public interest

26Jan2020

What we learned from the WebSAMS data breach

Nine schools in Hong Kong were attacked in a recent cybersecurity incident, resulting in a data breach for four schools. Pádraig Walsh from the Personal Data Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt reviews what happened, and what general guidance can be learned…Read More

09Aug2019

Mark Side attends International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice’s 2019 London Conference

Partner Mark Side was in attendance at the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice‘s 2019 London Conference, which was held at the Westminster Law School of The University of Westminster on 3 to 5 July 2019. Over 250 delegates from more than 30…Read More

25Jul2019

Legal update: A Beneficiaries’ right to request information from Trustees

The principles established in Schmidt v Rosewood Trust Ltd [2003] relating to a beneficiaries’ right to request information from trustees was recently confirmed by the England & Wales High Court in Lewis v Tamplin [2018]. In Lewis the settlor set up a trust and left…Read More

04Jun2019

Libel update: Definitions of words used in social media posts not to be found in dictionaries!

In a recent high-profile Facebook libel case following an acrimonious divorce in Stocker v Stocker, the UK Supreme Court has ruled that when determining the natural and ordinary meaning of words published on social media – fleeting and hastily written – the First Instance Judge…Read More

03May2019

Two Tanner De Witt teams emerge victorious in HK Centre for Pro Bono Service Quiz

It was an intellectual evening for the books on Thursday 25 April as the HK Centre for Pro Bono Service hosted its inaugural Quiz Night at Canny Man Bar. In true supportive fashion, Tanner De Witt entered two teams in this eleven-team tournament, and both…Read More

08Mar2019

Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

From all of us at Tanner De Witt, Happy International Women’s Day! We are celebrating this wonderful occasion by supporting a number of events: On Friday 1 March, we were a Silver Table Sponsor at The Women’s Foundation‘s International Women’s Day Gala Lunch. Kim Boreham,…Read More

25Oct2018

Legal update: UK Supreme Court held no discrimination by bakery shop not producing cake with “Support Gay Marriage” message

The recent judgment handed down by the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd & Others [2018] UKSC 49 (“Lee”) provided some important guidance concerning direct discrimination and how other competing rights should be weighed. In Lee, Mr. Lee…Read More

24Oct2018

Tanner De Witt attends HKRU celebration of men’s Sevens wins

On 19 October 2018, Partner Eddie Look, Solicitors Herman Pang and Jonathan Yeung and Trainee Solicitor Joanne Lam attended a reception hosted by the Hong Kong Rugby Union (“HKRU”) to celebrate the recent Gold medal wins of the Hong Kong national men’s Sevens team in…Read More

18Oct2018

Mark Side judges ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition 2018

Partner Mark Side of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice recently had the opportunity to judge submissions at the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition – HK. Winnie judged a preliminary round, while Mark judged one of the Semi-final rounds. In addition, Tanner De Witt was…Read More

20Sep2018

Legal update: Same sex spouses to receive dependant visas after policy reversal by Immigration Department

In its judgment handed down on 4 July 2018 the Court of Final Appeal upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that the Director of Immigration’s exclusion of same-sex married or otherwise formalised couples from the dependant visa policy was unlawful. Effective 19 September 2018, the…Read More

04Jul2018

Tanner De Witt supports Jason Karas in 2018 Room to Read race

Tanner De Witt was delighted to support Lipman Karas principal Jason Karas as he competed in Room to Read, London’s Fastest Executive 10km Race, on 12 June in Hyde Park. The race comprised of about 30 runners, including John Ridding (CEO of the Financial Times…Read More

12Jun2018

Tanner De Witt supports 120th Philippine Independence Day Charity Ball & Concert

Tanner De Witt was pleased to support the Philippine Association of Hong Kong’s Charity Ball and Concert on Saturday 9 June. Partners Robin Darton, Ian De Witt, Eddie Look and Tim Drew attended to show support for this charity fundraiser which raised funds for three…Read More