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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Don't change listing rules until lawyers have to change theirs Besides Alibaba, the exchange paper showed it lags the US in getting information technology firms ... and you can make arrangements with the lawyers handling the case that they will only be paid if they win. That's in New York, where people live in the 21st century. Our own lawyers in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1581986/dont-change-listing-rules-until-lawyers-have-change-theirs
  7. News - China - CIVIL SOCIETY

    Activist lawyer vows to keep fighting for human rights

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by Verna Yu

    ... including legal scholar Xu Zhiyong and lawyer Ding Jiaxi of the New Citizens Movement, have been jailed over their calls for officials to declare their assets. Without going into specifics, he said ... from teaching three times and stripped of his lawyer's licence in 2008 because of his activism. Before the Beijing Olympics, he was hooded, forcibly taken away by secret police and held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1582039/activist-lawyer-vows-keep-fighting-human-rights
  8. News - China - DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Accused Japanese politician's lawyer goes on the offensive in meth trial

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:35pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com Two phone calls at the end of a trip to Guangzhou imply behaviour different to that of someone who knows he's running drugs, defence lawyer argues Call logs ... the drugs were found were part of the evidence presented by the politician’s lawyer on Wednesday in Guangzhou. Takuma Sakuragi is on trial in Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court, accused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581122/lawyer-japanese-politician-trial-transporting-meth-says-hell-appeal
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Lawyer says timing of police questioning about well-known events could mean that authorities plan to charge Pu with collusion Chinese police have questioned a prominent human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Pu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  10. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim charged with sedition

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Opposition leader's lawyer charged with sedition A lawyer for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was charged with sedition yesterday ... critics. Surendran pleaded not guilty. The charge relates to comments he made in April criticising Anwar's conviction a month earlier for sodomy, Surendran's lawyer, Latheefa Koya, said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577171/lawyer-malaysian-opposition-leader-anwar-ibrahim-charged-sedition

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