2020 chinese edition & VCF hearings

The 2020 Traditional Chinese online edition of Duxbury Etc, Hong Kong Family Court Tables has been published.  
 
Go to our "The Book" page to download.
We have also published our first case note on the recent Court of Appeal decision in CSFK v HWH [2020] HKCA 207. This is a very important judgment on video conference facilities for hearings (VCF) with potentially broad impact for family proceedings. Readers may also wish to read the Chief Judge's letter to the Bar discussing 'phase 2' of the Judiciary's VCF plan.

2020 edition published

The 2020 English online edition of Duxbury Etc, Hong Kong Family Court Tables will be published on 23 March 2020 to coincide with the reopening of the courts. The Traditional Chinese online edition will follow shortly in the coming days.
The paperback edition will be made available within the coming weeks and distributed freely through the Integrated Mediation Office of the Judiciary.
Go to our "The Book" page to download.

2020 edition (coming soon)

We are excited to announce that the impending publication of the new 2020 edition of Duxbury Etc.! 
 
The updated edition will be published shortly after the courts reopen (see latest announcement from the Judiciary re adjournment due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus).
In this new year’s edition, we are introducing an entirely new guide to Family Court Forms with hyperlinks to the rules, procedures and forms arranged by subject.  
 
We have also radically reformed our Duxbury Tables (allowing easier calculation of lump sum payments, tailored for Hong Kong’s own economic conditions) to make them more user friendly by issuing a single set of tables based on the formulas approved by the High Court in Chan Pak Ting v Chan Chi Kuen (No 2) [2013] 2 HKLRD 1, [2013] HKCFI 179. While these rates may need updating (and we remain hopeful the courts will create their own Duxbury Committee, as exists in England), they are judicially approved and should be a good starting point for calculations.
 
The new materials are in addition to updates to our usual material: a Family Law Glossary (explaining the archaic lexicon of the family courts), summaries of the essential Concepts (introducing the fundamental structure of each of the main areas of family law: divorce, children and money), and a list of essential Family Statutes, and our lists of indispensable Family Caselaw and helpful Websites. This year’s edition will also be the first to be published in paperback.  As with the online version, the paperback will be published in English and Chinese and distributed to places where unrepresented litigants are more likely to see it. 
AM, 11 February 2020

First mid-year update published

Our first update (up to 12 April 2019) has been published (English only).
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New Practice Directions

The Judiciary has issued the following new practice directions, with effect from 11 February 2019 (hyperlinked):
These new practice directions will provide important guidance on how the courts will deal with domestic violence allegations, judgment summonses and setting aside financial orders.

2019 edition published

Duxbury Etc, Hong Kong Family Court Tables has now been published as of 23 January 2019 in both English and Traditional Chinese.
Go to our "The Book" page to download.