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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Will looking to the law solve society's morality problems?

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by DR KAREN LEE

    ... society's morality problems? Confucius said righteous men are those who care for the young and the aged. To Mencius, no one is indifferent to the suffering of others. Not any more. Two high-profile tragedies in 2011 speak volumes about the moral dilemma facing Chinese society today. The first concerned a two-year-old girl who succumbed to a hit-and-run car accident at a Guangdong backstreet ...

  2. Conviction rates not too high, Law Society finds

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... quoted by the society, Hong Kong's conviction rates in 2008, counting both guilty and not- guilty pleas, were 73, 93 and 95 per cent in the magistrates' courts, District Court and Court ... A Department of Justice spokesman said the society 'has concluded that there is no reason for concern at the rates in Hong Kong, which are comparable with those in other common-law legal systems. ...

  3. Society must stay vigilant to ultimate abuse of power

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lam Woon-kwong Recently, I attended a special screening of Silenced, organised by RainLily, Hong Kong's centre for sex abuse victims. The sad and shocking South Korean film's ... it worse. In the film, the victims are doubly condemned: as students powerless to fight the teachers and supposed-protectors, and as people with disabilities often neglected by society. In each ...

  4. Jail for high society burglar

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong An unemployed electrical engineer was jailed for 28 months yesterday for burgling a Sai Kung home. Chan Kai-kau, 45, who pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, was arrested after he broke into a home belonging to the niece of media mogul Si ...

  5. 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

    ... their request to be allowed to wear wigs- historically a symbol of power and the preserve of judges and barristers- when they represent clients in higher courts. Earlier this year the Law Society, which ... to represent their clients in open court in the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal. Stephen Hung Wan-shun, chairman of the Law Society's criminal law and procedure ...

  6. Law Society now backs review by Beijing: deputy

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... was contained within the Basic Law itself. He made the statement after a meeting in Beijing yesterday with Zhang Xiaoming, deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office. The society ... in the April edition of the Law Society's publication The Hong Kong Lawyer, society president Michael Lintern-Smith wrote that Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie's assertion ...

  7. Society seeks law to limit liability a partner faces

    Posted May 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that sole proprietors would join together,' Wong said. He added that the society, with 8,000 members, aimed to improve Hong Kong lawyers' status on the world stage. Wong said ... to the Legislative Council next month. Currently, law firms in Hong Kong are set up under unlimited liability partnerships. If a partner is successfully sued for damages, the personal assets of all partners ...

  8. Law Society seeks officer to co-ordinate exams

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vicki Willliams The Law Society of Hong Kong, a non-profit regulatory body for solicitors in Hong Kong, is looking for an organised person with an interest in legal education to fill its ... by the Advocacy Institute of Hong Kong. A legal background is not necessary, but is an advantage, as is a knowledge of legal education. But a university degree is a must. Experience in the logistics ...

  9. Service for society

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Grenville Cross Since their introduction in Hong Kong courts in the 1980s, community service orders have become a vital instrument in the sentencing of defendants, and have helped ... of Archbold Hong Kong, and the co-author of Sentencing in Hong Kong ...

  10. Racial hatred poisons society's core values

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The internet has democratised the communication of knowledge and ideas. But in the wrong hands it can be a force for evil as well as good. An example is the emergence in Hong Kong ... of tolerance. Incitement of racial hatred must not be allowed to go unchecked or unpunished. It is poisonous to Hong Kong's social harmony and stains our image as an international, multicultural ...




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