On 18 October 2019 the Court of Final Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of HKSAR v Mak Wan Ling upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision (which had overturned a ruling of Barnes J) with regard to the “mens rea” required to establish gross negligence manslaughter. Peter Duncan S.C. and Deanna Law appeared for the Appellant. The judgment may be found here.