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  1. Lifting the fog on nature of risk

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... given negligent advice, winning #219,890.25 ($3.08 million) in damages from investment advisory firm Barber Asia. Not only was it a rare case of a financial underdog coming out on top in court; ... care remains clear, the premise it is based on is less so. It has again put the spotlight on the foggier side of financial advice and the potential pitfalls faced by both investors ...

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    Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... David Smyth and Warren Ganesh David Smyth and Warren Ganeshof Smyth & Co consider Hong Kong's new financial dispute resolution scheme Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial ...

  3. City's first free legal advice centre set to open

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... their own lawyers, it was difficult for anybody to secure financial assistance without having sought legal advice beforehand. 'Every now and then, we come across a situation where the victim ... Polly Hui The city's first free legal advice centre will be up and running in three months. The new service will offer help to people unable to afford legal advice, like those who ...

  4. Former professor sues over bonus

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A retired professor engaged as an investment adviser for the Chinese University's Employees' Credit Union is seeking HK$9.76 million in bonus payments he says he is entitled to for providing investment advice during two quarters last year. Wong Lung, who taught biochemistry until he retired in 2008 and who had previously been president of the union for eight ...

  5. Cook fined for 50 obscene calls to woman

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A cook was fined HK$1,000 yesterday in Kwun Tong Court for making 50 telephone calls to a female financial consultant. Cheung Chi-ming, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of making persistent telephone calls between December 25 and January 7. The court heard he met the 27-year-old victim after seeking financial advice last year and repeatedly called her from his ...

  6. Financial status of maids 'irrelevant'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The Court of Appeal should not take into account social and economic factors when interpreting whether the Basic Law recognises the right of foreign domestic helpers to apply for permanent residency, a court heard yesterda ...

  7. Citic wins bid to bar police from files

    Posted Mar 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... confidential. There is no evidence that the documents- including advice from Citic Pacific's law firm Mayer Brown JSM that it submitted to the Securities and Futures Commission- were produced ... that doesn't 'indicate a dishonest purpose in obtaining the advice' from their lawyers, Hartmann said. The Hong Kong-listed company failed to report a HK$15.5 billion loss from derivatives ...

  8. Decision on Mugabe guards made 'after advice'

    Posted Jun 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The secretary for justice yesterday said the decision not to prosecute the bodyguards of Robert Mugabe's daughter was made after external advice that the case ... law'. Mr Wong said the external advice was that the case was 'borderline' or 'marginal' and that 'in all the circumstances, the public interest did not require ...

  9. Mediation advice office opens

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A new office opens today to help litigants weigh the option of mediation to resolve their disputes. The Mediation Information Office, based at the High Court Building in Queensway, will provide those who have started or are about to start c ...

  10. Advice sought in case against trainer

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police will seek advice from the Department of Justice before deciding whether to charge horse trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing in connection with an alleged indecent assault against a woman he met in a Sha Tin pub last week. The move came as Mr Shum, 48, reported back to police on Monday and had his bail term extended for a month. ...




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