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  1. Throwing the book at a minor offence

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... not offended their boss in any way and then, in a letter to the judge, tells the ICAC to grow up. I think he is right, too. I think it is entirely arguable that the practice of referral fees ...

  2. School's in soon for mainland judges on City University course

    Posted Feb 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui City University is to offer a masters of law programme, the first of its kind, for mainland judges to provide them with training in common law and other overseas legal systems. The programme, which begins in September, will admit 30 mainland judges recommended by the National Judges College, a judges' training unit set up under the People's Supreme Court. The judges ...

  3. Parents need a lesson in what schools can offer

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are willing to believe money can make a difference. This came to light when a judge this week jailed a former music teacher and head of admissions at Diocesan Preparatory School, Kowloon Tong, ...

  4. Pair punished for fraud to save school

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK$505,000 in government subsidies to keep the school afloat were ordered yesterday to perform community service. District Court Judge Esther Toh Lye-ping ordered Li Shuk-han, the former supervisor ... that both defendants committed the offence out of a sincerity of heart to help the kindergarten,' said the judge in sentencing. 'I have considered all sentencing options, including whether ...

  5. High Court judge to hear Nina Wang case

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The High Court has accepted an application by Tony Chan Chun-chuen's lawyers to appoint a judge to hear all proceedings regarding the estate of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. Mr ... about is the number of delays being caused by the [foundation].' Mr Chan's legal team believed that having a judge appointed to the case would make it 'likely to get more ...

  6. Crime doesn't pay for suicidal man who turned opportunist burglar

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo A suicidal man who sneaked into a luxury residential building in Shanghai with the intention of jumping off it ended up burgling several units before being caught by police. The jobless 43-year-old, surnamed Luo, was jailed for four years and fined 3,000 yuan (HK$3,416) this week despite sympathy for his plight expressed by a judge, according to a Shanghai Evening Post ...

  7. Q&A: Right way forward

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... be honest about it. As a trainee barrister, my pupil master always taught me to find out about the judge hearing a case and to 'follow the pen'. Basically, if the judge is taking notes, ...

  8. Delivery of 'clean' justice has nothing to do with pay scales

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Au ('We are paying for clean justice', May 31), uncritically argued that 'high pay for judges is the price we pay for clean justice'. What is meant by high pay, as distinguished from normal or low pay? How do we determine what premium we should award judges on top of normal pay in order to secure clean justice? And of course what is 'clean justice'? ...

  9. What Happens in Vegas (DVD)

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... returning to New York, a judge orders them into couple's therapy and freezes the money for six months to see if they can make things work. The unhappy couple battles it out in a constant game ...

  10. News invoice finally finds judge... in court

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A High Court judge read the newspapers delivered to his office for four years- without being billed or paying for them- until he settled a claim yesterday launched by a vendor ... to 2005. The court heard that bills had not been sent to the judge because of a mistake stemming from the computerisation of the book store in 2000- when his subscription details were not recorded ...




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