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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 - LAW

    Prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang could face lengthy jail term, defence lawyer fears

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Detained rights lawyer Pu 'faces long jail term' Respected veteran lawyer Zhang Sizhi said yesterday he feared prominent human rights lawyer Pu ... on the same charge were released on bail last week. In an essay on the microblog of the journal Lawyer Digest dated yesterday, 87-year-old Zhang voiced his worries. "The development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1530425/prominent-rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-could-face-lengthy-jail-term-fellow
  3. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Zhang Sizhi says officials breached law by failing to notify family of Gao Yu of her formal arrest Famed lawyer voices case fears Veteran mainland rights lawyer ... "There is one thing over which the investigation authorities have failed to act in accordance with the law," the 87-year-old lawyer said in response to a reporter's question at a press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius in night club altercation days after his lawyers wrap up defence

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Johannesburg Track star Pistorius ‘regrets decision’ to go to public place South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554870/oscar-pistorius-night-club-altercation-days-after-his-lawyers-wrap
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property transactions have been put at risk by a delay in passing a law that enacts a doubling of stamp duties, lawyers warn. Conveyancing lawyers are holding the extra taxes they have collected from property ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  6. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a rare move, China’s national bar association named and shamed seven lawyers who have fought some of the country’s highest-profile human rights ... The seven rights advocates – some of whom had recently tried to investigate a sensitive Falun Gong case – “are not lawyers; the activities they pursue are unrelated to the legal profession”, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong lawyers march to defend judiciary in wake of Beijing's white paper

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 06:38pm by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, BRIAN YAP

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Brian Yap Lawyers march against Beijing's white paper A record number of lawyers took to the streets yesterday to protest against Beijing's white ... participants, who wore black and marched in silence in the profession's third public display of support for the judiciary since the handover in 1997. Watch: Hong Kong lawyers march to defend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541814/hong-kong-lawyers-stage-silent-march-oppose-beijings-white-paper
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Protesters speak up against lawyers' march

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Two groups, one led by an ex-Law Society president, rally in support of white paper Protesters speak up against lawyers' march A former Law Society president staged a small-scale demonstration of mostly non-lawyers in Central yesterday to counter a march by about 1,800 legal professionals voicing their discontent with Beijing's white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541989/protesters-speak-against-lawyers-march
  9. News - China - CRIME

    Detained Uygur economist Ilham Tohti denied food for 10 days in custody, lawyer says

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 03:11am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... days, his lawyer said after visiting him yesterday at a detention centre in Xinjiang. Until now, little has been known about the status of Tohti, an economics professor, since he was taken away ... Guzaili Nuer, also said she feared for her husband's health. But Li said, at this stage, Nuer won't be able to visit Tohti. Li and a fellow lawyer went to Urumqi this week, and were told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1541335/detained-uygur-economist-ilham-tohti-denied-food-10-days-custody-lawyer
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's lawyers must speak out on sensitive issues

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 12:11pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... political requirement" to love the country. The protest gives lawyers a chance to signal their support for the independence of our judges, a hallmark of the "one country, two systems" ... speak out in defence of our legal system when it appears to be under threat. After all, if lawyers are not going to stand up for the rule of law, who will? Cliff Buddle is the Post's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1540201/hong-kongs-lawyers-must-speak-out-sensitive-issues

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