HKSAR v. LAM KIT LIN, KATHLEEN

HCMA000651/1999

HCMA 651/1999

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

(Appellate Jurisdiction)

MAGISTRACY APPEAL NO.651 OF 1999

(ON APPEAL FROM WSS 7786/1999)

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BETWEEN
HKSAR Respondent
AND
LAM KIT LIN, KATHLEEN Appellant

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Coram: Hon Nguyen J in Court

Date of Hearing: 17 December 1999

Date of Judgment: 17 December 1999

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J U D G M E N T

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1. The appeal against conviction is dismissed. In my view, there was sufficient evidence for the Magistrate to have found the Appellantguilty and I find there is nothing in ground 2, which was the allegation that there was a material irregularity in the trial becausecounsel was stopped from cross-examining PW1 on the cost of repair to PW1’s vehicle. That was a matter which was not relevant tothe driving charge and so the Magistrate was quite entitled to stop counsel from pursuing that particular line of cross-examination.

(Peter Nguyen)
Judge of the Court of First Instance,
High Court

Representation:

Mr Tam Sze Lok, SGC of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR

Mr Chris Cheng, instructed by Messrs M.K. Lam & Co., for the Appellant