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  1. 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

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Bill will make sexual harassment of a service provider illegal, even if it happens outside HK Aircraft sex pests set to face civil action in courts ... to be introduced to the Legislative Council next Wednesday, the bill would make the sexual harassment of flight attendants a civil offence, with offenders liable to be brought before a court for financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535849/aircraft-sex-pests-set-face-civil-action-hong-kong-courts
  2. 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

    ... as experts and assistants to the judge, unlike Hong Kong, where juries were made up of by laymen. He also pointed out that civil cases in Hong Kong did not usually involve jurors, unless they were ...

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

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that police would "enforce the law strictly as the law indicates" if the Occupy Central civil disobedience plan goes ahead, Chan said all legal systems allowed for discretion. "Whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  4. 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 ... Ordinance, which states an applicant should show "reasonable grounds" for taking or defending a civil action. By reasonable grounds, the department requires the applicant's case ...

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

    Pilot programme aims to improve quality of China's top judges and prosecutors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Judges and prosecutors will be chosen by teams of specialists and managed apart from the rest of the civil service under pilot programme Reforms aim for more ... of the civil service under a pilot scheme. There would be stricter controls to ensure they had proper legal qualifications, the official said. The reforms will be launched initially in Shanghai, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533639/pilot-programme-aims-improve-quality-top-judges-and-prosecutors
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pair rebut criticisms of management, saying that staff morale was not a problem Former prosecutors back justice department Two former senior prosecution officials have come to the defence of the Department of Justice, which has been embroiled in a row over how much it has done to retain prosecutors and improve their performance. Louisa Lai Nga-man, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1364802/former-hong-kong-prosecutors-defend-management-department-justice
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal adviser to Medical Council departs amid criticism of his earnings

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Controversial legal adviser was said by medics to earn up to HK$5m a year for part-time role. His replacement will serve a limited term Medical Council's lawyer departs The part-time legal adviser to the Medical Council has resigned after serving for 10 years in the wake of concerns about his fees and performance- while his replacement has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1349179/legal-adviser-medical-council-departs-amid-criticism-his-earnings
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Former director of public prosecutions says Justice Department should let regulator handle its cases and instead boost staff morale 'Leave SFC to run its own legal battles' The Justice Department should not take over the prosecuting power of the securities and futures market regulator, says ex-director of public prosecutions Grenville ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1341326/former-dpp-justice-department-should-not-take-market-regulators
  9. News - China - LAW

    China planning to open nation's first intellectual property court in Guangdong

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 01:18pm by Keith Zhai

    ... on intellectual property protection, the number of civil cases tried last year was 88,286, a 5.29 per cent annual increase. Of those, 23,272 were trademark cases- a 17.5 per cent increase on the year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495031/china-planning-open-first-intellectual-property-court-guangdong
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'still a letdown' Barristers have described as disappointing an updated code for prosecutors that they say still places too little emphasis on the role of jury trials. The Department ... issues for determination "require the application of community standards and/or values", on top of existing principles including expected sentence lengths. The department said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1497183/prosecution-guidelines-still-letdown-says-veteran-barrister

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