Hong Kong Cases

Hong Kong Cases is the only complete series of law reports covering court decisions dating back to 1842 when common law was first applied in Hong Kong.

The only complete series of law reporting in Hong Kong - since 1842

The headnotes are drafted to give you a clear and succinct summary of the material facts and the principles of law applied by the court in reaching its decision. Our headnotes are carefully drafted by experienced practitioners who are experts in their respective area of law. Hong Kong Cases Unreported and Casebase on the other hand are published with relevant catchwords and case treatment respectively to ensure ease of searching for cases.

Providing you a quick answer without having to pore through hundreds of pages of the judgment

Clarity and consistency

Headnotes have been regularly lauded for their style, providing case details and in-depth analysis with the practitioner in mind.

Comprehensive and timely

Covers all areas of Hong Kong Law, and important judgments are reported quickly and accurately every two weeks.

Strong cross-referencing

Citations are linked to all our other major works such as Halsbury's Laws of Hong Kong, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong and other commentary works which means that no important reference is excluded.

Smart and cohesive headnoting

Headnotes include para references to the judgments for ease of reference to the judgment on a particular point because the reader may only be interested in one or two of several different issues covered in a particular judgment.

From the Author's Desk

Bill Clarke, Former General Editor of Hong Kong Cases on what makes a case significant and worthy of reporting.

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Updates: Reported cases are published bi-weekly in looseparts and bi-monthly in bound volume. Hong Kong Cases Unreported and Casebase are updated daily on our database

Format: HKC available in Looseparts, Bound Volumes & Lexis Advance® Hong Kong; HKCU & Casebase are online only publications

Consultant Editorial Board

PY Lo, Barrister, General Editor

I Grenville Cross, SBS, QC, SC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Hong Kong (1997-2009); Vice-Chairman, Senate, International Association of Prosecutors, Sentencing Editor

WS Clarke, BA, LLB, LLM, General Editor (2007-2018)

Vinci WS Lam, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions

Malcolm Merry, Barrister, Adjunct Professor and Former Head of the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

Judith Sihombing, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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