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).
Go to our "The Book" page to download.

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.