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  1. Judge's son-in-law arrested in Britain over investment scam

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was arrested on February 16 after a request was made to British authorities. Mr Slattery is accused of cheating investors, including his father-in-law, the late High Court Justice Thomas Gall, ... affluent and in positions of responsibility. The prospect of making a statement to police and then being cross-examined in a public court of law about how they came to make such poor investment ...

  2. Mainland judges sample foreign law

    Posted Feb 15th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... related appeals in the Hunan High People's Court. The year-long programme, launched late last month, is a joint arrangement between CityU's School of Law, the National Judges College of the Supreme People's Court of China and the School of Law of Columbia University, in the United States. 'It's quite useful, especially for us,' Judge Yan said. 'Most ...

  3. Rethink minimum wage law, say bosses

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Nick Gentle

    ... a rethink of talks over the implementation of a minimum wage law. With an announcement due next month on the issue, it is feared the measure could reduce employer flexibility at a time when ... were able to talk with employees and negotiate a salary reduction during the crisis so jobs were saved. If we have a law in front of us, we have no choice: either you pay what it says or you ...

  4. Loose police enforcement of laws draws mixed reactions

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Barclay Crawford Reaction to the news that police have not been strictly enforcing Hong Kong's drink-driving laws has been mixed. Democrat legislator James To Kun-sun, who sat on the Legislative Council bills committee that oversaw recent changes to the city's drink-driving laws, said he believed technical reasons could be the only explanation ...

  5. Legal meddlers- or helpers?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... In recent years there has been a proliferation of so-called recovery agents offering services similar to the one above. The problem is that such services are, according to Hong Kong law, illegal. ... representatives of the agents say, points to how outdated the law is. 'Hong Kong is the only place where the criminal offences of champerty and maintenance actually still exist,' a lawyer close ...

  6. Top US judge shares insights

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

    ... Academy of Law and the dedication of a new law school in Shenzhen, which he called 'a very important development for China'. Justice Kennedy, who won appointment to the court in 1988, has been criticised for allegedly importing international law into decisions affecting the US. Most recently, he drew fire for his deciding opinion in granting 17 Chinese Uygurs release from ...

  7. Prosecutors to be more sensitive with cases of domestic violence

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... eventually ruled indecent, not obscene, and the charges withdrawn. Some commentators questioned whether the decision was truly based on issues related to criminal law, or a knee-jerk reaction ...

  8. Benefits of mediation and arbitration

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Nick Gentle

    ... law professor at City University, said they allowed more flexibility than court action because rules of evidence were less rigorous and parties could state their cases more quickly. ... An arbitrated decision has the force of law. There is no right of appeal against it unless there is a mistake of law. As Mr Tong understood it, the Monetary Authority's plan would see banks ...

  9. Nina Wang?s father-in-law ordered to pay HK$560m in costs

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... NICK GENTLE Updated at 7.38pm: The father-in-law of Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum, Asia?s richest woman, has been ordered to pay more than HK$560 million in costs for his nine-year pursuit ... Wang to request an inquiry, within a month, into who had funded her father-in-law?s crusade against her. In doing so, the CFA acknowledged it was difficult to imagine how someone reliant ...

  10. Nina Wang's QC says father-in-law's lawyer funded case

    Posted Oct 14th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Lawyers for Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum have accused her father-in-law's solicitor of funding his epic probate battle over the HK$24 billion estate of Mrs Wang's late ... husband, who was kidnapped in 1990 and declared dead in 1999, should not have to pay the costs of the litigation if her father-in-law has silent backers. The judges have reserved their decision. ...




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