High Court

Shareholders drop suit against China Resources Power directors but may launch a wider one

Song Lin is one of the CRP directors against whom the court case was brought. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Six minority shareholders of China Resources Power have withdrawn their claim of a breach of fiduciary duties by the firm's directors after the High Court judge rejected an application to add new allegations to the original complaint.

Wednesday, 8 January, 2014, 4:04am

Higher payouts for injury claims, High Court rules in landmark judgment

Higher payouts for injury claims, High Court rules in landmark judgment

Insurance premiums are expected to go up following a landmark High Court judgment yesterday that rewrites the formula for how judges calculate compensation for victims of injuries.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:23am

Solicitors close in on High Court role

President of Law Society Dieter Yih Lai-tak. Photo: May Tse

Experienced solicitors will be able to represent clients in the High Court as early as April, saving litigants tens of thousands of dollars as they will no longer have to hire a separate barrister.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:47am 3 comments

Hong Kong solicitors seek exemption from assessment for new High Court role

Solicitors who apply to obtain the right to speak on behalf of clients in the High Court will need to sit an assessment, although those who have "substantial experience" in advocacy may be exempted.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:41am

TVB seeks High Court review of recommendation for new TV licences

Media wait at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Sam Tsang

TVB yesterday applied for a judicial review of a government agency's decision to recommend the granting of new free-to-air television licences, in an apparent effort to avoid increased competition in the terrestrial television market.

4 Jan 2013 - 3:30am 1 comment

New inquiry launched into Hillsborough disaster

Trevor Hicks and other supporters pose outside the High Court in central London, after the High Court quashed the original accidental death verdicts returned on 96 Liverpool football fans who died in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Photo: AFP

A British court yesterday quashed accidental death verdicts returned after 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death at the Hillsborough football stadium in 1989, while police launched a new probe into the disaster.

20 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Racehorse trainer Brian Kan to serve 14 weeks in jail

Brian Kan Ping-chee (centre) outside the High Court.

Former champion racehorse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee was ordered to serve a 14-week jail term on Friday after the High Court rejected his appeal against his conviction over election corruption.

Kan, 75, must immediately serve his jail term after Mr Justice Derek Pang Wai-cheong, of the Court of First Instance, refused his bail application.

23 Nov 2012 - 1:33pm

Occupy activists refuse to budge from HSBC

Occupy Central protesters say they will keep fighting to remain in a public walk-through area beneath HSBC's headquarters in Central, no matter how a court rules on the bank's request for an injunction.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:23pm

Hong Kong's Occupy protesters defy eviction order, brace for clash with police

Occupy Central's activists have been ordered to leave their base under HSBC headquarters in Central - but some have vowed to stay. Photo: David Wong

Occupy Central protesters were last night preparing for a clash with police after being given a fortnight to vacate their camp under HSBC headquarters on the orders of the High Court.

Yesterday's ruling looked set to end one of the world's longest-running anti-capitalism camps, but some defiant occupiers said police would have to move them by force.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:50pm

City Digest

Court rejects academic's bid for judicial review

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Threat of bankruptcy petition for Tony Chan

Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen may face a bankruptcy petition if he fails to pay a HK$80 million legal bill slapped on him by the High Court in May after he failed in his claim for Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's multibillion-dollar estate.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Judge recounts 21 years with cheer

The colourful and liberal Mr Justice Michael Hartmann marked his retirement with a hint of humour in his farewell sitting yesterday as the courtroom overflowed with well-wishers.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Another senior judge to leave judiciary

The judiciary will lose another senior judge in the next three months with the departure of Admiralty judge Mr Justice Anselmo Reyes to a teaching position at the University of Hong Kong.

Reyes will step down as Admiralty judge at the end of this week to be replaced by Mr Justice Aarif Barma, but will continue to sit as duty judge until mid-September when he will leave.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Bo prostitute' lies made public hate me, says Zhang

Film star Zhang Ziyi (pictured) says defamatory reports claiming she had sex with disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai for money, made her the object of hatred, contempt and ridicule, according to a writ filed in the High Court.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stepmother sues natural family over son's estate

The elderly stepmother of a late doctor is claiming half of his HK$44 million estate after she earlier lost a claim against his natural mother.

Ho Sin-ying, 83, yesterday reopened a lawsuit over Tsang Kwong-lik's estate by applying for financial provision out of his estate.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am