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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    An unwelcome reminder of why 'the law is an ass'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:31am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Every now and again we are reminded of the truth of the expression, "The law is an ass." Ever since Aquitaine Investment Advisors moved into new premises in June, it has been receiving hand-delivered legal documents: writs, bundles of skeleton arguments from two law firms- Simmons & Simmons and Howse Williams Bowers. However, the respondents no longer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1577220/arts-affairs
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Annells' companies sued by law firm

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Annells' companies sued by law firm Stephenson Harwood, a firm of solicitors which had acted for AzureTax and AzureTrustees, is suing the two companies in the High Court for HK$1.4 million for fees and legal services. It is also seeking interest on this sum from the date of the writ and costs. The companies were founded by tax consultant Deborah Annells and she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1567229/annells-companies-sued-law-firm
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... there is no need for this policy. However, it has become a valuable perk, and one they will not give up easily. Villagers now believe it is a "right" protected by Article 40 of the Basic Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1580676/government-too-weak-fight-villagers-over-small-house-policy
  4. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... judicial officers establishing a body of relevant law and legal principles". Another problem raised by Zervos is that all restaurants and bars occupy premises that have been zoned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1576322/judge-zervos-calls-reform-liquor-licensing-process
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tycoon bids for a piece of Central Police Station project

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 01:17am by Howard Winn

    ... about this by the police. We also drew attention to speculation that the police had been encouraged not to enforce the law so as to help create a groundswell of opinion for a multi-storey car ... is needed is for the police to get off their backsides and enforce the law. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1563029/tycoon-bids-piece-central-police-station-project
  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is Hong Kong's rule of law becoming a victim of political expediency?

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:08am by Howard Winn

    ... to the rule of law. This is an important issue for Hong Kong as the rule of law is touted as one of its competitive advantages over the mainland. It would be a shame if Hong Kong's rule of law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1524839/hong-kongs-rule-law-becoming-victim-political-expediency
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    What's the point of yet another report on biodiesel?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:08am by Howard Winn

    ... information the government will come up with.   US law rules There's been some chortling over Sany Group's partial legal victory against the US government over its controversial wind farm ... ruling in their favour, the chances of getting a favourable judgment executed are remote. We wish the Sany guys all the best and hope they enjoy luxuriating in the rule of law provided by the US. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1557108/whats-point-yet-another-report-biodiesel
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Female lawyer says it is ludicrous to ban ladies' nights

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 12:34am by Howard Winn

    ... on international ladies' day." The lady, who is herself a lawyer, goes on. "I would like to explain that the whole spirit of the anti-discrimination law was to protect ladies, or men ... Howard Winn Our recent piece pointing out that under Hong Kong laws it is illegal for bars to stage ladies' nights where women are offered free drinks, has attracted a stern response ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1443148/female-lawyer-says-it-ludicrous-ban-ladies-nights
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... by knocking back environmental impact assessments of favoured government projects. The last report to be rejected was in 2000 when the director of environmental protection, Robert Law, reviewed ... of the Environmental Bureau was held by a career bureaucrat. When Law retired, the government swiftly put a stop to independent thought being applied to environmental impact assessments and the permanent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1556562/hong-kong-will-get-its-third-runway-hook-or-crook
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Property agents will be watching this one closely

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 12:58am by Howard Winn

    ... and is calling for a "rational" debate. While accepting Hong Kong's core values are "rule of law and due process," he says this shouldn't deter discussion about change. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555016/property-agents-will-be-watching-one-closely

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