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  1. My dad the judge ruled I should study in England

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... was a judge, would despair at the trouble I had with Chinese and even tried to teach me at home. The decision was taken to send me to Kennedy Road Junior where, academically, I turned out to be fine. ...

  2. Child abuser gets an extra 18 months' jail

    Posted Aug 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Court of Appeal ordered the man, 48, to serve more time for two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse. He had pleaded guilty and was jailed for three years last November by Judge Peter Line in the Court of First Instance. The man admitted having sex with the girl in 2005, when she was 11, and then in 2007. Both offences happened at their family home. The judge was also told that the girl ...

  3. Millard's High Intelligent a sure-fire banker

    Posted Mar 19th 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo Tough old warrior High Intelligent has been racing in good spirits all season and remains a top chance to add to his laurels in the middle leg of Sunday's Sha Tin Triple Trio, which is estimated to reach HK$8 million. High Intelligent came up short first-up over the mile at Happy Valley on September 16, but quickly greeted the judge four days later with a gutsy ...

  4. Shortage of judges a neglected issue

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A magazine article last week on the training of mainland judges is a timely reminder of an aspect of legal reform that has been unwisely neglected in recent ... is a Communist Party member- can become a judge, subject to a one-year traineeship. However, as the article in Oriental Outlook pointed out, while it only takes a year to train a judge on the mainland, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Judiciary warned off pubs and karaoke

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani New conduct guidelines call for judges to use discretion in personal behaviour Judges have been warned about going to bars and karaoke clubs under a new set of guidelines on proper conduct for the judiciary released yesterday. The guidelines call on judges to exercise discretion before visiting bars, karaoke lounges or gambling, and to consider how such visits would ...

  7. Soundbites

    Posted Aug 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having been the judge of the Hong Kong Drama Festival for eight consecutive years, how would you rate local original scripts? Prospects Theatre artistic director Paul Poon Wai-sum: 'The scripts are always interesting. The candidates write about anything that inspires them artistically. They don't need to put audience taste before artistic merits- unlike professional ...

  8. Integrity vital, says Judiciary

    Posted Nov 04th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The judiciary yesterday expressed concern at the controversy surrounding retired Court of Appeal judge Michael Wong, saying it was of fundamental importance that judges ... to be dealt with in accordance with the law. The judiciary had no disciplinary powers or sanctions it could exercise against a retired judge other than powers related to pensions. 'It ...

  9. Doctor cleared of defamation in row with neighbour

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Judge rules letter of complaint about civil servant's conduct was justified A doctor who wrote to three government ministers complaining that his civil servant neighbour and her ... the cylinders, because his family life had been disturbed. The judge also found that Ms Wong, a Chinese-language officer of the government's Official Languages Agency, turned a blind eye when her ...

  10. 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 ...




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