Legal update: When do judges refer matters to prosecuting authorities and regulatory bodies for consideration of criminal behaviour or regulatory misconduct?
Introduction When judges learn of a possible crime or professional misconduct during the trial of a matter, they sometimes refer the factual issues to the Secretary for Justice (“SJ”) and/or regulatory bodies for further investigation. In most cases judges do not specify whether they are…Read More
Section 2 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Ordinance Cap 297 (“ROO”) is a godsend for offenders convicted for the first time and sentenced to a fine of less than HK$10,000 or to imprisonment of 3 months or less. An offender is entitled to treat the…Read More
Tanner De Witt’s Criminal Lawyer, Consultant Phil Swainston, was invited by The Law Society of Hong Kong to join a panel and share his views on Public Interest and Fair Trial Rights – Where Should the Balance Be Struck? at the 2017 Hong Kong Criminal…Read More