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Philip Dykes

Sex-change woman's right to wed argued

Lawyers for a transsexual who is appealing against a court ruling that upheld a law barring her from marrying her boyfriend argued yesterday that a modern interpretation of sex, gender and marriage should be embraced in light of social changes.

Thursday, 13 October, 2011, 12:00am

Split over particles in bridge report

A judge and a lawyer were at odds yesterday over whether a set of pollutants should have been included in the environmental impact study for a cross-border bridge, even though they are not part of the government's objectives for air quality.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

HK should abide by convention on refugees' claims, court told

Hong Kong could not shirk its responsibility to fairly assess people's refugee claims just because other Asian countries chose not to abide by a UN convention on the matter, the Court of First Instance has heard.

15 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Postponing doctor's hearing was prejudicial, court hears

A Medical Council decision to postpone a hearing against a surgeon pending a court appeal on doctors' advertising was prejudicial to the public interest, a court was told on the opening day of a judicial review.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Four asylum seekers claim unlawful detention

Four asylum seekers are challenging the government's right to detain torture claimants for prolonged periods.

The Immigration Department had detained two men from Sri Lanka, one from Togo and another from Algeria pending their removal from Hong Kong.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Suspension of solicitor challenged

The Law Society had been unfair to jailed solicitor Andrew Lam Ping-cheung by suspending him from practice without disclosing the contents of reports about two complaints against him, a court was told yesterday.

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Developer seeks change in rules to build theme park

It wants judicial review of draft restrictions on Quarry Bay site

A developer said in court yesterday that government restrictions on land in Quarry Bay to which it secured rights 12 years ago were now so extreme they could amount to 'expropriation of property'.

17 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Judge left perplexed by reasoning over warrant

At least one of the three judges was troubled by the reasoning of Apple Daily as to the validity or otherwise of a warrant for seizure of journalistic materials.

Mr Justice Brian Keith, who asked most of the questions from the bench during the three-day hearing, had a special request for Philip Dykes, SC.

8 Jan 2000 - 12:00am