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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Pair rebut criticisms of management, saying that staff morale was not a problem Former prosecutors back justice department Two former senior prosecution officials have come to the defence of the Department of Justice, which has been embroiled in a row over how much it has done to retain prosecutors and improve their performance. Louisa Lai Nga-man, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Legal adviser to Medical Council departs amid criticism of his earnings

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:07am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Controversial legal adviser was said by medics to earn up to HK$5m a year for part-time role. His replacement will serve a limited term Medical Council's lawyer departs The part-time legal adviser to the Medical Council has resigned after serving for 10 years in the wake of concerns about his fees and performance- while his replacement has ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Former director of public prosecutions says Justice Department should let regulator handle its cases and instead boost staff morale 'Leave SFC to run its own legal battles' The Justice Department should not take over the prosecuting power of the securities and futures market regulator, says ex-director of public prosecutions Grenville ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... 'still a letdown' Barristers have described as disappointing an updated code for prosecutors that they say still places too little emphasis on the role of jury trials. The Department ... issues for determination "require the application of community standards and/or values", on top of existing principles including expected sentence lengths. The department said ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com 'Harsh government test' denying needy legal aid The Legal Aid Department has been using an erroneously harsh test to vet applications for civil legal aid and created wrongly for itself a discretionary power to decide when to grant funding, the Bar Association says. The errors raise a question of whether the department has set the bar ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Record few given their day in court

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... known as a key organiser of Occupy Central. He said a better educated public more aware of their rights and the fact that the government regulated a wider scope of matters after the handover ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing agencies in Hong Kong bound by local laws, Justice Department says

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung and Joyce Ng

    ... set up in Hong Kong by the central government are to obey the city's laws, as laid out in the Basic Law, the Department of Justice says. The department was responding to a question ... from the mainland and the central government's liaison office. A department spokeswoman cited article 22 of the Basic Law as saying all offices set up in Hong Kong by departments ...

  8. News - China - LAW

    Harassment of rights lawyers rising, say attorneys

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:11am by Verna Yu

    ... were detained on March 21 by police in Jiansanjiang after they asked after the fate of several members of Falun Gong held at a "legal education centre"- a euphemism for an illegal ... had been deprived of the legal right to visit their clients, and were also beaten and detained themselves. The case also questions the legality of "legal education centres"- the many ...

  9. News - China - LAW

    Tougher laws for human trafficking proposal unites Hong Kong's NPC deputies

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:58am by Tanna Chong

    ... but leaves buyers largely immune. "The related departments will have to look into the problem and give us a reply within 90 days," Wong, a first-time NPC deputy, said on Monday. "We ...

  10. News - China - LAW

    Mainland China not ready for its own ICAC, analysts say

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... departments, and anything relating to a power reshuffle in China is a difficult thing." ...




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