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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

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    Avoid asking Court of Final Appeal to decide again on right of abode

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... this step is best avoided. The Court of Final Appeal is vested with the final adjudication power over the city's law. Back then, the court's decision to give permanent residency to those ... SCMP Editorial Avoid court on right of abode Mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong is a problem that warrants serious attention. Thanks to the liberal regime set out in the Basic Law, ...

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    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 ...

  5. Win for doctors over days off

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Authority at the Labour Tribunal. Many litigants have left the case for various reasons. In 2009, the Court of Final Appeal ruled that public doctors were not entitled to compensation for working ... to cover my legal costs.' He criticised the authority for taking another three years to come to an agreement on how the damages should be calculated after the top court gave the final ...

  6. Judge calls for axing of HK$1m appeals trigger

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hkman@scmp.com A top judge called yesterday for the abolition of a clause under which civil disputes can reach the Court of Final Appeal if they involve claims of HK$1 ... said. The judge was writing in a judgment on a civil case handed down yesterday. The clause was heavily criticised by him and five other Court of Final Appeal judges in two judgments handed down ...

  7. 'Pre-campaign videos part of expenses'

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their election expenses, counsel for a candidate narrowly beaten in the 2008 Legislative Council election told the Court of Final Appeal yesterday. Martin Lee Chu-ming SC, representing Charles Mok, who ... in July, ahead of the September poll. In 2010, the Court of Final Appeal ruled in favour of Mok, that a ban on appeals in cases linked to the election was unconstitutional. ...

  8. Justice's role in selection of law dean a conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its law faculty dean. The justice's presence on the committee that reviews the law dean's appointment entails conflict of interest. As a justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr ... the justice's opinions could and should be challenged. The judge could be impartial when he reviews the appointment of the law dean who can influence academic discussions of the Court of Final ...

  9. Judge takes flak from all sides over spying law

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ordinance, which was passed by the Legislative Council in 1997 but never brought into effect. Both sides also asked the court to review the questions to be put to the Court of Final Appeal ... brought into question by both parties to a judicial review as the Court of Appeal heard consecutive appeals and cross-appeals. The government is appealing against Mr Justice Hartmann's ruling ...

  10. New judge older than retiree he's replacing

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Adrian Wan The government yesterday appointed a judge older than the retiring Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary to fill his shoes as a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal ... would have served for over 15 years as a permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, and there were no exceptional operational grounds for continuing his tenure. On the other hand, Tang ...




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