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  1. Let public defend their own interests

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... civil disputes to be resolved through the courts whenever possible, especially when there are many plaintiffs. Many on the mainland were excited when the concept of 'public interest ... they are parties whose interests have been harmed- private interest litigation. The draft amendments would allow 'concerned government units' and 'social organisations' to bring ...

  2. Wave of interest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Master of Laws- Maritime and Transportation Law City University Larry Kwok Ming-tat, marine manager at Greater China ACE Insurance, says he had searched for a specialised programme in maritime and transportation law for a long time before his ...

  3. Bugging 'was in the interests of justice'

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A former policewoman who secretly made recordings of police witnesses she suspected of collusion did not obstruct the administration of justice but rather helped it, a court heard yesterday. Former constable Ng Lai-bing's actions convinced ...

  4. Public doctors seek damages, interest on late compensation

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... for loss of interest on the money over the years. The doctors say the delay is wasting taxpayers' money because the court has the discretion to apply an annual interest rate, which could ... damages for compensation based on overtime records plus interest. Separately, about 200 doctors have restored their claims for damages through the Labour Tribunal. The test case will be heard ...

  5. Harbour commission would end government conflict of interests

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your excellent editorial ('A harbour commission to right years of neglect'', August 11) regarding the proposal by the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee to set up an independent harbour commission to oversee the harbour and the h ...

  6. HKU law centre pushes litigation in the public interest

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The High Court on Monday will hear the first application by a non-public authority to assist the court in a case involving the public interest, raising the possibility of further development of public-interest litigation in Hong Kong. The University of Hong Kong's Centre for Comparative and Public Law has applied to become an amicus curiae- or a 'friend ...

  7. Setback to law centre's public interest push

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Courts should not be burdened by scholars who want to express their academic views in cases involving the public interest, a judge ruled yesterday. The finding was a setback ... it would become unmanageable if law experts took part in litigations to express views out of academic interest. It was the first application of its kind in Hong Kong in which a non-public ...

  8. Shady practice harms interests of investors, damages city's image as a financial centre

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... misuses the non-public information to his own advantage, and it harms investors' interests and the city's reputation as a financial centre. Insider dealing is both a civil and criminal ...

  9. Justice's role in selection of law dean a conflict of interest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of its law faculty dean. The justice's presence on the committee that reviews the law dean's appointment entails conflict of interest. As a justice of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr ...

  10. Competition law critics betray their entrenched interests

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... entrenched business interests. Yesterday's debate threw up three basic objections: firstly, that a competition law would create more bureaucracy and trigger more lawsuits; secondly, ... to protect the interests of the ordinary citizen. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, for example, is undoubtedly bureaucratic, but that does not mean we should accept lower standards ...




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