOUSING AND OTHERS

張德榮 v. 林鄭月娥行會主席 AND OTHERS
Constitutionality of the proposed arrangement regarding Hong Kong and Mainland customs, immigration and quarantine procedures at the West Kowloon Station of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link
27 Sep 2017
7.
QT v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION
Application by same-sex partner for entering Hong Kong as dependant
25 Sep 2017
8.
YAU WAI CHING v. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE

SIXTUS LEUNG CHUNG HANG v. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION, SECRETARY FOR JUSTICE
Validity of the Legislative Council Oath – Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11
01 Sep 2017
9.
BUILDING AUTHORITY v. APPEAL TRIBUNAL (BUILDINGS)
Dangerous Hillside Orders - maintenance responsibilities
11 Aug 2017
10.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AND ANOTHER v. PRESIDENT OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Validity of the Legislative Council Oath – Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11
14 Jul 2017
11.
KWOK CHEUK KIN v. SECRETARY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AND MAINLAND AFFAIRS
Bar from standing at election - Constitutionality of S.39(2A) of the Legislative Council Ordinance, Cap.542
11 Jul 2017
12.
KWOK CHEUK KIN v. LEUNG CHUN YING
Validity of the oath taken by the Chief Executive - Article 104 of the Basic Law and the Oaths and Declarations Ordinance, Cap. 11
10 May 2017
13.
LEUNG CHUN KWONG v. SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE AND ANOTHER
Same-sex marriage - employees' benefits and completion of tax returns
28 Apr 2017
14.
NAM SANG WAI DEVELOPMENT CO LTD AND ANOTHER v. TOWN PLANNING BOARD
Town Planning Appeal - Jurisdiction of Review
16 Feb 2017
15.
DESIGNING HONG KONG LTD v. THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD
Protective costs order
16 Feb 2017
16.
LEUNG KWOK HUNG also known as “LONG HAIR” v. COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES
Decision to cut the hair of male prisoners - Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Cap. 480
17 Jan 2017
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