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  1. Building owners liable for death: court rules

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Owners' incorporations are liable if their failure to properly maintain buildings results in death, injury or a nuisance, the Court of Final Appeal ruled yesterday. ... 'from presence in and use of or activity in the premises'. Court of Final Appeal Justice Roberto Ribeiro, writing on behalf of the court- Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang, Justice Kemal ...

  2. Firm denied final appeal showdown with HSBC

    Posted Mar 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A company that accused HSBC of wrongfully forcing it into selling its flagship property has been refused permission to take the matter to the Court of Final Appeal. The Court ... at the centre of the dispute and was without doubt worth more than HK$1 million, Mr Harris said. The Court of Final Appeal Ordinance says the court will hear cases 'where the appeal involves, ...

  3. Top court backs Long Hair in 'bungled' case

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was bungled beyond salvation, the city's highest court has ruled. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday rejected an application by the government to hear an appeal into the January quashing ... the defendants of a fair trial.' Mr Leung welcomed the ruling, saying: 'That means we are right. There was no case for the government to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal... The Department ...

  4. Judge took 30 months to deliver her decision

    Posted Mar 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Prominent lawyer and part-time judge Gladys Li SC was given a stern rebuke by the Court of Final Appeal yesterday for taking 21/2 years to deliver a judgment. The Court of Final Appeal described the delay as totally unacceptable and put the rest of the judiciary on notice that it expected cases to be decided in a far more timely fashion. The comment came after ...

  5. Socialite appeals against fraud charge

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Jailed socialite Mo Yuk-ping will challenge the validity of one of the charges against her in the Court of Final Appeal. The city's highest court yesterday granted Mo ... to defraud possible investors and was sentenced to concurrent two-year sentences. She was also found guilty perverting the course of justice and sentenced to 18 months' jail. The Court of Appeal ...

  6. Macau chief gave final OK for suspect project, court told

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... minister Ao Man-long allegedly received kickbacks, Macau's top court heard yesterday. In the fifth day of the city's biggest corruption trial at the Court of Final Appeal, Chan Hon-kit, ... by an official above him. Only Mr Ho ranked above Ao in the government. Mr Justice Lai Kin-hong told the court on Monday: 'Under the administrative law, whoever makes the final approval has to bear ...

  7. Ruling by top court upholds gay rights

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the city's highest court ruled yesterday. The Court of Final Appeal made the ruling as it confirmed that a law specifically targeting sexual acts between men in public was unconstitutional. ... The government then applied to the Court of Final Appeal for a final determination on the law's constitutionality. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said that for a law to discriminate, it needed ...

  8. Engineers back boss in graft trial

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... and Transport Bureau, said he was not aware of any instructions from higher officials to sway the bid evaluation for the International Shooting Centre project. In the Court of Final Appeal, Ao, former ... and overruled experts' ratings, had chosen San Meng Fai Engineering for the shooting-centre project, the court was told last month. 'No one asked me to change any score,' said Mr Costa, ...

  9. Let abode seekers stay, says judge

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Nick Gentle

    ... to grant residency to right-of-abode seekers still in the city. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, made the suggestion in a minority judgment appended ... immigrants.' In response to Mr Justice Bokhary's comment, a spokesman for the Immigration Department last night said a judgment of the Court of Final Appeal in January 2002 established a clear ...

  10. Developer sought after no-show at trial of ex-Macau works chief

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong in Macau Macau police are looking for developer Ho Meng-fai after he failed to show up at the Court of Final Appeal yesterday to give evidence in the corruption trial of former ... yesterday, but court officials and police could not trace his whereabouts. 'We still do not know where he is,' prosecutor Song Man-lei told the court. Judge Sam Hou-fai asked police to keep ...




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