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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Creditor seeks bankruptcy of ex-Leung aide citing HK$40m debt

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Latest in a string of civil claims facing the man behind failed Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange 'HK$40m' debtor seeks to bankrupt ex-Leung aide A creditor of former executive councillor Barry Cheung Chun-yuen is now seeking his bankruptcy over a debt claim of HK$40 million, sinking the former key supporter of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Philanthropist sues school for 'misleading' him

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by JULIE CHU

    ... sued the newspaper for defamation. Pui Ching Middle School was established on the mainland in 1889 and moved to Hong Kong in 1933. The middle school is government-aided, while the sister ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legal aid error may have denied justice to Hong Kong's poor

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Inquiry demanded after court papers show the wrong test for funding application was used for civil case for the third time, at least Legal aid error may have denied justice to poor The Legal Aid Department has repeatedly used the wrong test to assess whether or not to fund civil cases, raising concerns that the poor have been denied access ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman, 88, jailed for 9 days after attacking roommate with scissors in toilet row

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:20pm by LO WEI

    ... white-haired Ng, who appeared in Kwun Tong Court with a walking frame and a hearing aid. Lin called a short adjournment before sentencing Ng to nine days in jail. “Haven’t you reined in your temper ...

  5. News - World - COURTS

    Nigella Lawson aides say they were treated 'worse than Filipino slaves'

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Lawson aides treated 'worse than Filipino slaves' Two personal assistants of British television chef Nigella Lawson and her art dealer husband, Charles Saatchi, said they were treated "worse than Filipino slaves" despite allegdly defrauding the couple of more than US$1.1 million, a court heard. Italian sisters Francesca ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyer guilty of cashing in on lucrative accident claims

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 07:55pm by JULIE CHU

    ... of five champerty charges. The judge said there were doubts in the evidence presented to show Lo's involvement in the scheme. Accident victims can apply for legal aid to claim compensation ... accident victims to seek legal aid if they were aware that those claims were being financed by recovery agents. Ip operated a company called Quickway Professional Consultants, in which Lo's ...

  7. News - China Insider - COURTS

    Liberal blogger Li Chengpeng to sue Global Times for linking him to 'mafia' businessman

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 02:09pm by Amy Li

    ... to aid survivors after the earthquake. After finding out that all 486 students at Liu's school had survived, Li tracked down the Hanlong employee who oversaw the construction and included ...

  8. News - World - COURTS

    Michael Jackson's family loses court bid for new trial against promoter

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 01:11pm by AP

    ... the anaesthetic propofol, which Murray was giving Jackson as a sleep aid. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011 and released in October after serving two years. The trial offered a look ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Solicitors and consultant accused of breaking archaic champerty law

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by JULIE CHU

    ... have been willing to pay the 20 per cent charges had he known that he could have applied for legal aid and received a lawyer's services for free. "I could not say for sure," Fung ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Legco ordinance on by-elections challenged in judicial review

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 07:09pm by Austin Chiu

    ... abuse of process. Government lawyers told the court it was also made to improve the electoral system. Barrister Hector Pun Hei, for Kwok, who was on legal aid, said people’s right to vote ...




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