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  1. Motorist's right-to-silence fight may go to Court of Final Appeal

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peter Brieger A motorist's fight to overhaul city traffic laws may be headed to the Court of Final Appeal. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeal, which struck down Richard ... But the three judges agreed yesterday that the case raised an issue of 'great and general importance' that should be heard by the Court of Final Appeal. 'As soon as the magistrate ruled ...

  2. News - China - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... on the interrogated person’s body, Lawyer Zhang said. Police denied the allegation in court. Nian’s decision to appeal marked the start of an arduous legal battle for the man, who has a wife and 12-year-old ... they shared online, they documented harassment by local authorities who were eager to avoid nationwide publicity. On appeal, the provincial high court sent the case back to the Fuzhou court, arguing ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Watchdog stands by decision in iPhone case

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by JULIE CHU

    ... a defeat related to the case in the Court of Final Appeal. The Communications Authority yesterday lost its bid to quash a lower court's ruling that its appeals board had jurisdiction to hear ... companies: Smartone, CSL and Hutchison. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, Mr Justice Roberto Ribeiro and Mr Justice Joseph Fok, sitting in the Court of Final Appeal, upheld the Court of Appeal ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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