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  1. Law firm client wants its money back

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com A client of the US-based law firm K&L Gates yesterday asked a court to order the return of US$4.5 million it said had been entrusted to the firm's Hong ... these 'blindfolded', Sussex said. Linda Chan SC, appearing for Top Point, called the argument a red herring and said her client's money should not be withheld for deals with which it had nothing to do. ...

  2. Bank manager stole from elderly clients

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A DBS Bank manager admitted yesterday stealing more than HK$26 million from her elderly clients to fund her own investments and expenses over five years, the High Court heard yesterday. Ivy Kiu Koon-yee, 36, a manager serving high net worth clients at the bank's headquarters in Central, milked between HK$5 million and HK$9 million each from Wen ...

  3. Ex-lawyer jailed for stealing over HK$2m from clients

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A former solicitor who stole more than HK$2 million from clients was jailed for 45 months yesterday. Anna Yen Hau-ming, 47, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of theft ... to rationalise her actions. Yen ran her own firm, Yen & Co Solicitors, until her clients, suspecting her of illegal activities, lodged complaints with the Law Society in 2005. The court heard ...

  4. Lawyer admits stealing from clients

    Posted Nov 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A former law firm proprietor pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to embezzling more than HK$600,000 from his clients in a desperate attempt to get himself out of a financial crisis. Laurence Pang Chak-tong, 71, a solicitor who ran Laurence Pang & Co, admitted two counts of theft and one of deception in misappropriating HK$622,350 from two clients for whom ...

  5. You can't sentence my client- they haven't convicted him yet

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng What happens when a judge appears to rule against you but doesn't explicitly say so? That's the curious position retired taxman Chu King-kwok finds himself in, his lawyer told a magistrate who was about to pass sentence on him yesterda ...

  6. Shortfall in pretrial resources an injustice for legal aid clients

    Posted Jan 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The rule of law requires that the criminal justice system is equitable, which means defendants can defend themselves effectively in criminal trials. Otherwise, the cardinal common law principle of 'innocence before proven guilty' will ring hollo ...

  7. Client saw red as cabbie tried to be green

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Taxi drivers have vowed to oppose proposed legislation banning them from idling their engines while parked- which causes pollution but keeps the air conditioner running- after a driver was fined for getting angry with a passenger who left his ca ...

  8. Impatient clients form threesome to vent anger on busy prostitute

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A prostitute became a victim of her own popularity when three would-be clients broke into her flat and beat her and a man she was with- for making them wait. The attack took ... with a client, and the trio proceeded to beat them with a chair. The woman, 35, sustained hand and head injuries. Her client, who at one point tried to defend her, was also slightly hurt. A neighbour ...

  9. Cathay client loses appeal over swearing fine

    Posted Feb 06th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... A court has rejected claims that one of Cathay Pacific's check-in staff accused a first-class passenger and his mother of being terrorists immediately before the passenger swore at her, incurring a HK$1,000 fine and a criminal conviction. Deputy High ...

  10. Lawyers in the dark over client's security risk

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford An illegal immigrant seeking bail in the High Court has been deemed such a security risk that not even his lawyers can be fully informed of the case against him. The secrecy surrounding the man's case is so great that a judge yesterday ...




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