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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. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Lawyer turned conductor enjoys spectacular rise in music career

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:30pm by Andrew Sun

    ... King-kei ditched his stable, successful job as a lawyer in Hong Kong to pursue a career as a classical music conductor in 2005. He'd already spent years at Cambridge for economics in the early ... freelance [as a violinist] in the Sinfonietta. I played quite a few concerts with them when I was still a lawyer and even went to France once with them. "Wing-sie was kind enough to always give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1610654/lawyer-turned-conductor-enjoys-spectacular-rise-music-career
  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Lawyers considering legal action over police's use of force on Occupy protesters

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:46am by Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng

    ... Stuart Lau and Joyce Ng Lawyers may act As more lawyers decry the force used by police against the democracy protesters, some say they have been studying if it's possible to take legal action. More than 370 solicitors and international lawyers issued a statement yesterday condemning the use of force. Police on Sunday fired 87 tear gas canisters, used pepper spray ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604960/lawyers-considering-legal-action-over-polices-use-force-occupy
  4. News - China - COURTS

    Ilham Tohti to appeal separatism conviction and jailing for life, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Scholar highlights plight of seven of his Uygur students also taken away by police in January Tohti challenges separatism verdict Lawyers for Uygur scholar ... the South China Morning Post that he and other lawyers prepared a 15-page appeal overnight and submitted it to the authorities after meeting their client. "The document strongly condemned all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599087/ilham-tohti-appeal-separatism-conviction-and-jailing-life-lawyers-say
  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Rafael Hui is a liar and a fraudster', co-defendant's lawyer tells court

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Counsel for co-defendant says ex-chief secretary made up evidence on HK$11m gift from Beijing Lawyer calls Hui liar and fraudster A lawyer for a Sun Hung Kai ... not know the money was related to an investment by Chan. Answering questions from Kwan's lawyer, Charles Chan, Hui said he "cannot make a guess" as to the identity of the mysterious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599806/lawyer-shkp-executive-accuses-rafael-hui-si-yan-lying-fraud
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Lawyers sound alarm at time Hong Kong suspects spend on remand

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by Lana Lam

    ... to "shock the conscience". Justice delayed is justice denied, lawyers and legal scholars warn, though they say the increased complexity of court cases and a shortage of judges are probably ... the prison population is at a 10-year low. Currently, 1,657 people are remanded behind bars, up from the daily average of 1,567 last year and 1,388 in 2012. A lawyer who helped draft the Organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591982/lawyers-sound-alarm-time-hong-kong-suspects-spend-remand
  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Activist denied final chance to appeal: lawyer' on Page A8 yesterday should have quoted lawyer Li Fangping as saying there was no law forbidding lawyers or family from seeing a prisoner after the 10-day period for lodging an appeal, not during the period, as was printed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634272/corrections-clarifications
  8. News - China - COURTS

    Murdered businessman Neil Heywood's case 'still under negotiation', lawyer says

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:22pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Lawyer for widow of Briton whose killing brought down Bo Xilai says still negotiating Heywood murder payout still not settled A lawyer representing the widow ... negotiating with the lawyer of Bo's wife Gu Kailai," He said. Gu was convicted of murdering Heywood and given a suspended death sentence in 2012. Bo, the former Chongqing party chief, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590918/negotiations-continuing-heywood-case-widows-lawyer-says
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:18pm by AFP, AP

    ... AFP and AP in Beijing An outspoken Chinese minority Uygur scholar accused of separatism will go on trial Wednesday in the country’s northwest, one of his lawyers said. Tohti will be tried by a court in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, said Liu Xiaoyuan, his lawyer and a Chinese human rights specialist. Tohti, formerly an economics professor at Beijing University, was arrested earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591636/uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-go-trial-separatism-week-says-lawyer
  10. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese court postpones Yang Maodong trial after no show by rights activist’s lawyers

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:15am

    ... against human rights activist Yang Maodong after his lawyers did not to show up to protest a denial of their right to copy court files. Quoting family members of fellow defendant Sun Desheng, lawyer Lin Qilei said both Yang and Sun told the court that they would remain silent without their lawyers and that the court then decided to reschedule the trial. “The court had no choice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1590722/chinese-rights-activist-yang-maodong-remain-silent-trial

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