Housing estate fights rail tunnel

Work on the Sha Tin to Central railway line only began last week, but is facing a possible delay after the manager of a luxury Mid-Levels property applied for a judicial review.

Thursday, 28 June, 2012, 12:00am

Rifle club files second writ over lease

The government is acting like an ostrich in a row between a shooting club and the sport's governing body that is about to leave 600 gun enthusiasts with nowhere to practise, says a High Court writ.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Officer sues police commissioner in testimony row

A police superintendent who gave legal testimony that officers sometimes used their private equipment to record interviews with informants and witnesses is taking the commissioner of police to the High Court after he was reprimanded for the statement.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Writ claims HK$4.6m for defective renovation

A company director is seeking more than HK$4.6 million in compensation from a design company, alleging that it overcharged for the renovation of her luxury home and that the substandard nature of the work meant her family had to pay for alternative accommodation.

10 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

More powers for bailiffs 'won't help poor recovery rate'

Bailiffs executing court orders to seize property and chattels from delinquent debtors usually have little success - but the judiciary does not think increasing their powers would be much help.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hawker hit by truck while fleeing files writ

A hawker who was hit by a truck while fleeing hawker-control officers three years ago is launching a lawsuit in the High Court seeking damages. Without specifying the amount of the claim, solicitors for Tony Pang filed a writ on Tuesday.

19 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Son cheated mother out of flat, writ says

A bitter family dispute has resulted in claims that a son cheated his mother out of her HK$20 million property.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Tough times for catwalk finalist

Even the famous and gorgeous can run into strife in times of economic turmoil and plummeting property prices.

Former beauty pageant finalist Elaine da Silva is being sued by the vendor of a HK$9.8 million Pok Fu Lam flat who alleges she failed to go through with an agreement to buy the property.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Elderly mother sues 'ungrateful' family over assault, property deal

An elderly mother filed a lawsuit against her son and daughter-in-law this week that claimed she had been cheated out of her life savings and assaulted by her 'ungrateful' relatives.

In her writ, Chan Yuk-lan, 72, said her son, Yan Man-in, and his wife, Wong Yuk, had lived with her, her paralysed husband and younger son since 1996 until 'conflict arose'.

15 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Business group sues chief over HK$13.87m

One of the oldest business associations in Hong Kong is seeking the return of HK$13.87 million from its chairman - businessman and Grand Bauhinia Award holder Leo Lee Tung-hai.

In a writ, it alleges he misappropriated the money.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Ad firm accused of failing to pay HK$3m

Wihus Advertising Company is accused of failing to pay more than HK$3 million in fees to the Trade Development Council over four years. A writ the council filed in the High Court yesterday said that since November 2003 the firm failed to pay for adverts in the council's publications. Wihus agreed that month to pay HK$814,273 including interest but did not.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Legal action taken to beat deadline

The two writs lodged yesterday were not supposed to be acted on straight away, according to a partner at law firm Haldanes.

Rather, they were aimed at staving off a looming deadline for the commencement of legal action, said David Hoare, solicitor for the family of Robert Kissel.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

IT vendor points to government pay delay

The firm that provided e-channel systems to the Immigration Department claims the government has so far paid it only $2 million despite it having installed millions of dollars worth of equipment.

29 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Contractor sues over e-channels

Singapore equipment supplier claims $34m in fees, damages

A Singaporean company claims the Hong Kong Immigration Department is using copyright-infringing technology at its e-channel border crossings, according to a writ filed to the High Court yesterday.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Judge denies ICAC access to seized documents

Law firm given time to challenge search warrant

A judge yesterday denied graft-busters access to legal material seized under a search warrant while the owners of the material seek to have the warrant quashed.

But Mr Justice Michael Hartmann told a barrister acting for the applicants that he had yet to be convinced he had the power to rescind the warrant.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am