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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong lawyers to examine moving practices online as rents soar

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 01:32pm by Stuart Lau

    ... as their American and English counterparts, who established virtual law offices more than a decade ago. Such cloud-based offices would be especially useful for lawyers in Hong Kong, Ko said, given ... instead of bricks-and-mortar offices," Hung wrote in last month's issue of the society's official journal, Hong Kong Lawyer. Citing a study by the society, Hung said law firms faced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631754/hong-kong-lawyers-examine-moving-practices-online-rents-soar
  2. Business - Economy - LAW

    Hong Kong hot spot for lawyers

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Bloomberg

    ... increase When Cathy Palmer first came to Hong Kong as a US prosecutor more than 20 years ago, she was chasing heroin-smuggling triads who later sent a booby-trapped package to her Brooklyn office. ... of government officials by banks began. "Hong Kong and Asia weren't traditionally seen as a hot spot for US litigators," said Bradley Klein, an investigations lawyer with Skadden, Arps, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1626305/hong-kong-hot-spot-lawyers
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new jury system that will allow Hong Kong residents to join its legal panel, mainland media reported. The Qianhai District Court will invite Hongkongers to take part in its three-member judging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Judge Frank Stock 'entirely confident' of courts' independence

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Judge 'entirely confident' of courts' integrity Claims judicial independence in Hong Kong is under threat from Beijing can be challenged ... confident" the judiciary would continue to be "highly professional". Stock, who sits in the Court of Final Appeal as a non-permanent judge, made the remarks in an interview with Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624010/judge-frank-stock-entirely-confident-courts-independence
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... a day after his predecessor Andrew Li Kwok-nang expressed reservations about the document. Addressing a conference organised by the University of Cambridge Hong Kong and China Affairs Society, ... It was "unfortunate and unsuitable" for the white paper to include judges among those who "administrate" Hong Kong, he added. Ma said his views on judicial independence and the rule of law were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Occupiers may soon have to give land owners two years' notice before laying claim to their property, if legal task force's proposal goes through Reform gets tough on squatters' rights The Law Reform Commission w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620841/reform-gets-tough-squatters-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Smarter criminals pose new legal risk

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by JULIE CHU

    ... for legal professionals in Hong Kong next Thursday. "In business nowadays, general counsel are not just looking at contracts and dealing with legal issues. They become business persons within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1608186/smarter-criminals-pose-new-legal-risk
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Don't involve us in your fights, court tells Legco

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... by our readers.  This policy applies to all such trials and is intended to ensure Hong Kong’s laws on contempt of court are observed.  Readers will be able to comment on these stories as soon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604051/dont-involve-us-your-fights-court-tells-legco
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Bryan Harris

    ... Passengers who sexually harass staff on Hong Kong aircraft could soon feel the weight of local law after the government yesterday announced a bill to clamp down on mile-high sex pests. Set ... attendants' work, the bill would also cover offences committed on a Hong Kong registered ship or aircraft while outside Hong Kong, the bureau said. Representatives from the aviation industry reacted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... of no-confidence at an extraordinary general meeting, after he came out in support of Beijing's controversial white paper on Hong Kong. While the white paper was widely seen as a threat to judicial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law

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