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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for leniency for first-time offenders

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com DPP Kevin Zervos says showing compassion can help to reduce the rate of reoffending First offenders deserve leniency, says prosecutor The city's top ... of the law again. Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos told the South China Morning Post that successful convictions and harsh penalties are not necessarily a deterrent for first-time ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-prosecutor Kevin Zervos appointed to High Court

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 06:00pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Zervos headed to bench of High Court Recently retired director of public prosecutions Kevin Zervos has been appointed as a High Court judge, the judiciary announced yesterday. Zervos, 60, who stepped down as the head of prosecutions last week, will officially join the bench on Monday as a Court of First Instance judge. The appointment was made ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Kevin Zervos says young lawyers keen to join justice department

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:14am by Thomas Chan

    ... Recently retired director of public prosecutions Kevin Zervos says capable young lawyers are keen to join the Department of Justice, contrary to the perception that its prosecution division faces ... that there was a shortage of talent in the division. Zervos said the attractive package on offer, including perks such as an exchange programme and the opportunity for legal training in London, meant "young ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Top prosecutor Kevin Zervos calls for curb on legal power of SFC

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com Kevin Zervos says finance watchdog should be stripped of its authority to prosecute as it could conflict with regulatory and investigative role Top ... Kong's top prosecutor has warned. Kevin Zervos, the director of public prosecutions, writes in a soon-to-be-released report that law enforcement agencies should not carry the responsibility ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Justice at risk from excessive workload, says Kevin Zervos

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com After the warning by city’s top prosecutor Kevin Zervos, a leading legal academic calls for the creation of more posts in the highest courts Judges' ... The heavy workload also meant that occasionally the judges did not have time to read beforehand the papers or case precedents filed by lawyers and prosecutors, Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Kevin Zervos, city's top lawyer, weighs his next move

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Kevin Zervos, the city's top prosecutor, turns 60 next year. The Australian may switch roles to be a High Court judge Bench seat for action man lawyer? Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos SC already foresees himself spending his Christmas holiday in the office trying to get caught up on his cases, while the rest of the department ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Judge Zervos calls for reform of liquor licensing process

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:15am by Howard Winn

    ... appellant body, the Municipal Services Appeals Board. So it was with some interest we see Mr Justice Kevin Zervos calling for the reform of the process by which liquor licences are issued. ... he granted a judicial review to Philippe Orrico and Nomad Restaurant Management against a decision by the appeals board. Since becoming a High Court judge in September last year, Zervos has ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Big fish always slip through legal net

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... and law enforcement investigators appear to be satisfied with just catching the minnows. That's certainly the impression director of public prosecutions Kevin Zervos SC gave in a letter ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong's anti-crime image

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... anti-crime image How jailing old ladies on suspicion aids Hong Kong He [the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kevin Zervos] said the onus was still on the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable ... they get blacklisted and cannot function as a viable and legitimate financial centre." SCMP, March 18   As Zervos knows, there is an easy way of making this onus of proof less burdensome ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Mr Justice Zervos: you're called to the bar

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by Michael Chugani

    ... into the night. Most times we were told to buzz off. Our threats of calling the police resulted in taunts to "go ahead". Perhaps Mr Justice Kevin Zervos would like to experience the noise ... Michael Chugani Mr Justice Zervos: you're called to the bar From where Public Eye lives we can see a building opposite the former Central Police Station/Magistracy complex where ...




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