Man allowed to take cable ties case forward

The Court of Appeal has given the green light for a man jailed for possessing cable ties in 2019 to challenge his conviction and sentence in the city’s top court. Chan Chun-kit, 35, who’s a real estate agent, was found guilty by Eastern Court in August 2020 for possessing instruments...

Top court upholds Small House Policy in full

Hong Kong's top court has upheld the exclusive right of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes under the Small House Policy, saying the policy is constitutional in its entirety. The policy, which dates back to 1972, allows for three-storey houses to be built on private land. Male villagers...

Legal setback for man facing extradition to India

A Hong Kong resident facing extradition to India over his alleged involvement in a jailbreak there has failed to secure permission to take his case to the SAR's top court. Indian authorities accuse Ramanjit Singh of planning the escape of six prisoners from a jail in Nabha, Punjab in November,...

Convoy shareholder granted leave to appeal

A legal battle over financial services firm Convoy Global will go to the city's top court after the Court of Appeal ruled that the case raised important questions regarding the corporate governance of companies across different jurisdictions. Convoy, which was delisted by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in May after...

Appeal board upholds police ban on July 1 march

The Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions on Tuesday upheld a police ban on a march on July 1, citing infection risks posed by Covid-19. The League of Social Democrats, Tin Shui Wai Connection and Save Lantau Alliance wanted to march from Victoria Park to the government’s headquarters in...

Co-location challenge dismissed by Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the co-location arrangement at the West Kowloon express rail station is constitutional, dismissing an appeal from former lawmakers and activists. Disqualified legislators Leung Kwok-hung and Sixtus Leung, and activists Henderick Lui and Kwok Cheuk-kin, had lodged the appeal...

Johnson Lam picked to fill vacancy on top court

Justice Johnson Lam, a vice-president of the Court of Appeal, is set to become a permanent judge of the city’s top court – filling a position that has been vacant for the past four months. Justice Lam’s appointment to the Court of Final Appeal is subject to Legislative Council approval,...

Jimmy Lai still has a chance of bail: scholar

2021-02-10 HKT 09:38" title="Jimmy Lai leaves court for prison after Tuesday's hearing. Photo: Reuters"> Jimmy Lai leaves court for prison after Tuesday's hearing. Photo: Reuters University of Hong Kong legal scholar Simon Young says media tycoon Jimmy Lai still has a chance of being granted bail while awaiting trial on...