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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's director of public prosecutions is key to rule of law

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Prosecutor key to rule of law Sixteen years after its return to China, the city is to get its first Hong Kong Chinese director of public prosecutions- senior barrister ... of law. The announcement coincided with an unusual appearance by retiring DPP Kevin Zervos to explain a decision not to prosecute in a case that had been heavily politicised, which served ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Director of Public Prosecutions to retire around August

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We gather that Kevin Zervos will be retiring from his position as director of public prosecutions around July or August. He resigned in November last year but it was unclear ... cannot ignore, considering clients are sitting on an estimated US$4 trillion of assets," says Adriano Picinati di Torcello, art and finance practice director at Deloitte Luxembourg. ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Government looks for a new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been talking for some months now about the interest on the part of Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos in becoming a judge. We see that the first shoe in that scenario dropped over the weekend with a government advertisement for a director of public prosecutions. This implies that Zervos has tended his resignation. He turns 60 next year so he would have ...

  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Who will be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions?

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Readers may be aware that we have been reflecting recently on who might be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions. This is of interest because we gather that the present incumbent Kevin Zervos has expressed an interest in becoming a judge. But even if this does not come to pass, he will have to retire from this post next year since he will then have ...

  5. Expert witnesses will get a code of conduct, says chief prosecutor

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford Expert witnesses should follow a code of conduct to ensure standards in Hong Kong's legal system do not slip behind other jurisdictions, the director of public prosecutions said yesterday. Grenville Cross made the comments as he released a review of the Prosecutions Division's work for last year, which he described as 'a period of reform'. Mr ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Prosecuting large numbers of Occupy activists 'not in public interest'

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... Cross, who ended 12 years as director of public prosecutions in 2009. In response, the Department of Justice said its paramount consideration was to "maintain the rule of law and to act ... and, if so, whether it is in the public interest to prosecute". Past protests have seen only a handful of those arrested being charged. But Occupy has stoked more than its fair share ...

  7. Veteran graft-buster named new director of public prosecutions

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Ian McWalters, an expert on corruption cases, has been named the new director of public prosecutions- ending weeks of speculation about the first change of guard since the handover. The government yesterday announced that McWalters, presently deputy director of public prosecutions, would succeed Grenville Cross, 58, on October 22. Saying McWalters had 'in-depth ...

  8. Top court flooded with cases since handover

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... mid-1997, the director of public prosecutions noted yesterday. Grenville Cross said the increase in cases was testing the resources of the prosecutions division of the Department of Justice. ... after the court had already ruled on the case. Fears were raised that the interpretation request would taint the public's confidence in the finality of the court's decisions. But Mr ...

  9. Alan Hoo weighs in on DPP debate

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip chris.ip@scmp.com A day after the government said an independently operating director of public prosecutions would go against the Basic Law, the chairman of the Basic Law ... nomination by the chief executive- would resist giving full control of public prosecutions to the prosecutions director. 'For a political appointee to insist on being involved and in charge ...

  10. Independent DPP 'against' Basic Law

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... An independent director of public prosecutions would contravene the Basic Law, the government said yesterday. That verdict came after the former prosecutions director, Grenville Cross, ... an independent office of the [director of public prosecutions],' the paper said. The article stipulates: 'The Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall control ...




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