Morley Chow Seto is a Hong Kong criminal law firm committed to your defence.
Our defence lawyers are available to you during every step of the process in the criminal justice system. We represent clients from the initial investigation stage (often involving arrest, search and seizures) through to bail, charge, plea, mitigation or trial, appeal process and recovery of costs.
Often, ancillary proceedings involving restraint of assets (money in bank accounts and other property) are initiated by the Department of Justice. We have experience in advising respondents in these proceedings and in representing clients’ interests in dealings with the Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice.
We also assist clients, many from overseas, in filing complaints with the Hong Kong authorities where they have been the victim of a crime and need to act to ensure that the matter is brought to the attention of the correct government agency.
Our key practice areas are all aspects of criminal defence from bail to bribery; careless driving to conspiracy to defraud; jay-walking to juries. We are experienced in dealing with investigations and prosecutions by almost all government agencies. Departments with whom we regularly deal are the Hong Kong Police, the Independent Commission against Corruption (“ICAC”), the Immigration Department, the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), the Customs and Excise Department, the Labour Department and the Commercial Crime Bureau (“CCB”). Our teams can advise and represent you at all stages of the process, our primary aim being to resolve your situation, operating within the ambit of the law, with the most favourable result for you. MCS provides quick, effective, confidential and cost-effective advice to clients.
We listen to you. We think about your issues. We act confidentially and effectively to achieve your objectives.
Experience in Criminal Litigation
Key Practice Areas:
Police and CCB investigations from assault and criminal damage through to money laundering and conspiracy to defraud
ICAC investigations into bribery and corruption in both public and private sector
SFC Regulatory investigations including false trading and market manipulation
Court appearances: bail applications; trials; pleas in mitigation; negotiation of plea and bind over; appeals.
Mutual Legal Assistance and Fugitive Offenders – requests for assistance in criminal matters from and to other countries involving extradition, restraint and confiscation proceedings.