Legal update: Show me the money: specificity, credibility, and the fraud exception

The last five years have seen a massive increase in cyber fraud in Hong Kong and a corresponding growth in cases being brought before the Hong Kong Courts to trace and recover the proceeds. Fraud victims appreciate prompt recovery, but are often frustrated by ‘bona…Read More


Legal update: High Court invokes wardship to plug legal gap created by Hong Kong’s surrogacy legislation

In a pathbreaking decision the High Court has used the inherent wardship jurisdiction to fill a hole in Hong Kong’s family law that threatened to leave it without the ability to regulate children’s upbringing: S v J (Director of Immigration intervening), HCMP 1857 of 2016,…Read More


Tanner De Witt celebrates Dress Pink Day 2017

The Tanner De Witt offices were a dazzling display of pink today as our staff donned pink costumes, headpieces, socks and handbags in support of Dress Pink Day. What is Dress Pink Day? On Dress Pink Day, people across Hong Kong wear pink to raise…Read More


Legal update: Is a genuine belief that an underage victim is over 16 a defence to an indecent assault?

Update: On 9 May 2018, the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) overruled the decision of the appellate judge. Read our update posted on 24 May: Court of Final Appeal’s answers on the issue of establishing a defence to indecent assaults on underage victims In a recent magistracy appeal…Read More


Jeff Lane to speak at Asset Tracing and Recovery Forum in London

Tanner De Witt Partner Jeff Lane will participate in the panel session “Spotlight – Cyber Fraud” at the Asset Tracing and Recovery Forum, Tuesday 31 October at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel London. Also on the panel are Michael Coonan (Partner, McCann Fitzgerald), Sophie Eyre (Partner, Bird &…Read More