Landmark cases

This firm's predecessor, Barnes & Daly, has represented clients on many matters which concern core and fundamental human rights in Hong Kong. Owing to the nature of the issues in concern, many of those cases have become landmark cases, and have contributed to the local jurisprudence, particularly in the area of administrative law.Most of the cases we handle are judicial reviews which frequently concern the interpretation of the HKSAR Basic Law, the Bill of Rights, the extent of the discretionary powers of the Director of Immigration, and draw on international instruments such as the International Convention on Civil and PoliticalRead more
Case Namesort descending Description Citation Link
C AND OTHERS v. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION AND ANOTHER

FACV 18-20/2011
C, AK, KMF, VK, BF and YAM v Director of Immigration and Another

The applicants came to Hong Kong to seek protection from persecution in his country or place...Read more

HCAL 132/2006 and 1, 43, 44, 48 and 82/2007
C, AK, KMF, VK, BF and YAM v Director of Immigration and Another

The appellants appealed against Hartmann J’s judgment (HCAL 132/2006 and 1, 43, 44, 48 and 82/2007:...Read more

CACV 132-137/2008
COMILANG MILAGROS TECSON, also known as COMILANG MILAGROS T. AND ANOTHER v. COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION AND OTHERS

CACV 183/2012
GA v Director of Immigration - Right to Work

This case concerns a very small group of PROVEN refugees and torture claimants seeking the right...Read more

FACV 7-9/2013
Gutierrez Joseph James, a minor, by Gutierrez Josephine B, also known as Gutierrez Josephine Balando, his mother and next friend v Commissioner of Registration & Registration of Persons Tribunal

Joseph, now 17, is the son of a Foreign Domestic Worker.  He was born in Hong...Read more

FACV 2/2014
VALLEJOS EVANGELINE BANAO, ALSO KNOWN AS VALLEJOS EVANGELINE B. and DOMINGO DANIEL L. v COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION and REGISTRATION OF PERSONS TRIBUNAL

FACV 19-20/2012