Hong Kong Matrimonial Lawyer: Latest Cases with court’s comments on FDR Proceedings

WW v LLN, CACV 524/2019, 25 March 2020, CA (Lam V-P and Au-Yeung J)
[2020] HKCA 178, [2020] HKEC 447

This case is regarding matrimonial proceedings in Hong Kong. The judgment contains the court’s comments on unsatisfactory protraction of proceedings, including current practice of trial dates not being fixed until financial dispute resolution (FDR) ended without success which contributed to substantial delay. There is also the court’s observation that family judges should take more proactive role in working out reasonable timeframe, proportionate (both in terms of time and money) in light of overall resources and needs of parties, for whole process of resolution of dispute in Family Court.

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