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  1. A distinguished figure in political and legal circles

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong John Swaine 1932-2012 John Swaine, QC, SC, one of the city's most senior barristers and a former Legislative Council president, died on Tuesday. He was 80. Swaine ... Swaine was born in Shanghai and educated in Hong Kong and Britain. He is remembered as serious, highly respected man, with a fondness for horse racing. He was knighted in 1995. 'He ...

  2. Barrister sued for $1.2m unpaid taxes

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barrister eldest son of former top silk Sir John Swaine is being sued by the Inland Revenue Department for $1,194,771 in unpaid profits tax for the past two years. John Joseph Edward ... so he could establish his firm of solicitors, John Swaine & Co. Sir John said his son would also work for the firm, as would his eldest grandson, John Louis Swaine. John Joseph Edward ...

  3. Former top silk's son trying to settle bankruptcy order

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The barrister son of former top silk Sir John Swaine is trying to settle a bankruptcy order with the secretary for justice. Lawyer Carmen Ho, for the justice secretary, told the Court of First Instance yesterday that a bankruptcy petition had been served on John Joseph Edward Swaine on September 29. The parties were now in negotiations, she said. Ms Ho applied to adjourn ...

  4. Swaine hails Ferraris' spot-on judgment on impressive Syllabus

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Former Jockey Club chairman Sir John Swaine paid a glowing tribute to trainer David Ferraris after his homebred gelding Syllabus stormed to a narrow but impressive win under topweight of 133 pounds in Sunday's Gome Cup at Sha Tin. Swaine and his wife, Lady Gwen, bred Syllabus from a uniquely Hong Kong thoroughbred family. The seven-year-old's dam, Corvalent, ...

  5. Ferraris brings up his century with Swaine's Syllabus

    Posted Oct 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell David Ferraris brought up the 100th winner in his Hong Kong career when Sir John Swaine's Syllabus returned to racing on a winning note in the Beijing Handicap. Ferraris ... that operation. But Ferraris revealed Syllabus was yet another victim of that infamous batch of rancid canola oil that ironed out most members of the yard during the height of the season. Sir John ...

  6. Swaines take top prize in inaugural breeders award

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Sir John and Lady Gwen Swaine were yesterday named Hong Kong Breeders of the Year at the first annual Hong Kong Breeders Club awards. Swaine, a former chairman of the Hong Kong ... the chairman of the Hong Breeders Club selection committee, described the Swaines' love affair with the racing industry as 'a fairy story'. 'It began with a filly born in Australia ...

  7. How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone by Rosie Garthwaite Bloomsbury HK$169 How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone contains sage advice from scores of people, 30 of them journalists, including Jon Swain and John Simpson. Swain's warning that the most dangerous time in war for reporters is always the first few weeks- when they feel invincible and take risks- ...

  8. News - Asia - CORRUPTION

    New graft chief John Sevilla in front line against corruption at Philippines customs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AFP

    ... is overwhelming. "I've never seen anything like it," John Sevilla said, commenting on a pervasive culture of bribery, extortion and stealing at a government agency that collects revenues ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - LAWSUITS

    Morgan Stanley to pay US$95m in mortgage debt settlement

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:41am by Reuters

    ... the litigation began in 2008, the plaintiffs were dealt a series of setbacks by US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain who dismissed various claims due to standing and timeliness. After a ruling in May ...

  10. Former barrister returns to the Bar

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Former top barrister Sir John Swaine, 72, is back in silk as a senior counsel after stepping down to make a late-life career change to solicitor. Speaking after a ceremony ... out from retirement and become active again. I found the independence of the Bar is far more appealing,' he said. Sir John's son, barrister John Joseph Edward Swaine, 43, told ...




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