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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

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. More judges needed to ease pressure: lawmaker

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... in past two years- Justice of Appeal Wally Yeung Chun-kuen (left), chairman of inquiry into allegations surrounding Hong Kong Institute of Education (March to June 2007)- High Court judge Pang Kin-kee, chairman, Electoral Affairs Commission (ongoing)- Justice of Appeal Woo Kwok-hing (right), commissioner on Interception of Communications and Surveillance- Three High Court judges screen ...

  8. Business - Companies - COURTS

    Shareholders drop suit against China Resources Power directors but may launch a wider one

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 03:19pm by Eric Ng

    ... bosses Six minority shareholders of China Resources Power have withdrawn their claim of a breach of fiduciary duties by the firm's directors after the High Court judge rejected an application to add new allegations to the original complaint. Mr Justice Jeremy Poon Shiu-chor said the six could bring a new case with fresh allegations, but one of the shareholders said the group ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tax consultant Annells denied bail in High Court

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn Tax consultant Deborah Annells appeared in the High Court on Thursday seeking bail. This was refused by Mr Justice Patrick Li Hon-leung, and she was remanded in custody until ... the course of public justice. This related to using a false document to obtain a variation of bail at a court hearing on April 11. She also faced one count of fraud where she attempted to use ...

  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    Rape victim's petitioning mother Tang Hui wins court review

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... mother wins court review Hunan's high court agreed to hear an appeal by Tang Hui, the mother of a teenage girl who was raped and forced into prostitution by local officials. A lower court ... sparked a public outcry. She said she was not optimistic about the appeal, even though the high court had said on Sunday that it would review her case over compensation for her incarceration. ...




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