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  1. Citizens' Radio makes it to top court

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Four pan-democratic lawmakers have been granted permission to challenge in the Court of Final Appeal their convictions for broadcasting on an unlicensed radio ... of constitutionality.' The date for the Court of Final Appeal hearing will be fixed later. The decision allows Szeto, who died in January, to continue to be one of the appellants. Citizens' Radio has faced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977966/citizens-radio-makes-it-top-court
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1283414/court-throws-out-horse-trainer-brian-kans-final-appeal-request
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1107252/judge-asked-rule-latest-squabble-over-nina-wangs-estate
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1080995/basic-law-expert-alan-hoo-clarifies-view-chinese-only-judges
  5. Sport - Soccer - 2014 World Cup

    Fifa rejects Suarez appeal against ban for biting

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:48am by AP

    ... If Suarez seeks and is granted from the court a freeze of his sanctions during his appeal process, he would be allowed to train and play with his club until a final verdict is reached. Suarez ... of the season. The Uruguay and Liverpool star has up to 10 days to get the written decision from Fifa, which he needs to lodge an appeal against the ban with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. If he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1551538/fifa-rejects-suarez-appeal-against-ban-biting
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lily Chiang fails in final appeal bid against conviction in HK$3 million scam

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:16pm by Austin Chiu

    ... was jailed for 3-1/2 years. In the Court of Final Appeal yesterday, Chiang's lawyers failed to argue that her caseinvolved substantial and grave injustice and warranted a chance of appeal ... but the recipients were low-ranking staff, including Chiang's driver and personal assistant. "We are not persuaded this is a case that ought to be referred to the Court of Final Appeal," Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414921/lily-chiang-fails-final-appeal-bid-against-conviction-hk3-million
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1041071/judges-pay-rise-may-not-be-enough-attract-new-blood-say-legal
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583523/firm-denied-final-appeal-showdown-hsbc
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989434/lawsuit-king-convicted-over-forged-documents
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996785/hk-faces-loss-liberal-voice-top-court

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