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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge replaces suspended sentences with real ones for crooked lawyer, agent

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by JULIE CHU

    ... upheld the law all through this case. The appeal court's judges found the trial judge erred in ruling that Yeong and Ip had stopped engaging in the illegal practice of signing so-called ... two years after the issue of the Law Society circular", the judge was wrong to find that they stopped the practice once the consequences were spelled out. Lunn also found that the judge ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Veteran British judge to preside over trial of captains in Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:43pm by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com British judge to preside over ferry disaster trial A former British judge who handled landmark post-handover constitutional cases presides at the trial starting today of two skippers involved in the 2012 National Day ferry collision that killed 39 passengers. Deputy High Court judge Mr Justice Brian Keith recently rejoined the Hong Kong judiciary ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Development secretary's wife tells libel trial 'God will be final judge'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by JULIE CHU

    ... 'God will be final judge' The wife of Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po had a heated verbal exchange with a lawyer when she was questioned about her core value- truthfulness- ... against thy neighbour." Hui, a Christian, replied: "We shall not judge our brother. God will be our final judge." The lawyer then alleged Hui used "head boy cheating" ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Inhuman' torture of helper beaten with bicycle chain slammed by Hong Kong judge

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:23am by JULIE CHU

    ... judge Hong Kong will not tolerate the type of "inhuman" torture an Indonesian domestic helper suffered at the hands of her employers, who beat her with bicycle chains and hot irons, a judge said yesterday. Explaining the reasons for denying the couple's appeal against their convictions and sentencing on August 27, the Court of Appeal's vice-president, Mr Justice ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Case against waiter lacked teeth, judge rules

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Assault conviction quashed on appeal because vital piece of evidence was absent Case against waiter lacked teeth, judge rules A waiter convicted of punching a customer and knocking out his two front teeth has had his name cleared on appeal- because the teeth in question were not produced as evidence. High Court judge Mrs Justice Judianna Barnes Wai-ling ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No lighter sentence for animal abuser after judge rejects deal with prosecutor

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 03:51am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Man who deprived 100 cats and dogs of care gets four months in jail after judge rejects deal No lighter sentence for animal abuser A prosecutor erred in agreeing to a less serious charge against a man accused of cruelty to animals without consulting the Department of Justice, a court ruled yesterday. Magistrate Don So Man-lung restored the more ...

  7. Business - Money - COURTS

    London Metal Exchange to push for reform after US judge dismisses suits

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com London exchange granted immunity from claims that it conspired to push up aluminium prices LME to push reform after US judge dismisses suits The end of class ... committed to do everything in our power to remedy these issues." In a decision made public last week, a district judge in New York dismissed LME as a defendant from class action brought ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    China's top judge says Zhou Yongkang probe proves nobody is above 'cage' of the law

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Shanghai China’s top judge has said the ruling Communist Party’s decision to investigate former senior leader Zhou Yongkang demonstrates clearly that no party member is above the law, the semi-official China News Service reported. The investigation “fully illustrates that in socialist China no power exists outside the cage of the system, and party members will never ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Judge needs to further explain grounds for Stephen Chan’s acquittal, appeal court rules

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:36pm by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Judgment in bribery case involving Stephen Chan to be examined by Court of Appeal Judge must explain acquittal of ex-TVB host A judge who acquitted a former TVB general manager and his assistant of graft charges last year has been ordered by the Court of Appeal to explain his verdict. District Court Judge Poon Siu-tung had acquitted former TVB ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jury in high-profile Rafael Hui corruption trial to start deliberations from December 15

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... their closing submissions, presiding judge Mr Justice Andrew Macrae yesterday told the High Court jury he would start summing up on December 8. "All that remains is for me to sum up the salient ... The judge made the remarks after barrister Charles Chan finished his closing submission for Kwan. Chan said his client had no knowledge of what was happening between the Kwoks and Hui. He said ...




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