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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Popular opinion won't sway judiciary, says Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... judge says. In a public lecture at Chinese University yesterday, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li did not specifically refer to the right-of-abode case involving domestic helpers on which ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Chief justice explains that principled approach is applied from the facts when making judgments Popular opinion will never sway judiciary, says Ma The job ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Helpers arrived on highly restrictive conditions

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by AUSTIN

    ... Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said in a 49-page judgment that the special conditions attached to the domestic helpers' entry into the city had an "important bearing on the nature and quality" of their residence in Hong Kong. Ma pointed out that domestic helpers were allowed to enter Hong Kong on the condition that they must work as domestic helpers and for a specific employer whose place ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Asking Beijing for legal interpretation will affect rule of law: chief justice

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Going direct to Beijing will affect rule of law, Ma says Hong Kong's top judge says the rule of law will be affected if the government seeks a Basic Law interpretation from Beijing after the Court of Final Appeal turned down a request to seek one itself. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li made the remarks in a talk at the University of Hong Kong yesterday. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - RIGHT OF ABODE

    Top judges may face conflict of interest over residency ruling

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, JOSHUA BUT, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... overturned. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li also represented the government in the case that resulted in the 1999 interpretation. The historic links have raised questions about whether there is any ... problem for the three judges hearing the case as long as Chief Justice Ma declared if he knew any sensitive information relating to the previous case. But he criticised the government for putting ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Parents' assets targeted by son's ex-wife, court hears

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. The son claims that, after graduating from Harvard, he was unable to work and needed his parents' support for himself and his wife, whose health deteriorated during ... the woman, and that "looking at the facts … and history, the court can predict that … the third party will willingly provide the funds." Chief Justice Ma noted the ex-husband's parents ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Chief justice accuses lawyers of being cold and big-headed

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Geoffrey Ma Tao-li, who added that he didn't see himself as a successful figure- despite occupying the highest post in the judiciary. "I've known judges over the years that are so occupied with the intricacies of the law that they miss out on other important things," Ma told a group of Chinese University law students as part of an interview for the Hong Kong Student Law ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top Hong Kong judge refuses to let solicitors wear wigs in higher courts

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... has more than 8,000 solicitors as members, asked Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li to allow them to don the horsehair apparel after they won approval to speak on behalf of clients in hearings ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court rejects abode bid by Hong Kong-born girl

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:15pm by Austin Chiu

    ... but their voices will not be heard in court.” But Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said: “We do not accede to your application. We feel that the points you seem to argue are adequately covered ... mounted by foreign domestic helpers. Liang Wing-ki and her mother, Li Yinxian, worried that her right of abode would be affected after the government said it would request the top court to ask ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Right of abode? What about the right to wear wigs, ask lawyers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy Law Society keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Big wigs keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Litigation over the right of abode may be a prime concern in legal circles, but Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has another headache to work on: should solicitors be allowed to wear wigs in court like barristers? The Law Society, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Preserve common law after 2047: top Hong Kong judge

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li also warned that the judiciary's authority would be undermined if the government again sought a Basic Law interpretation from Beijing in the way it did ... At the moment, the way our law works and the way the law works in the mainland are quite different," Ma told the Hong Kong Student Law Gazette. "Only by showing that a system works ...




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