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  1. Chief justice laments rise of greedy lawyers

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Mercenary considerations had assumed greater prominence than ethical standards in the legal profession, the chief justice said yesterday. 'In this competitive environment, ... good,' he said. 'But this virtue has been eroded. To put it bluntly, mercenary considerations have assumed much greater prominence at the expense of ethical standards.' Mr Justice Li ...

  2. Lack of judges a threat to justice

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... chronic shortage was in the Court of First Instance, which had been most affected by promotions and retirement. Eu warned of potential damage to justice caused by delays. 'After you queue up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of city

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Mr Justice Michael Hartmann began his career as a reporter in Africa, and carried his liberal attitudes into the city's highest courtrooms Trusted judge who fought for legal integrity of HK Mr Justice Michael Hartmann may not be the most publicly visible judge to have served in the High Court but few equal his reputation for handing down ...

  4. Lawyers praise retiring judge's sense of justice

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... The city's legal community turned out in force yesterday to mark the retirement of Mr Justice William Waung Sik-ying after a legal career spanning almost four decades. At a farewell hearing in the High Court, Mr Justice Waung, who made his debut as a deputy District Court judge in 1984, received plaudits from all levels of the profession. Bar Association chairman Rimsky Yuen ...

  5. Justices must be seen to be doing a proper job

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang used his annual speech at the opening of the legal year to revisit a matter of public disquiet about the administration of justice. Only last month, the top court over which he presides severely criticised Mr Justice Pang Kin-kee after he issued two conflicting decisions in the same case eight months apart and then retracted one of them when ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Justice demands the complete picture

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The right to a fair trial is one of the hallmarks of our legal system. It is the means by which justice is done. Any departure from this principle should, therefore, set alarm bells ... was impossible. As the judge pointed out, the case reveals that officers at a high level decided to conceal evidence from the defence and mislead the court. This is unacceptable and an affront to justice ...

  8. Chief Justice bars judges from active politics

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang yesterday issued a new guideline to part-time judges, barring them from actively participating in political parties. The move follows concerns raised after two part-time judges were found to be members of the newly formed Civic Party. In the guideline, the chief justice reaffirmed the practice of allowing part-time judges ...

  9. Justice buckles under weight of soaring workload

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... work,' he said. 'The judges also have to spend much energy and time balancing different interest groups who can exert pressure on justice. It is useless to increase the number of judges ...

  10. Farewell to District Court judge

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Judge Bernard Whaley spent his last day at the District Court yesterday as he retires after 18 years. Friends and colleagues, including Mr Justice Michael Hartmann, Mr Justice Michael Stuart-Moore and Mr Justice John Saunders, attended Judge Whaley's last sitting. Mr Justice Hartmann said that Judge Whaley had an independent character and maintained the highest ...




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