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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge asked to rule on latest squabble over Nina Wang's estate

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... and have asked the Court of First Instance for a ruling. The latest move in a long legal wrangle over the vast estate came after the Court of Final Appeal last year recognised a 2002 will leaving ... Joyce Man joyce.man@scmp.com Charitable foundation and justice chief have conflicting views on how vast fortune is spent More court squabbling over Nina Wang billions Nina Wang Kung ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Basic Law expert Alan Hoo 'clarifies' view on Chinese-only judges

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, LAUREN HO

    ... of the Basic Law Institute, Alan Hoo SC, has clarified that he did not suggest or agree with the idea that all judges of the Court of Final Appeal should be Chinese nationals. His remarks came days ... in their statements. Hoo said yesterday of Cheng's idea that all Court of Final Appeal judges should at least be Hong Kong permanent residents: "I just thought what she said was a valid ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Appeal's Mr Justice Frank Stock retires

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Outgoing judge makes a final appeal On his last day as a full-time judge in the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Frank Stock reminded the legal profession of its ... to the Court of Appeal in 2009 and became its vice-president in 2009. He has sat in many major and controversial constitutional law cases. After he retires, he will sit in the Court of Final Appeal ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court throws out horse trainer Brian Kan's final appeal request

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of court The last hope for five-time champion horse trainer Brian Kan Ping-chee to quash his vote bribery verdict has been dashed, with the top court rejecting his request for a final appeal. A tight-lipped Kan, 75, walked out of the Court of Final Appeal after the decision by a three-judge panel presided over by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. The former racehorse trainer who had trained ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair' denied bail for appeal to top court

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 06:17pm by JULIE CHU

    ... is appealing to the Court of Final Appeal after a High Court judge upheld his convictions on one count of disorderly behaviour and two of criminal damage last month. The charges relate to a public ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com 'Long Hair' denied bail for appeal to top court Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung will not be allowed out of prison to continue ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Judges' pay rise may not be enough to attract new blood, say legal observers

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... an increasing number of complex cases that take longer to conclude. In June, Court of Appeal judge Michael Hartmann left the bench after 21 years with the judiciary. Court of Final Appeal judge Mr ... salary now for the chief justice is HK$251,950, while other permanent judges at the top court earn HK$245,000. Court of Appeal judges receive HK$220,850 and Court of First Instance judges ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Nancy Kissel cannot file further appeal, Court of Appeal rules

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:01pm by Austin Chiu

    ... on whether she could take her case to the Court of Final Appeal. Yesterday, as the application was turned down, Kissel's lawyers said they would approach the Court of Final Appeal directly. ... was killed in 2006 at his Connecticut home. Kissel's first conviction, in 2005, was overturned in 2010 by the Court of Final Appeal, which cited legal errors. She was found guilty in a 2011 ...

  10. 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 ...




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