Hong Kong Family Court Practice – Fourth Edition

Authors: Keith Hotten, Dennis Ho, Mathilda Kwong

Since its original publication in 2010, Family Court Practice has become a required reading for lawyers and judges engaged in family practice at all levels in Hong Kong (Family Court, High Court, and Court of Final Appeal). Being a comprehensive, practical, and critical account of the law drafted from the viewpoint of experienced practitioners, this book contains the only one-stop comprehensive collection of primary sources (Practice Directions, Ordinances, subsidiary legislation, and international law), and practice and procedure checklists. It also includes precedents, ancillary relief tables, lists of leading cases, and useful websites arranged by subject.

Publisher: LexisNexis

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<div class="ewa-rteLine"><span>This edition covers major decisions, statutory updates and practice directions since 2020 that are critical for practitioners in matrimonial law in Hong Kong, including:</span></div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"> <ul> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">The <em>Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap 188)</em>, and the <em>Mainland Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases (Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap 639)</em>;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">The Family Procedure Bill on procedural reforms for the family justice system;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">The Children&rsquo;s Proceedings (Parental Responsibility) Bill seeking to address changes in custody, care and control rights and the relevant procedures; and</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Notable decisions including but not limited to:</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine"><em>Interlocutory applications under PD 4.1 and PD 15.11</em>;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Child abduction, wardship proceedings and Hague proceedings;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">A rare example wherein costs were awarded following a trial relating to children matters;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Ancillary relief matters where children are involved;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Surrogacy, parental orders and the respective rights;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Third party interests in a landed property;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Third party and/or litigation funding against the backdrop of legal principles relating to champerty and maintenance;</div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">The underlying costs implications should parties wish to appeal against a decision, including those of an interim nature;</div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"></div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Civil contempt, committal proceedings and enforcement of court orders, such as a Hadkinson order;</div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"></div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Same-sex marriage and the relevant legal principles on fundamental rights of marriage, including recent developments relating to <em>Articles 4, 10, 11, 14, 16 and 22 of the Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance (Cap 383)</em>;</div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"></div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Wardship and custody rights in same-sex relationships;</div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"></div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Modes of services and remote hearings in response to COVID-19; and</div> <div class="ewa-rteLine"></div> </li> <li> <div class="ewa-rteLine">Smart contracts and blockchain technology in the context of matrimonial law.</div> </li> </ul> </div>

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