philip swainston

19Aug2019

Legal update: The complaint process in domestic violence cases

There is no criminal offence of “domestic violence”.  Domestic violence is a general term used to describe all acts of violence; threatening behaviour; physical, sexual or emotional abuse used by one person to control or dominate another, in a family environment.  An assailant can be…Read More

28Jan2019

Tanner De Witt joins Mind Over Matter Hong Kong Corporate Quiz 2019

Tanner De Witt’s finest quizzing minds were on show at the fifth edition of the Mind Over Matter – Hong Kong Corporate Quiz, which was held on 24 January 2019. Team Notorious TDW, which was composed of Kim Boreham, Phil Swainston, Caroline De Souza and Raymond…Read More

31Dec2017

2017: a year full of sponsorships, sports and speaking opportunities

2017 has been a year of growth for Tanner De Witt with two new partners, 15 new joiners, 5 newly qualified lawyers, 4 new trainees, 1 new practice area, 1 new office, more than 80 events…and we turned 18! As one of Hong Kong’s largest…Read More

09Jun2017

Legal update: Can regulated ‘offenders’ treat a criminal conviction as a ‘spent conviction’?

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

06Jun2017

Criminal lawyer Phil Swainston speaks at Hong Kong Criminal Law Conference 2017

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