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  1. Moral guardian getting a makeover

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and their inconsistent rulings. Since it was set up in 1987 the tribunal has had sole legal authority to decide what should or should not be allowed under the obscenity law. The law does not define what ... decisions under the guidance of a presiding judge on articles submitted by the courts, law enforcement agencies and publishers. The judiciary will gradually expand the pool of adjudicators to 500, ...

  2. Lawyer sues for HK$18m over Hunghom Peninsula contract

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A lawyer is suing a consortium of Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development for HK$18 million for reneging on a contract. The law firm says it was hired to handle conveyancing transactions at the once controversial Hunghom Peninsula estate. Calvin Ng Chun-kong, proprietor of law firm Ko and Co, claimed in the High Court yesterday that First Star Development, ...

  3. Lawmakers voice fears over competition law

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Some lawmakers fear the government's freedom to decide which of the roughly 500 statutory bodies should be exempt from the provisions of the proposed competition law will render the antitrust legislation ineffective. The competition law, which has been years in the making, is designed to stamp out all economic activities that abuse or distort market competition. ...

  4. Courting the next generation

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong If tearing apart the weaknesses in your opponents' arguments while presenting the strengths of your own is your skill and interest, then become a barrister. This was the message conveyed to pupils at the finals of a debating competition o ...

  5. Does justice depend on your lawyer?

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In private practice, junior barristers with three to five years' experience charged about HK$3,000 for a brief court appearance, Huen Wong, president of the Law Society, said. They typically ...

  6. Why all this secrecy in the legal profession?

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong take on additional significance in their role of maintaining the rule of law under the one country, two systems concept. Over the years, the two legal professional bodies have made vital ... the public little information about how or why lawyers are found guilty of professional misconduct. The law requires disciplinary proceedings for lawyers to be heard behind closed doors unless ...

  7. Daniel Fung panel took three years to form

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Development, in a tenancy lawsuit. The firm is a unit of New World Development Group. According to a note on the tribunal's judgment, Fung's failure to draw the court's attention ...

  8. Tony Chan seeks extra month to prepare appeal

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen is seeking an extra month to prepare an appeal against the rejection of his claim to the multibillion-dollar estate of late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. Solicitors from law firm Richards Butler yesterday filed an application with the city's High Court for more time to submit Chan's grounds of appeal, saying his ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... come the Americans are still whingeing? Many of them remain sceptical about China's patent law. They believe patents are useless on the mainland because the legal system only favours local ... a willingness to sue. Other prerequisites include an in-depth understanding of the local judicial system and relevant legal doctrines and an ability to manoeuvre the intricacies of local law ...

  10. Barristers face battle for centre stage

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in an adversarial culture. Late last year the Legislative Council also completed amendments to laws regulating legal practitioners to allow experienced solicitors to acquire the right to advocate ... 10 per cent of law students want to be barristers. Last year the Bar Association relaxed its rules regarding practice promotion, effectively allowing barristers to display simple information ...




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