Poon, Jeremy Shiu Chor 潘兆初

"Long Hair" v Commissioner of Correctional ServicesJustice is blind, except for haircuts
HK Court of Appeal, 22-Jan-2019
Mr Leung's application for leave to appeal to the CFA is dismissed. Mr Leung must now take a short-cut, so to speak, and go directly to the CFA, where more people in wigs may hear his plea that male and female prisoners should have the same rule on haircuts. Amazingly, neither side seems to have mentioned that the UK removed the different treatment by 1999, as we reported last year in "Justice is blind, except for haircuts".
Leung Chun Kwong v Civil Service & Inland Revenue
HK Court of Appeal, 1-Jun-2018
Justice is blind, except for haircuts
The Court of Appeal rules that a prison order requiring men to have short hair and allowing women to choose is not discriminatory, because of societal norms for haircuts. We find substantial flaws in this reasoning. We also find that the UK rule which HK inherited was amended by 1999 to remove the discrimination, something that Long Hair's lawyers appear to have overlooked. (1-May-2018)
SJ v Joshua Wong Chi Fung, Nathan Law Kwun Chung & Alex Chow Yong Kang
HK Court of Final Appeal, 6-Feb-2018
The appeal against the jail sentences imposed by the Court of Appeal succeeds. Magistrate June Cheung Ting Ngan's sentences of community service were not wrong in principle and not manifestly inadequate. They have already been served. The Court of Appeal can set sentencing guidelines but cannot retrospectively apply them. Paragraph 127 of the judgment rebukes certain comments of Court of Appeal VP Wally Yeung in his judgment.
SJ v Joshua Wong Chi Fung, Nathan Law Kwun Chung & Alex Chow Yong Kang
HK Court of Appeal, 17-Aug-2017
The Court of Appeal substitutes the community service sentences (already served) issued by Magistrate June Cheung Ting Ngan, with jail terms for the Occupy trio.

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