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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Solicitors and consultant accused of breaking archaic champerty law

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

    ... of champerty- an old piece of common law which prohibits parties with no direct interest in a legal action from encouraging and supporting litigation in return for a share of the proceeds from successful lawsuits or settlements. Prosecutor Neil Mitchell said champerty was no longer an offence in England. But in Hong Kong- where the legal framework is based on English common law- the Court ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Fallen lawyer's witness accused of lying in champerty case

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Champerty witness accused of lying A witness in a champerty case against a local lawyer has been accused by the prosecution of lying in court under instigation. The defence witness, Chan Chi-cheung, 21, was yesterday testifying at barrister Louie Mui Kwok-keung's trial. Mui, 52, had earlier pleaded not guilty to five counts of champerty ...

  3. Landmark case first to feature champerty charge

    Posted May 12th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... As the city's first trial relating to maintenance and champerty- common-law offences involving the prohibition of uninterested parties from encouraging others to launch a lawsuit and take a cut of any ... to use a false affidavit. Cheung also denied three other charges including champerty, attempting to commit champerty and theft. The court heard the two defendants helped persuade Wong Siu-ying ...

  4. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:11am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp The law of champerty, like other old-fashioned legal system rules, threatens lawyers' incomes, which is why they are adamantly against it Money's talking when lawyers oppose ancient law Lawyer Gary Yeong Yun-hong, 44, was convicted of 25 charges and Ip Hon-ming, 60, of 26 charges of champerty- an old piece of common law that prohibits parties ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    History made as barrister Louie Mui is jailed for illegal deals with clients

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com History made as archaic offence of champerty is used to convict man who made illegal deals with clients to gain HK$1.6m from damages Barrister jailed ... million from their damages payments. Louie Mui Kwok-keung, 53, made Hong Kong history by becoming the first barrister convicted of the archaic common-law offence known as champerty- the act of one ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyer and consultant convicted under archaic 'no fee, no win' law to walk free

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by JULIE CHU

    ... be unaware it was a crime. Solicitor Gary Yeong Yun-hong, 44, and Ip Hon-ming, 61, were convicted at the District Court of 25 and 26 counts respectively of champerty- taking a cut of a payout ... the term for 15 months. Neither man was ordered to pay compensation. Passing the sentence, Woodcock said "champerty" was an offence under an old law and that the charge had been used only ...

  7. Pair convicted on rare charges

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A lawyer and a claim agent were found guilty in Hong Kong's first-ever criminal convictions for maintenance and champerty, offences long abolished under English law. Yesterday in the District Court, Judge Albert Wong Sung-hau found claim agent Cheung Oi-ping, 39, guilty of one count each of maintenance and champerty, and lawyer Winnie Lo Wai-yan, 40, guilty ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... called champerty, a horror in the eyes of our judges. Thus all we have in Hong Kong if things go wrong is the Securities and Futures Commission, which cannot always get your money back for you. ... will fall in before champerty is recognised as a legal virtue. In these circumstances I can't for the life of me understand why the exchange bothers putting out a paper soliciting views ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... remember, was piled on the even more heinous offence of champerty- representing litigants for a share of the proceeds of the action rather than for a fee. Yes, indeed, we can but shake our heads in dismay. The prosecution could find only one other case in the whole world of proceedings against champerty: a local solicitor whose conviction was quashed by the Court of Final Appeal last year, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyer guilty of cashing in on lucrative accident claims

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

    ... and Ip Hon-ming, 60, of 26 charges of champerty- an old piece of common law that prohibits parties with no direct interest in a legal action from encouraging and supporting the litigation ... the District Court, noting that champerty was a criminal offence in Hong Kong. Sentencing was adjourned to tomorrow. Another solicitor, Yeong's wife Juliana Lo Yuen-ching, 49, was acquitted ...




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