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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Council now says government has not been found to be interfering in the service Advisers make U-turn on legal aid The legal aid service should remain in the hands of the government, according to an official advisory body that has backtracked on a recommendation it made 15 years ago to set up an independent legal aid authority. The Legal Aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236289/no-need-independent-legal-aid-service-say-advisers-u-turn
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyer bodies call for independent legal aid authority

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Lawyers say government department lacks independence and fails to meet public's needs Legal aid shake-up urged The city's law associations have reiterated their longstanding call for an independent legal aid authority to replace the government department that administers legal aid, saying it would give the public easier access to justice. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1048002/lawyer-bodies-call-independent-legal-aid-authority
  3. Comment - Letters

    Against proposed dirty money law

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... a private lawyer and they will have to resort to inferior legal aid instead. Do we really want innocent Hongkongers to potentially lose their life savings, flats, cars, and other assets simply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1225542/against-proposed-dirty-money-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Why 'no win, no fee' is no go for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... claims which are most likely to succeed". The topic of conditional fees was studied by the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission in 2007. It recommended the creation of a conditional legal aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208798/why-no-win-no-fee-no-go-hong-kong-lawyers
  5. Wang Lijun's top aide resigns, may face probe

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A senior police officer who was a top aide to former Chongqing police chief Wang Lijun and reportedly helped Wang flee the southwestern municipality early this year resigned last week, sources in Chongqing say. 'Wang Pengfei tendered his resignation last week as director of Yubei district Public Security Bureau and it was approved almost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002510/wang-lijuns-top-aide-resigns-may-face-probe
  6. Shenzhen works on first 'Good Samaritan law'

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be entitled to government compensation. Rescuers would also be able to apply for legal aid if they are sued, and witnesses who testify about a rescue would receive rewards. The mainland has laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986334/shenzhen-works-first-good-samaritan-law
  7. Legal aid to cover minibonds cases

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The legal aid scheme will be extended to cover money claims in derivative investment products such as Lehman Brothers minibonds- but few investors are likely to benefit because the only people with assets of HK$260,000 or less can apply. The supplementary legal aid scheme, designed for those with assets over HK$1.3 million, will not be extended for the purpose, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742376/legal-aid-cover-minibonds-cases
  8. Lawyers call for shake-up of legal aid

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the legal aid system. Legal aid is relatively new to the mainland. While forms of governmental or charitable assistance to the needy have always existed, it wasn't until 2003 that a formal legal aid system was set up. But the assistance remains basic: legal aid is a last resort. It is available to two categories of people: those who are too poor to apply for social welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741714/lawyers-call-shake-legal-aid
  9. City Digest

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 15 got dysentery on trip to Cambodia in June About 15 of the 32 people on a Wing On Travel tour fell ill with bacillary dysentery on a trip to Cambodia from June 13 to 17, the Centre for Health Protection. A woman, 58, was treated at Pok Oi Hospital, and 11 got medical aid in Cambodia and after returning home. All were in stable condition. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006385/city-digest
  10. A bulwark against the abuse of power

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Judicial review is a means by which anyone can challenge the actions of government they contend are an abuse of power. Thanks partly to legal aid, many people actually do so. The number of applications for permission to lodge judicial reviews peaked at 149 in 2005 and, until last year, remained stable. Meanwhile, the number granted help by the Legal Aid Department rose from one in seven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008521/bulwark-against-abuse-power

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