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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Law Society chief's backers fear defeat in confidence vote- but opponents are dubious Solicitors under pressure as Lam vote grows near An unprecedented attempt to seek a vote of no confidence in Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung hangs in the balance three days before an extraordinary general meeting is due to decide his fate. Supporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570818/solicitors-under-pressure-law-society-president-vote-approaches
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society head denies newspaper claims

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Chris Lau and Jeffie Lam

    ... Chris Lau and Jeffie Lam Law Society head denies newspaper claims The head of the Law Society and a professional coalition have rejected a newspaper's allegations that they rigged ... of millions of dollars" after securing a management deal with the coalition to run a conference centre. The report comes at a time when Lam is under fire within the Law Society for backing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564479/law-society-head-denies-newspaper-claims
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Corruption seen as 'socially acceptable': law professor

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former dean is alarmed at erosion of social values and fears for judicial independence Corruption seen as 'acceptable': law professor The former dean of the University of Hong Kong's faculty of law has expressed alarm at the erosion of the city's core values. Professor Johannes Chan Man-mun said yesterday the erosion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554971/corruption-seen-socially-acceptable-law-professor
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chief justice weighs into debate on Beijing's controversial white paper, telling conference that independence is protected by Basic Law Judiciary ... on the basis of the law and would not be swayed by any other factor. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li was commenting for the first time on the June report, which disturbed many lawyers by classifying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'We really thought we were losing'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Trio behind campaign for a vote of no confidence in Law Society chief say their shock victory will spur more actions to defend the rule of law 'We really thought we were losing' Three solicitors who led a successful campaign for a vote of no confidence in the Law Society president have vowed to build on their success and defend the rule ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574371/we-really-thought-we-were-losing
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers decide on no confidence vote against president tonight

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... of no confidence in Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung. It will be the first time the 7,400-strong society has met to debate such a resolution against a president. "We hope more members can ... solicitors that they received calls from clients with mainland links indicating a preference for Lam to prevail. A source in an international law firm told the Post that a senior lawyer had urged all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573021/lawyers-decide-no-confidence-vote-against-president-tonight
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society chief refuses to back down

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Ambrose Lam issues open letter to solicitors ahead of no-confidence vote Society chief refuses to back down The Law Society's embattled president has ... the paper," he said. "I stood firm against the scaremongers within our community, who said that the white paper changed or attempted to change the Basic Law. I refused to be a sheep." He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567958/society-chief-refuses-back-down
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com HK lawyer expresses doubts about scheme since contracts often based on mainland law Qianhai court to allow Hong Kong jurors A Shenzhen court is to adopt a new ... panel specifically to deal with Hong Kong-related cases. The court in the special economic zone touted as a "mini Hong Kong" would also explore laws used in the city, the Xinhua report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Project aimed at offering legal advice to needy is having difficulty getting financial support US academic eyes fellowship for law graduates An American former legal academic wants to set up a fellowship for law graduates in Hong Kong to allow them to assist the needy and minority groups. But Rob Precht, one-time assistant dean of public service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512202/former-us-legal-academic-wants-set-fellowship-law-grads-help-minority
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man's legal challenge to a decision to fund preliminary work on new towns in the New Territories will not only put a hot issue under the legal spotlig ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565682/new-town-fight-raises-intriguing-legal-issue

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