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  1. Abode-seekers demand legal aid

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Hundreds of people whose offspring were denied right of abode gathered in Admiralty yesterday to demand legal aid to mount a lawsuit against the government. They accuse ... be eligible to enter Hong Kong- 700,000 of them immediately- under the Court of Final Appeal's interpretation of the Basic Law provisions on who had right of abode. The figure was issued ...

  2. Trade unions emboldened by revision of law

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new interpretation of the Trade Union Law by the Supreme People's Court this week is a small step towards trade union independence, academics say. But they add that more changes are needed in order for unions to fully represent workers' interests. The interpretation issued on Tuesday recognises trade unions as legal entities. It allows a civil court to adjudicate ...

  3. Departments accused of conspiracy

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the government. She accuses the Legal Aid Department and the Immigration Department of conspiring against her, according to an interview with tomorrow's Catholic Sunday Examiner newspaper. She told the newspaper that she was refused legal aid on June 10 to mount the pay-cut lawsuit, despite having been granted permission by the courts to conduct the legal challenge. It was only after Massie & ...

  4. Law Society warns of problems in 'no win, no fee' arrangement

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The Law Society has warned of the pitfalls of introducing a 'no win, no fee' arrangement for legal services. The idea is being discussed today by a Law Reform Commission panel. ... ineligible for legal aid but who are not wealthy enough to shoulder the high cost of litigation for civil claims. The report warns of the need for the appellant to take out after-the-event insurance, ...

  5. Change of function touted for legal aid

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... The legal aid scheme should be transformed into a legal aid fund operating on a conditional fee basis, Law Society vice-president Michael Lintern-Smith has suggested. The Legal Aid Department has experienced constant funding problems and the financial eligibility criteria for legal aid have been criticised widely as being too low. Mr Lintern-Smith suggested it would be better ...

  6. Reform under-age sex laws: experts

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lecturer in criminal law and evidence at the University of Hong Kong, said the decision had created confusion among the legal community as to the correct interpretation of the law. Professor Young ... Academics say higher courts should be asked to clarify magistrate's ruling Legal academics and lawyers are calling for a broad reform in age-based sexual offences following ...

  7. Jury still ponders bribe case

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow A High Court jury considering the multimillion-dollar bribery case involving the father of pop star Eason Chan Yick-shun last night again failed to decide on the fate of the senior Housing Department official. The seven jurors had to spend a ...

  8. Daughter files writ against Next

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The daughter of EOC chairman Michael Wong yesterday launched a High Court writ seeking an injunction against the publication of the latest issue of Next Magazine. Barrister Rosaline Wong Wing-yue alleges in the writ that the cover article contains ...

  9. Slow on the uptake

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... ACCORDING TO KATHRYN Whitfield, her husband Colin was 'a very caring, very protective' man who would never have dreamt of harming or causing any distress to his family. So when, two days after his 56th birthday last autumn, the retired British h ...

  10. Party opinions: Does Hong Kong have a say?

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to interpret the mini-constitution. Democratic Party leader Yeung Sum warned that people would lose confidence in the Basic Law if it was up to Beijing to decide whether the electoral method should be changed. 'This is the first time I have come across such interpretation... I think Beijing should listen to more views of the people rather than playing these semantic tricks.'' ...




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