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  1. Man jailed 18 months for burning welfare form

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... walking away without checking whether anyone had been hurt. 'The court shall not tolerate such reckless acts that disregard the safety and properties of others,' Judge Joseph Yau Chi-lap ... sought work. 'There are a lot of CSSA applicants in Hong Kong,' the judge said. 'If everyone behaved like you, society would be enormously chaotic.' The charge warranted up ...

  2. Comment - Debates

    Maids and judges: who deserve a bigger raise?

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:26pm

    ... big," says a representative of their employers, who believes 3% would have been much more reasonable.  Meanwhile, the city's judicial elite of 144 judges got a 5.66% pay rise. The response from concerned groups-- lawmakers and lawyers-- however, is quite different. They believe the judges' pay, which ranges between HK$200,000 and HK$250,000 a month, is still too low ...

  3. Taxi tycoon's mistress gets his HK$260m estate

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a judge called 'a sad case', referring to the battle over the estate of low-profile businessman Chiu Yau-chuen. Chiu, who made his fortune by investing the proceeds from a taxi company, ... Chiu did not suffer from any cognitive or emotional impairment at the material times,' the judge said in his written ruling. The judgment said the plaintiff children could not testify ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chinese citizen who is over 23, has a postgraduate degree in law, has passed the civil service and judicial exams and, by unwritten ...

  5. Judge angry over baby death

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu A judge has slammed a mother of five whose infant son starved to death, saying the baby had been in a worse state than malnourished children in the developing world. So ... the boy to a doctor. But Deputy Judge Adriana Tse said So did not seem to be underfed. Tse added So could have asked the Social Welfare Department for help, or put the baby up for adoption if she ...

  6. Bankrupt driver jailed over death of worker

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mounted on another taxi not involved in the accident, showed she did not stop. 'As evidenced by the video evidence, what she told police was a lie,' Judge Susana D'Almada Remedios ... would have been hard-fought.' The judge also disqualified the former securities investor from driving for five years and ordered her to take a driving improvement course. Lam had denied ...

  7. Ex-band member escapes jail in lewd-photo case

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was given a 240-hour community service order and chastised by the judge for not being straightforward with police. The main defendant in the case, Jerome Lau Ting-sing, earlier received a 17-month jail term for indecent assault and criminal intimidation. He had more than 60,000 lewd photos of male models, including policemen and actors. Deputy District Court Judge Ernest Lin Kam-hung ...

  8. Our roads no film set, judge says

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A judge told a banned driver who led police on a wild car chase around Yuen Long that such driving should only be seen on a cinema screen, before jailing him ... walkway, forcing bystanders to flee. His antics came to an end when he smashed into a container, the District Court heard. Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong sentenced the 24-year-old to four years ...

  9. Judge denies firm's bid to eject hawker

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A property company has lost its legal battle over a newspaper hawker who it says has cost it HK$9.4 million by taking up more space than she is allowed outside a building in Central. Court of First Instance judge Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon dismissed Inglory's judicial review of the Environmental Hygiene Department's refusal ...

  10. Witnesses told to reveal names- in a whisper

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the oath they take in court, the judge decided yesterday. The four alleged victims were allowed to testify behind a screen in the trial, which started on Wednesday. Prosecutor Jeffrey Fenton asked the court not to require the men to make their identities public. Fenton had suggested Deputy Judge Ernest Lin Kam-hung follow what he called a High Court practice of letting them avoid reading out ...




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