Court of First Instance

Mother who took son to paedophile says she will help prosecutors

A mother found guilty of handing her five-year-old son to a paedophile who had anal sex with the boy in exchange for cash has offered to assist in the prosecution of the alleged molester.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Bid to block offshore waste incinerator begins in court

An activist protests against plans for a massive incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, an island south of Lantau, in April. Photo: David Wong

A judicial challenge against the government’s plan to build a massive offshore waste incinerator began in the Court of First Instance on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Acid attack plotters jailed for 12 years

Two men involved in a plot to throw highly corrosive acid at a lawyer, to stop him from prosecuting a case, were jailed for 12 years at the Court of First Instance on Friday.

So Ka-wai, 30, and Chan Lap-tak, 35, each pleaded guilty to a count of conspiring to throw corrosive liquid with the intent of grievously injuring barrister Neil Mitchell on October 27, 2009.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:22pm

Fake-documents ruling upheld in fight over will


A woman used false documents to try to claim the estate of her former partner, the Court of Appeal ruled.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Murder, bank fraud 'despicable'

A handyman who killed a 74-year-old man before impersonating him to withdraw HK$600,000 from banks was jailed for life yesterday.

Mr Justice Darryl Saw called Alan Ng Nga-lun, 52, 'truly despicable' for murdering Tang Lo-loi at his house in Tseng Tau village, Ma On Shan, on November 9, 2010.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Socialite Chau seeks review of order to quit land

Socialite and barrister Brenda Chau Tam Yuet-ching applied yesterday for permission to mount a judicial review of a government decision to cancel her licences to two exclusive sites near a country park in Sai Kung she has used for more than 20 years.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Movie extra guilty of anal sex with boy, 14

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital steps up countdown to closing

Hong Kong Central Hospital met Health Department officials yesterday to begin the process of shutting its doors after a devastating court ruling this week ordering it off the site it has occupied for more than 50 years.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital 'promise' denied by church

The Anglican Church yesterday asked the High Court to order a hospital to move off land in Central where it has been for more than 50 years.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Brothers'battlefor estate heats up

The family battle over the estate of late tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung took another twist yesterday when one of his sons asked a court to throw out an attempt by his brother to remove him as a co-executor of the will.

Businessman Ian Fok Chun-wan has sought a stay of Benjamin Fok Chun-yue's application to remove him as an administrator of the estate.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Judge denies firm's bid to eject hawker

A property company has lost its legal battle over a newspaper hawker who it says has cost it HK$9.4 million by taking up more space than she is allowed outside a building in Central.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

High-risk investor was told 'government would step in'

A wealthy DBS client who says she was misled into buying high-risk derivatives told a court that a customer relations manager had said the government would intervene if the market fell drastically.

Hao Ting, a Beijing businesswoman, was testifying under questioning by the bank's lawyer, Jat Sew-tong SC, in the Court of First Instance yesterday.

16 May 2012 - 12:00am

Molestation claim not true, says barrister

A barrister accused of molesting a client's elder sister rejected the allegations yesterday as rude, untrue and damaging to his reputation.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chopper rage of tycoon's mistress

'King of shoes' Patrick Tang Kim-kwan's ex-mistress wielded a chopper in a heated quarrel triggered by her discovery that the billionaire had another secret lover, a court was told yesterday.

The Court of First Instance heard that Karen Lee Chi-ting, 42, tore Tang's shirt, threw wine bottles, and hacked a door with a chopper in many heated arguments with her 69-year-old lover.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Tycoon 'tampered with deed to flat'

'King of shoes' Patrick Tang Kim-kwan's former mistress yesterday accused the billionaire of working with lawyers to tamper with a deed, in an attempt to reduce her rights to a Sai Kung property.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am