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  1. Top court upholds under-age sex verdict

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... three years ago, the Court of Final Appeal has ruled. So Wai-lun was sentenced to four months in jail- suspended for two years- for having sex with a 13-year-old in July 2002. The court elected ... with that result and successfully appealed, getting the case remitted to Mr Ng with instructions to convict. In the Court of Final Appeal, Philip Dykes SC, for So, had argued that section 124 of the Crimes ...

  2. Court rejects appeal for pay-cut rethink

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Civil servant's case is utterly devoid of merit, say judges A bid by a senior government lawyer to force the Court of Final Appeal to rethink its decision to uphold $9.6 ... with the Department of Justice- filed two notices of motion to the Court of Final Appeal, asking it to reconsider its decision that cuts bringing civil service salaries back to their 1997 level were legal ...

  3. Beijing seeking Basic Law answers

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... that, while the Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of applicants in half the cases it concluded, the Court of First Instance did so in only a quarter of cases and the Court of Appeal ... verdicts. However, the Court of Final Appeal ruled only eight out of 20 judgments as constitutional. 'Such a clear spilt did not happen in courts in the US, Britain and France,' Mr Lee ...

  4. Judge takes flak from all sides over spying law

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ordinance, which was passed by the Legislative Council in 1997 but never brought into effect. Both sides also asked the court to review the questions to be put to the Court of Final Appeal ... brought into question by both parties to a judicial review as the Court of Appeal heard consecutive appeals and cross-appeals. The government is appealing against Mr Justice Hartmann's ruling ...

  5. Covert Surveillance Commission

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The panel unveiled Commission Justice Woo Kwok-hing Born 1946 Career highlights 1969: Admitted to Bar of England and Wales 1992: Named High Court judge 2004: Appointed Vice-President of Court of Appeal Key public service- Commissioner of the inquiry into the Garley Building fire, in which 41 people died (1996-97)- Chairman of the commission of inquiry into chaotic opening ...

  6. Eminent legal trio to serve as law school honorary professors

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of Cambridge. Lord Woolf led the reform of the civil justice system in England and Wales and is a non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal. Sir Ti-liang was the chief justice who introduced proceedings in Chinese to Hong Kong courts in 1995. Sir David is widely known for his expertise in constitutional and administrative law. The director of the university's law school, Mike ...

  7. Tribunal warns off cases with threat of legal costs

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... ahead and lose.' Mr Tam had tried in vain to put forward claims similar to the one launched by Phillip Wain worker Mandy Luk See-ming, which failed in the Court of Final Appeal on Tuesday. ...

  8. Compensation win for rural landowners

    Posted Dec 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the city's highest court has ruled. The Court of Final Appeal ruled after hearing arguments in a dispute between the secretary for transport and Delight World International over how much compensation ... on the basis that Melhado use could be taken into account regardless of the need for approval under section 16 of the ordinance. An appeal to the Court of Appeal was dismissed and the government ...

  9. Father Mella still optimistic

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Father Franco Mella believes that the thousands seeking abode in Hong Kong will have their wish granted. 'I still have hope. I think that this problem will last for 10 years before it is sorted,' said the 58-year-old Catholic priest, as he ended a four-day hunger strike outside the Court of Final Appeal in support of the mainland-born children of Hong ...

  10. Top court upholds regulator's power

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Gentle

    ... Kong Exchanges and Clearing following a decision by the Court of Final Appeal yesterday that backed the stock exchange regulator in barring lawyers from fronting disciplinary tribunals ... by fighting for its right to investigate and take disciplinary action against anyone who has breached the listing rules,' Mr Cheung said. The Court of Final Appeal ruled that disciplinary ...




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