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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers offering advice for free say 'clients' broaden their horizons

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Chow Chun-man hurries away from his solicitor's firm in Mong Kok early in the evening. The lawyer must be at the government district office in Tsuen Wan by 7pm, a routine he has followed since 2001. Every time he is there, he will see five clients- but he doesn't charge them. Chow is among 900 lawyers- solicitors and barristers alike- who are on the list of the Home Affairs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149617/lawyers-offering-advice-free-say-clients-broaden-their-horizons
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang faces more charges as police hand case to prosecutors

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Verna Yu

    ... to charges against lawyer Pu Beijing police had handed over the case of human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang to prosecutors after pressing a total of four charges against him, his lawyer said yesterday, ... his lawyer Mo Shaoping said. The new charges were likely to be "inciting to subvert state power" and "inciting racial hatred", although Mo could not give exact details ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644857/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-faces-more-charges-police-hand-case-prosecutors
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Court hears lawyer broke ethics code

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by JULIE CHU

    ... lawyer broke ethics code A solicitor involved in US mobile giant Motorola's multibillion-dollar lawsuit against a fugitive Turkish family allegedly breached the Law Society's code ... a contingent agreement with the clients," the lawyer told the court. He said the document was among the evidence in the current case. Deputy Judge David Lok said, "I think it is in breach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643993/court-hears-lawyer-broke-ethics-code
  4. Business - Companies

    Compliance push drives demand for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Toh Han Shih, Benjamin Robertson

    ... Toh Han Shih and Benjamin Robertson Compliance push drives demand for lawyers Increasingly rigorous US and British compliance requirements are driving strong growth in the number of corporate lawyers in Hong Kong, attracted by the generous pay packages on offer amid a financial market boom. "Following an upturn in in-house recruitment in 2013, which saw buoyant activity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1641602/compliance-push-drives-demand-hong-kong-lawyers
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hui was a 'rare artwork', not inside man for Kwoks, says defence lawyer

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 04:10am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Defence lawyer says Kwok brothers got no special breaks from former chief secretary 'Hui was a prize, not inside man for tycoons' Thomas Kwok ... reason" for Hui to be "highly valued" and paid HK$30 million by Thomas Kwok for his consultancy advice from 2003 to 2005, the lawyer said. "Mr Kwok [probably] wanted to outbid all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1640232/hui-was-rare-artwork-not-inside-man-kwoks-says-defence-lawyer
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top British lawyer counsels faith in Hong Kong legal system

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:49am by Tony Cheung

    ... The world should have confidence in Hong Kong's judicial independence, as a court took "robust and decisive action" over the release of a student leader amid Occupy Central protests in September, Britain's former attorney general Lord ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1636819/top-british-lawyer-counsels-faith-hk-legal-system
  7. News - Asia - COURTS

    AC/DC drummer let off the hook on murder-plot charge, says lawyer

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:54am by AFP

    ... drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence, his lawyer said. “The charge alleging an attempt to procure murder should never have been laid,” barrister Paul Mabey said in a statement on Friday. He said police did not consult prosecution lawyers before charging Rudd with “attempting to procure murder” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1634119/acdc-drummer-let-hook-murder-plot-charge-says-lawyer
  8. 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 for virtual offices Like thousands of young lawyers in the city, Sebastian Ko uses online tools to do his job- drafting and sharing legal documents on mobile devices, preparing due diligence checks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631754/hong-kong-lawyers-examine-moving-practices-online-rents-soar
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lawyers say Occupy protests are undermining Hong Kong's rule of law

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 03:38pm by Thomas Chan and Joyce Ng

    ... Thomas Chan and Joyce Ng Lawyers urge protesters to leave occupied sites About 50 lawyers held a silent gathering outside the High Court yesterday to express their concern that the rule of law has been undermined by protesters occupying roads. In a statement, the lawyers said: "Occupy Central disrupts and endangers the lives of Hong Kong people, causing immeasurable damage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1631147/lawyers-say-occupy-protests-are-undermining-hong-kongs-rule-law
  10. News - China - JUSTICE

    Proposed amendment to Criminal Law just another way to restrict us, say Chinese lawyers

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:01am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Restrictions on commenting about closed-door trials are covered by existing rules, and new ones could obstruct justice, lawyers say Amendment to criminal law seen as way to gag lawyers Mainland lawyers and legal scholars have expressed concern over proposed restrictions on what lawyers can disclose about their cases as top lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1627055/proposed-amendment-criminal-law-just-another-way-restrict-us-say-chinese

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