public interest

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