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  1. Lawsuit king convicted over forged documents

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com In perhaps a first in Hong Kong legal history, a drug smuggler who had an assault conviction overturned by the Court of Final Appeal using forged documents ... for taking legal action from behind bars, where he is serving time for trafficking cocaine. Other than the Court of Final Appeal case, he attempted to use fake documents in two magistracy cases. Hall ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Barrister Phillip Wong wins final appeal in 'interference' case

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... conviction and six-month sentence quashed. The Court of Final Appeal found barrister Philip Wong Chi-wai, who contacted solicitor Fanny Mak Siu-fan, might not have been trying to interfere ... by the District Court in 2010. He was released on bail to appeal, which he lost in the Court of Appeal last year.   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Retiring Court of Final Appeal judge Kemal Bokhary warns of legal turmoil

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of a 2001 Court of Final Appeal ruling which conferred automatic residency on babies born to mainland parents in Hong Kong. He also disagreed with Basic Law Committee vice-chairwoman Elsie Leung ... Kong, a retiring judge of the top court said yesterday. Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary said "talk about reinterpreting a decision of the courts of long standing" was one specific element ...

  5. Helpers can take residency case to highest court

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Appeal ruled yesterday. Evangeline Banao Vallejos and Daniel Domingo were granted permission to appeal to the Court of Final Appeal because the key issue - the constitutionality of an immigration ... years. The final appeal's result will have far-reaching implications for the 285,000 foreign domestic helpers in the city. About 125,000 have lived here for seven years or more. Lawyer ...

  6. HK faces loss of liberal voice in the top court

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary of Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal will retire in October, putting more pressure on a judiciary that faces a shortage ... of law. His leaving the Court of Final Appeal is certainly a loss of a liberal voice of the bench.' Martin Lee Chu-ming, the city's most senior senior counsel and a former lawmaker, said ...

  7. Experts likely to be the final witnesses

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... thereafter. In the event of a judgment for either party, an appeal by the losing party could be made at the Court of Appeal, and possibly a further appeal to the Court of Final Appeal. ... Yvonne Tsui and Loretta Fong The hearing to decide who will inherit Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's vast fortune will enter its final stage with the hearing of evidence from two fung shui ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... the government, following the judgment yesterday by the Court of Final Appeal- all except the maids and their supporters. It is never good for a society's moral fibre when a whole class ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Court's ruling enforces semi-apartheid Hong Kong now has full judicial backing to continue treating foreign domestic helpers as a special class of people ...

  9. Top court's time is being wasted

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Court of Final Appeal has a unique constitutional role. Vested with the power of final adjudication in cases, it is the ultimate guardian of justice and a pillar of Hong Kong's ... it to the top court. At present, the law gives an automatic right for civil appeals to go there if the dispute involves HKS1 million or more. This is a development of the system which existed before ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Treatment of torture claimants in breach of laws and treaties

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... after the city's top court ruled the government had breached laws and international treaties. The landmark decision - handed down by the Court of Final Appeal late last month - means ... that a very high threshold must be surmounted." The court dismissed Ubamaka's appeal against deportation, ruling that he failed to show to a convincing degree that he faced ill-treatment ...




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