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  1. Going it alone

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Salaries for judges will be delinked from the civil service scale to enhance judicial independence. Do you think this goes far enough or do you agree with those who say the system needs legislative backing? Write to us. ...

  2. Radio activists win right to review of magistrate's powers

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Six activists fighting for the right to broadcast Citizens' Radio have succeeded in getting the Court of First Instance to review the magistrate's powers. Mr Justice ... existing regime for radio licensing to be unconstitutional. Five members of Citizens' Radio were charged with establishing means for illegal broadcasts, as well as contempt of court ...

  3. Developer told to end fight over loss of land

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Lawyers for two squatters who won possession of a block of land after a long court battle with a subsidiary of Henderson Land have issued a plea for the developer to stop trying to drag their clients back into court. The call came after Harvest Good Development was refused leave by the Court of Appeal to take its complaints over the laws under which it lost ...

  4. Jury service in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... called for jury duty. What does that mean exactly? It means that you are being called to court to potentially sit through a trial and help deliver a verdict. Yes, but why me? You qualify under ... as a juror; you're of good character; and you have sufficient knowledge of English or Chinese. Potential lists of jurors are drawn up every two years and each week the Registrar of the High Court ...

  5. SFC opens up on power range

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it refused a late appeal. By and large, the tribunal seems to think that the SFC has got most of the disciplinary decisions about right. The tribunal is headed by a High Court judge of standing and, ... judgment. The views of these lay members are reflected in the outcome of the appeals heard to date. Mr Brewer is clearly enamoured with [Britain's] Financial Services Authority system ...

  6. Court of Appeal puts rule of law above all else, even SFC

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'The Insider Dealing Tribunal's practice of forcing people to give incriminating evidence against themselves was unconstitutional, the Court of Appeal said, ... the slippery slope, and there is plenty to occasion that worry, every now and then something comes up to restore your faith in Hong Kong. Here we have an example of it. The Court of Appeal has ruled ...

  7. Top court acts on increase in judicial reviews

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The city's top court has raised the bar in terms of what people must show in order to initiate a judicial review. The Court of Final Appeal made the ruling in the case of Peter Po Fun-chan, an accountant whose application for a judicial review of several decisions of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants was refused by the Court of First ...

  8. Prosecutors must play by the rules

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fair. Otherwise, the integrity of the system would be gravely undermined. The Court of Appeal, on Thursday, found the prosecution to have deliberately breached this principle. It appears to have ... and deceptive. The court was given only half of the true picture. And all this had been done in bad faith, the judges concluded. They said that the integrity of the system of justice would be impaired ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... it This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor A barrister was sentenced to 3½ years' jail yesterday for what a judge said were "obnoxious" deals to buy into his clients' ... in dismay. The prosecution could find only one other case in the whole world of proceedings against champerty: a local solicitor whose conviction was quashed by the Court of Final Appeal last year, ...

  10. Fraudsters abused share-offerings system, court hears

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

    ... a court heard yesterday. The District Court was told the four filed multiple applications for each of seven IPOs in 2006. The idea was to take advantage of a system introduced to protect ... the same charges. Deputy Judge Eddie Yip Chor-man adjourned sentencing to September 14. Under the system, each person was supposed to submit only one application for each IPO, the court was told, ...




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