Preliminary date set for Wang Yam's Court of Appeal hearing

According to the listing office, a preliminary date of 19 July 2017 has been set for Wang Yam's Court of Appeal hearing.

Several matters are still to be resolved, including skeletal arguments and responses. The main participants, - the justices, court, defense and prosecution lawyers - have all said they are available on this date.

The verdict could be handed down on the same day, or it could take days or weeks. Sources suggest that a decision is likely to be made before the end of this session, which is 31 July 2017. 

The Court of Appeal hearing follows on from a CCRC decision that referred the case for review.