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  1. Lily Chiang loses final fight for jury trial

    Posted Mar 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Businesswoman Dr Lily Chiang Lai-lei has lost the last battle in her year-long fight to have her company fraud case heard by a jury. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday refused to hear her appeals against two rulings that struck down her judicial reviews seeking a jury trial in the Court of First Instance. Chiang, 49, the former chairman of the General Chamber ...

  2. Sex-abuse priest allowed to appeal

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... yesterday to try to clear his name in Hong Kong's highest court. The Court of Final Appeal yesterday granted leave for Michael Lau Ka-yee, 43, to appeal against his convictions for two counts ... to the Court of Final Appeal followed a failed attempt to clear his name before the Court of Appeal last April. The Court of Appeal dismissed his bid saying the sexual assault conviction was upheld ...

  3. Bribery conviction quashed

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the trial. It was the first time an appeal based on the incompetence of the defence counsel had been reached and ruled on by the Court of Final Appeal. The five judges were unanimous in quashing ... But in the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary yesterday said Chong's trial counsel in the District Court was grossly negligent in failing to explain to his client the admissibility ...

  4. Judges roundly reject all Kissel's grounds for appeal

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... husband's disappearance, the judges noted. Simon Clarke, Kissel's solicitor, said outside court that his client planned to petition the Court of Final Appeal to hear the case. 'It ... Hong Kong, has resoundingly lost her bid for a new trial. The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected every one of the 44-year-old's arguments for throwing out her conviction and life sentence, ...

  5. After 13 years, the final chapter in a stock saga

    Posted Nov 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... investigation. The judge found that evidence collected by Mr Allen using powers under the Companies Ordinance was illicitly fed to the police and prosecution. The Court of Final Appeal disagreed ... was aborted. However, the government succeeded again at the Court of Final Appeal in quashing a decision to halt the trial, and by August last year had the go-ahead to reinstate the case. Both Lee ...

  6. Lily Chiang loses her latest bid for trial by jury in fraud case

    Posted Jan 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... But as the court struck down her application for an appeal to the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Frank Stock criticised the two-year delay in Chiang's criminal trial because of two judicial review ... left- by applying directly to the Court of Final Appeal. Speaking yesterday, she said she was not trying to avoid jail. 'I just want a jury trial. I'm not doing this for myself, ...

  7. Couple appeal over 'illegal' land grab and demolition ordered by officials- not court

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... despite claiming that the government land seizure and the demolition were illegal. Only a court order could force them to move, they said. If their appeal is denied, the couple, who moved from ... how strong the government remained. The New Zealand consulate in Shanghai is helping the couple with their appeal and has consulted the district government and the court. Asked what their plan ...

  8. Effect of sedatives found in Kissel's body uncertain, court hears

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... to manslaughter, which the prosecution does not accept. The American mother of three is being retried after the Court of Final Appeal ruled her first trial flawed and unfair. Prosecutors say Nancy Kissel ... Joyce Man Sedatives found in the body of Robert Kissel, who his wife Nancy is accused of murdering, might have caused him to lose his inhibitions, a court heard yesterday. However, ...

  9. Inappropriate ruling in sex case, court told

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A magistrate had improperly acquitted two men, who had had sex in a car in Castle Peak Road, after the charge was found to be unconstitutional, the highest court was told yesterday. 'The magistrate was wrong to grant a stay of proceedings, saying that the charge did not exist in the law,' said Gerald McCoy SC, acting for the government in the Court of Final ...

  10. Gunman in plot against Martin Lee and Jimmy Lai loses his appeal

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A court has upheld a 16-year jail term imposed on a mainland man caught carrying a pistol in a plot to harm former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming and media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chi-ying, saying a deterrent sentence was required. The Court of Appeal refused to overturn Huang Nanhua's conviction for possessing a firearm to commit an arrestable offence, ...




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