Judgment

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’

High Court Rules That Refusing Public Housing to Married Same-sex Couple Is ‘Unlawful and Unconstitutional’ 598 417 Alfred Ip

Another landmark case shows that on the issue of LGBT rights, where the legislature fears to tread, the Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human right of freedom from discrimination.

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions

Increasing the Enforceability of Post-Termination Restrictions 1080 718 Adam Hugill

The uncertainty regarding the enforceability of post-termination restrictions is gradually decreasing thanks to landmark cases. In particular, U.K. judgments still carry a strong impact on Hong Kong Courts.

Children Custody in Relocation Cases

Children Custody in Relocation Cases 1050 700 Alfred Ip

What happens when following a relationship breakdown or a divorce one of the parents wishes to move back to his/her country of origin or move to a third country?

Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update

Hong Kong Lawyer | Testamentary Capacity: Update 1600 1201 Hugill & Ip

Challenges concerning testamentary capacity have been a common issue arising before the courts. The Court of Final Appeal has recently provided guidance on testamentary capacity in a case concerning an estate matter.

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!)

Leung v. Secretary for the Civil Service: The Court of Final Appeal Upholds Minority Rights (Again!) 1200 675 Adam Hugill

Leung and QT and a handful of past cases show that on the issue of same-sex and minority rights, where the legislature fears to tread, Hong Kong Courts are fully prepared to uphold the core human rights of freedom from discrimination.

Dispute Resolution Focus Week: Enforcement of Judgment

Dispute Resolution Focus Week: Enforcement of Judgment 1500 1125 Alfred Ip

After a long legal process, a judgment is entered in your favour. Sometimes the judgment can only be satisfied after it is enforced, and the winning party has different options how to do this in Hong Kong.

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