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  1. News - China - LAW

    Chinese domestic violence law to offer victims easier access to restraining orders

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Better protection for domestic abuse victims The mainland is seeking public opinion on a draft of a domestic violence law, which if passed would make ... and they are almost completely unheard of, largely because victims aren't aware the option exists. The new law is aimed at making the orders standard protection that can be offered to a victim quickly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648826/domestic-violence-law-offer-victims-easier-access-restraining-orders
  2. News - China - LAW

    Revised law means it's now easier to sue than petition governments

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 06:22am by Adrian Wan

    ... Legal scholars welcomed the first revision to the Administrative Procedure Law in 24 years, saying it would mean fewer people have to resort to petitioning the central government to defend their rights. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress unanimously passed the amendment to the 1990 law at a meeting in Beijing yesterday. Under the amendment, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1630182/revised-law-means-its-now-easier-sue-petition-governments
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Law Society chief says solicitors want to do more than just law

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com If the Law Society has its way, solicitors could soon be running one-stop businesses that offer an array of services including non-legal ones Solicitors want to do more than just law The city's lawyers are looking at ways to expand their business into other professional areas, the Law Society's new chief says. Stephen Hung Wan-shun said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589603/law-society-chief-says-solicitors-want-do-more-just-law
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong lawyers to examine moving practices online as rents soar

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 01:32pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Law Society looking into whether to revise rules to allow more flexible working arrangements for legal professionals facing soaring rents Lawyers make a case ... as their American and English counterparts, who established virtual law offices more than a decade ago. Such cloud-based offices would be especially useful for lawyers in Hong Kong, Ko said, given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631754/hong-kong-lawyers-examine-moving-practices-online-rents-soar
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Reform gets tough on squatters' rights

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Phila Siu

    ... Reform gets tough on squatters' rights The Law Reform Commission will press on with its recommendation to amend the law on squatters' rights, making it more difficult for people to legally take over vacant property. The commission, a task force set up to propose reforms that would make the law more effective, yesterday released a report on the legal doctrine of adverse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620841/reform-gets-tough-squatters-rights
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Judge Frank Stock 'entirely confident' of courts' independence

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:44am by Stuart Lau

    ... Lawyer, the official Law Society journal. "Protestations questioning the courts' independence are easy to make," Stock was quoted as saying, "but they can readily be tested ... people of integrity." Stock grew up in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and studied law in England. He made the comments amid growing concern about judicial independence after Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624010/judge-frank-stock-entirely-confident-courts-independence
  9. 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
  10. Business - Economy - LAW

    Hong Kong hot spot for lawyers

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg US law firms boost presence in city as mainland campaign against corruption and review of regulatory risks spur demand for legal advice HK hot spot for lawyers as graft probes ... and corporate misconduct. Palmer's US law firm is not alone in boosting its presence in the city, home to the Asia headquarters of Wall Street banks including JP Morgan Chase. Proskauer Rose, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1626305/hong-kong-hot-spot-lawyers

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