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  1. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top justice officials back independence of Hong Kong courts

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 08:22pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Law chiefs defend courts' independence The two most senior figures in Hong Kong's judicial system yesterday defended the independence of the courts in the face of calls by Beijing officials for more "co-operation" between the three branches of government and public abuse of judges. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said public confidence ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Elsie Leung backed in rule of law row

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... last week when she said Beijing's guarantee that Hong Kong would remain unchanged for 50 years did not extend to the legal system. Lau Nai-keung, appointed to the committee by Beijing, ... changing". Lawmakers have accused Leung of challenging the judiciary's independence. But Lau told ATV: "What trials are we talking about here? Which judges is she interfering with?" ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chinese citizen who is over 23, has a postgraduate degree in law, has passed the civil service and judicial exams and, by unwritten ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Preserve common law after 2047: top Hong Kong judge

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Chief justice says legal system must continue as it is after 2047, and warns against a repeat of 1999 case in which top court was overruled PRESERVE COMMON LAW, SAYS TOP JUDGE Common law should remain the basis of Hong Kong's legal system beyond 2047, the end of the 50-year guarantee stated in the Basic Law, the city's top judge says. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief justice accuses lawyers of being cold and big-headed

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Head of Court of Final Appeal tells law students to learn by barristers' mistakes as he stresses the importance of maintaining a human touch Chief justice accuses Lawyers Of being cold and big-headed Some lawyers have huge egos while some judges need to develop more of a "human touch". The verdict was delivered by Chief Justice ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Retired judge called back to bench

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Retired judge called back due to staffing shortages A retired High Court judge has been called back onto the bench less than a year after he left the judiciary as staffing shortages persist. The appointment was gazetted on Thursday when Judge Woo Kwok-hing, the former vice-president of the Court of Appeal, returned to the Court of First Instance ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Bar Association backs non-Chinese judges in top court

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Bar backs non-Chinese senior judges The Bar Association said yesterday the suggestion that only Chinese nationals should become judges in the top court goes against the provisions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration. The suggestion, which has already been rebutted by Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, was raised recently by Professor ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Talent pool for finding judges 'running dry'

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... Patsy Moy and Stuart Lau The growing workload puts many lawyers off, academic warns, while others with fine legal minds are never even invited onto the bench Talent pool for finding judges 'running dry' The heavy workload of the judiciary and a restricted pool of candidates have created barriers to the recruitment of judges, lawyers and legal academics say. While court waiting ...



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