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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top court to give landmark judgment on right of abode issues

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Top court to rule on right of abode Hong Kong's top court will hand down a landmark judgment today with far-reaching implications on right-of-abode issues facing foreign domestic helpers and children born in the city to mainlanders. The Court of Final Appeal's ruling will decide whether foreign domestic helpers have the right to apply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198930/top-court-give-landmark-judgment-right-abode-issues
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com 'Harsh government test' denying needy legal aid The Legal Aid Department has been using an erroneously harsh test to vet applications for civil legal aid and created wrongly for itself a discretionary power to decide when to grant funding, the Bar Association says. The errors raise a question of whether the department has set the bar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466518/harsh-government-test-denying-needy-legal-aid-bar-association-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reporters denied access to court documents after blanket ban

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com High Court registry ban means documents concerning criminal cases are withheld Reporters denied access to legal papers Court documents relating to high-profile criminal cases are off limits to journalists under a blanket ban imposed at the High Court registry. Attempts by the South China Morning Post to search for such material were unsuccessful. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1396082/reporters-denied-access-court-documents-after-blanket-ban
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong courts lag behind in granting open access to legal documents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 12:04pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Granting open access to documents used in court is part of an international trend toward increasing transparency in legal proceedings, but not in Hong Kong Courts should make more documents public: scholar Hong Kong courts’ practice of withholding documents from the public and the media undermines open justice and falls far behind an international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395735/hong-kong-courts-lag-behind-granting-open-access-legal-documents
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    UK barrister Anthony Lester calls for legal test case to protect free speech

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Barrister who led reform in Britain calls on lawyers to challenge ‘outdated’ and ‘ludicrous’ defamation law that stifles Hong Kong media Legal test case urged to protect free speech A barrister who led reform of the defamation law in Britain has called on Hong Kong lawyers to bring a test case so that courts can decide whether to change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1336852/uk-barrister-anthony-lester-calls-legal-test-case-protect-free-speech
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Justice at risk from excessive workload, says Kevin Zervos

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com After the warning by city’s top prosecutor Kevin Zervos, a leading legal academic calls for the creation of more posts in the highest courts Judges' workload delaying justice Appeal court judges are saddled with too much work, resulting in unusual delays in delivering their judicial decisions, the city's top prosecutor has warned. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297966/justice-risk-excessive-workload-says-kevin-zervos
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Courts in the dark ages when it comes to communications, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com No tweeting, texting or even drawing allowed, leading bemused observers to say it's time rules caught up with the 21st century Courts stuck in the dark ages, say academics When it comes to information technology, Hong Kong's courts are years behind others the world over, say two legal scholars calling for a review ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295073/courts-dark-ages-when-it-comes-communications-say-experts
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    HK$1.39b in criminal proceeds frozen; more punished for laundering

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Austin Chiu and Jeffie Lam HK$1.39b in criminal proceeds frozen; more punished for laundering The city froze HK$1.39 billion in crime proceeds under court orders last year- the largest in three years- with the government confiscating HK$50 million, the Department of Justice said. Prosecutors also took more money laundering cases to court- 441 last year compared with 290 in 2011- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297959/hk139b-criminal-proceeds-frozen-more-punished-laundering
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    The case of the judge who got it wrong

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Court of Appeal warns against taking too long to hand down judgments after lapse of memory blamed for former colleague's mistake The case of the judge who got it wrong The Court of Appeal has stressed the importance of handing down rulings quickly after the "unfortunate" case of the High Court judge who got it wrong- probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1191047/case-judge-who-got-it-wrong
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Guangdong man accused of laundering HK$50m per day for eight months

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Man accused of laundering HK$13 billion A mainlander allegedly laundered HK$50 million a day for a period of eight months, totalling HK$13 billion, a court heard yesterday. Luo Juncheng, 22, who owns a computer shop on the mainland, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to dealing with property known or reasonably believed to represent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123356/guangdong-man-accused-laundering-hk50m-day-eight-months

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