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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Paul Shieh chosen to lead Hong Kong Bar Association

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... well together with the Bar Association to uphold the core values of Hong Kong". Legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang of the Civic Party said he hoped the new leader would ... understanding about the relationship between Hong Kong and the central authorities, and the government has asked the Court of Final Appeal to refer questions about the right of abode to Beijing ...

  2. Failure to invest in updating flawed laws 'hurting Hong Kong'

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Hong Kong's lack of investment in law reform is affecting its status as a financial and commercial centre. That's the view of the chairman of the Independent Financial Advisers Association, Glenn Turner, who warns: 'Our law is becoming more and more archaic and uncertain. Hong Kong needs law reform, and lots of it.' The Law Reform Commission was run ...

  3. Court told of US$13m global investment scam

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... including 5,121 from Hong Kong. The District Court said a Hong Kong investment fund called SMFund was at the heart of the scam, which was run like a pyramid scheme. The fund was set up in 2006 ... found thousands worldwide, including this number in Hong Kong: 5,121 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Why 'no win, no fee' is no go for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... the client wins. It's considered a vital way to give those without the means to mount an expensive legal action a shot at justice. In Hong Kong, a lawyer taking on such an action risks falling ... jurisdictions is not a factor that would attract leniency." Mui, the first barrister to be convicted of the offence in Hong Kong, was jailed for what Woodcock said were "obnoxious" deals ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CITY DIGEST

    Hong Kong news digest, August 16

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So, Austin Chiu, MICHAEL AU

    ... candidates from the pan-democratic group Professional Commons complained to the privacy commissioner about an association of local delegates to provincial Chinese People's Political Consultative Conferences. They say the association collected personal information from professionals to canvass support for pro-Beijing candidates in September's Legislative Council election. The association ...

  6. Writer loses copyright case against InvestHK

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... copyright said the decision could curtail creativity and freedom of expression in Hong Kong. After deputy adjudicator Clement Lee Hing-nin dismissed her claim against InvestHK, a tearful Merle Linda ... at InvestHK, Ophelia Tsang, said: 'This case demonstrates that intellectual property rights in Hong Kong are respected.'' ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hong Kong barrister accused of using bogus will to claim late actor's estate

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... to Sha Tin police station twice a week. According to the website of the Bar Association, Wong became a barrister in Hong Kong and Britain in 1996. He handles both civil and criminal cases, ... funds from his bank account, Eastern Court heard yesterday. Raymond Wong Kwai-sang, 45, was charged with using a false instrument, using a copy of a false instrument and theft. He did not enter ...

  8. Bar Association fights bid to hire top UK lawyer

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... thinks there is enough talent in Hong Kong to prosecute the case against fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen. Chan lost a long-running battle for Wang's estate- estimated to be worth HK$50 ... Dennis Chong and Diana Lee The Bar Association is fighting a bid by the government to hire a top British lawyer to represent it in a legal battle over the estate of late tycoon Nina Wang ...

  9. MPF authority moots employer blacklist

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... firm. Hong Kong Investment Funds Association chief executive Sally Wong Chi-ming said any steps to encourage greater compliance with the law were welcomed but that a blacklist's ... by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority to stiffen the punishment for employers who don't pay into the retirement accounts. However, a representative of the pension funds industry questioned ...

  10. Ex-HKU surgery head in court on funds charges

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com The former head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong appeared in court yesterday to face charges that he misused more than HK$700,000 of the institution's funds to pay a domestic helper. Top surgeon John Wong, 70, was also accused of covering up a subordinate's embezzlement, and cheating on overseas travel expenses through false ...




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