Tym And Others v Wsp, The Intended Executrix Of The Estate Of Lm, Deceased And Another

CourtFamily Court (Hong Kong)
Judgment Date21 Apr 2017
Judgement NumberFCMP309/2014
SubjectMiscellaneous Proceedings
FCMP309B/2014 TYM AND OTHERS v. WSP, the Intended Executrix of the estate of LM, deceased AND ANOTHER

FCMP 309 / 2014

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS

NUMBER 309 OF 2014

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IN THE MATTER OF the estate of LM deceased
and
IN THE MATTER OF sections 4 and 12 of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Ordinance, Cap 481 (“the Ordinance”)

BETWEEN
TYM 1st Applicant
LKY 2nd Applicant
LKM, an infant, by her mother and next friend, TYM 3rd Applicant
and
WSP, the Intended Executrix of the estate of LM, deceased 1st Respondent
KO Trading Limited 2nd Respondent

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Coram: Deputy District Judge K K PANG in Chambers (Disposal on the papers)
Date of the 1st Respondent’s Statement of Costs: 12 January 2017
Date of the Applicants’ Revised List of Objections: 27 January 2017
Date of the 1st Respondent’s Reply: 9 February 2017
Date of Handing Down of Ruling: 21 April 2017

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R U L I N G

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The 1st Respondent’s Statement of Cost is summarily assessed as follows, and is allowed at the sum of $88,572.9, which said sum is to be paid to the 1st Respondent by the Applicants, pursuant to the order dated 19 December 2016: -

Fee Earners’ rates of charges per hour:

(1) BA allowed at $2,600 per hr

(2) GL allowed at $1,500 per hr

(3) LC allowed at $600 per hr

Item No Ruling Remarks
B1 Agreed $150
B2 LC – 3 hr 4 Summonses, 2 supporting affirmations, 1 opposing affirmation
C1 BA – 4 hr 4 Summonses, two hearings and all incidental attendance
C2 BA – 2 hr 26 letters exchanged
C3 BA – 3 hr Two hearings and all incidental attendance
D1 BA – 3 hr 1 opposing affirmation and 1 Summons
D2 BA – 3 hr 3 Summonses, 2 supporting affirmations, Skeleton arguments and authorities
D3 BA – 1 hr;
GL – 1 hr
Two hearings
D4 GL – 2.25 hr Hearing on 4/10/2016 – 105 min;
hearing on 21/11/2016 – 30 min
E3 Mr. Martin Ho - $40,000 No deduction
F1 $80 Travelling expenses allowed
F2 Agreed $56
F3
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