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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No winds should sway our courts

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 01:27am

    ... environment is, the speech this year was highly illuminating. Unlike last year, when the speech began with a nostalgic touch on the Court of Final Appeal returning to the historic Legco building, ... What made the ceremony different this year, however, was the stress on the need for an independent judiciary. The warnings against putting political pressure on the courts is to be welcomed ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Recruiting overseas judges the right thing to do for now

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Fok. Fortunately, China was pragmatic when it enacted the Basic Law. That document stipulates that only the chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal and the chief judge of the High Court must ... recently, was the first Chinese person to serve as a high court judge in 1971 and retired in 1987 when he was vice-president of the Court of Appeal. Throughout this period, he complained bitterly ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court of Appeal's Mr Justice Frank Stock retires

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Outgoing judge makes a final appeal On his last day as a full-time judge in the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Frank Stock reminded the legal profession of its ... in England. He joined Hong Kong's Attorney General's Chambers in 1978, became a Queen's Counsel in 1985 and solicitor general in 1991. He became a High Court judge in 1992, was elevated ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Scales of justice: shoplifter who stole HK$900,000 alligator skin coat jailed

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 01:40pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... was sentenced to 18 months in jail on Tuesday at District Court. Kamal Rai removed the extravagant coat from a mannequin and walked out of the shop under the noses of busy sales assistants on February 19. He later sold it for HK$2,000 to a shop in Chungking Mansions, the court heard. Staff members had no idea the item was missing until they carried out a stocktake at the end of the day. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Justice department sued over unpaid bill of HK$6.1m in Carson Yeung case

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Ka-sing for money laundering is suing the government for service fees of HK$6.1 million, a High Court writ shows. FTI Consulting (Hong Kong) said the department left unpaid bills dated as far back ... the interest that the High Court thinks should be levied, and the cost of its legal action.   ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Higher payouts for injury claims, High Court rules in landmark judgment

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Patsy Moy

    ... Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy Compensation rates are adjusted in judgment that's expected to push up insurance premiums Higher payouts for injury claims, High Court rules Insurance premiums are expected to go up following a landmark High Court judgment yesterday that rewrites the formula for how judges calculate compensation for victims of injuries. Mr Justice Mohan Bharwaney ...

  7. Retiring High Court judge has appeal

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Dozens of members of the legal fraternity crowded into Court 1 in the High Court yesterday to bid farewell to a retiring High Court judge. Mr Justice Gareth Lugar-Mawson, 56, leaves Hong Kong at the end of this month after 25 years in the city's legal profession- close to 10 as prosecutor, six as District Court judge and nine in the High Court. The judge ...

  8. News - China - JUSTICE

    China supreme court orders tougher sentencing for child abuse

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Supreme court orders tougher sentencing in child abuse cases Mainland courts have been ordered to mete out harsher sentences to child abusers, with the Supreme People's Court publicising three cases yesterday as precedents. They include the case of a teacher who was executed for his multiple rapes of seven primary- school girls. The top ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman brings alleged rapist to court after 5 years of agony

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Classmate ‘rape victim’ seeks justice after 5 years A woman allegedly raped by an old classmate five years ago decided to speak out at last as she thought it might relieve her anguish, a court heard yesterday. The 30-year-old woman said Siu Wing-nin, 29, pushed her onto his bed and raped her when she went to his home in Sha Tin to borrow a camera ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Albert Yeung's court victory over Google shows need for law to adapt

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:32pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... the free flow of information on the internet. Yeung was given the green light by the High Court to pursue a novel defamation action against the US-based internet giant. He complains that when ... case of its kind concerning autocomplete to be heard by a court anywhere in the common law world. And the stakes are high. Google's lawyer, senior counsel Gerard McCoy, told the judge ...




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