In Ko Pui Yee & Ors v Jones Lang Lasalle Management Services Ltd  4 HKC 50, the Defendant successfully appealed against the decisions of the Small Claims Tribunal which found the Defendant negligent as the property manager of the underground car park of a residential estate. The High Court set aside the adjudicator’s orders […]
Tort Law — High Court allows property manager’s appeal against the decisions of Small Claims Tribunal in finding it negligent for causing a flood in a car park when super typhoon Mangkhut struck Hong Kong
Commercial Law — Angela Mui Represents Plaintiff in Recovering Outstanding Loan Amount
The Plaintiff successfully claimed against the Defendant for the repayment of the outstanding principal and interest pursuant to a Promissory Note and Loan Agreement signed by both parties in 2018. The High Court entered judgment for the Plaintiff and ordered the Defendant to repay the outstanding sum of USD$1,142,737. The Plaintiff is entitled to have […]
Land and Property Law — Lands Tribunal held flat owner liable for backflow of water even if the unauthorized alteration of sewage pipes might be carried out by his predecessor-in-title
In the 東樂大樓業主立案法團 v 黃志剛  HKLdT, the Lands Tribunal allowed the applicant incorporated owners’ application for mandatory injunction to compel the respondent flat owner to reinstate the sewage pipes and damages being the repair costs incurred to repair the damaged elevator. Albert Wan acted for the successful applicant.
Hong Kong Family Law — Family Court orders permanent relocation of two young children to Singapore with their Father
In CN v LYP  HKFC 73, the Family Court ordered permanent relocation of two young children (a girl aged 7 and a boy aged 3) to Singapore with the Father. At the same time, the Mother had applied to permanently relocate the children to Dongguan, China, with her maternal family, which was not granted. […]
Land and Property Law — Record reserve price set in compulsory sale for redevelopment ordered by the Lands Tribunal
In a judgment dated 5 May 2023, the Lands Tribunal made an order for sale under the Land (Compulsory Sale for Redevelopment) Ordinance (Cap. 545) (“the Ordinance”) to sell the lot on which the Wah Ha Factory Building, Quarry Bay stands. The Tribunal set the reserve price for the auction of the lot at $5.125 […]
Land and Property Law — Court Orders Removal of Barrier to the Sale of the Goldin Financial Global Centre
In a judgment dated 27 April 2023, the Hon. Madam Justice Yvonne Cheng of the High Court of Hong Kong held that a writ for an alleged breach of a Sale and Purchase Agreement between the shareholders of Smart Edge Limited (Receivers and Managers Appointed) and Hundred Gain International Holding Ltd (a BVI company) for […]
Criminal Law — Defendant acquitted of common assault on the basis of questionable identification
Administrative and Public Law — Court quashes decision to dismiss legal aid appeal of personal injury claimant suing Hospital Authority for negligence
Criminal Law — Motorcyclist acquitted of dangerous driving with costs
The learned Magistrate accorded no weight to the evidence of PW3 and PW4. The Court also accepted the Defendant’s oral testimony. In the circumstance, the learned Magistrate ruled that the Prosecution had failed to prove that the Defendant was guilty of dangerous driving beyond all reasonable doubt and awarded costs to the Defence.