philip swainston

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

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