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  1. New legal blow to civil service pay cuts

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Patsy Moy

    ... Jimmy Cheung and Patsy Moy 2003 legislation behind a negotiated deal with unions is ruled unconstitutional The government yesterday lost a second key legal battle on civil service pay ... supports the continuity of public-service management. 'I do not find the conduct of a pay-trend survey to be so inherent to the established system of determining pay adjustments that a failure ...

  2. Jury service in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... of Justice, Legal Aid Department, police, immigration, custom, ICAC, correctional services, customs, probation and juvenile services officers; foreign consuls and vice-consuls and their families; ... at High Court or the Coroner's Court. Not all jurors called to jury service actually have to sit through a trial. You can check a Jurors' Attendance Notice on the judiciary website ...

  3. Legal bus operators feel caught in licensing net

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... are needed to reduce the oversupply of non-franchised buses and unauthorised services run by individual operators. Yeung Wai-hung, chairman of the Public Omnibus Operators' Association, said ... and services to hotels, schools, workplaces and residential estates. Under the proposal, the government will have more control over the use of licences by certain operators. Buses with a contract hire ...

  4. Man blinded by party election placard seeks $1m in damages

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... developed a fear of meeting people, causing him to withdraw from his extensive voluntary community service and membership in public bodies. These included service with the Television ...

  5. Flight attendants victorious in court case against Cathay

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... Jonathan Li Company could have to pay out $350m after judge rules it was in breach of employment contracts The Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Union has scored a surprising legal victory ... in December 1998 to drop the long-standing automatic advancement. The airline's move came after the 1997 Asian economic crisis. The trio subsequently initiated another legal proceeding against ...

  6. iCinema raises curtain on first legal movie downloads

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... competition next month as the Mei Ah Entertainment Group launches its own legal download service. The M@TV service is now on trial, with 30 movies available for three-day rentals at $5 each. ... Robin Kwong Hong Kong's first legal movie-download website, iCinema, was launched yesterday, but an industry veteran said mainstream films were unlikely to be available any time soon ...

  7. Top court told pay cuts are fully legal

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Civil service salary appeal must fail under Basic Law: lawyer Government efforts to cut civil servants' pay to pre-handover levels are wholly constitutional and a court ... their seniority with pay, allowances, benefits and conditions of service no less favourable than before'. Joseph Fok SC, for the government, said that by reducing pay only to the levels of June 30, ...

  8. HK firm tied to bank chief bribe claim

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Michael Logan

    ... Beijing-based Grace & Digital Information Technology against its former United States partner, Alltel Information Services (AIS), in a case highlighting the reliance many foreign companies continue ... though it has supplied technical services to CCB in the past. Executives at Prosten could not be reached for comment last night. In addition, AIS, now named Fidelity Information Services since ...

  9. Higher legal aid fees a matter of justice

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... earning as little as $100 an hour. But this is not the most efficient- or fair- way in which to go about providing legal services to those who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer. It discourages ... of the funds already available. Better preparation, for example, may lead to shorter trials. The patron saint of lawyers, St Yves of Brittany, provided free legal services for the poor- even paying ...

  10. Legal advice sought on doctors' advert ban

    Posted Dec 16th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The Medical Council is seeking legal advice before deciding whether the ban on doctors advertising should be lifted, chairwoman Felice Lieh Mak says. The council recently held a referendum to seek the views of Hong Kong's 10,000-plus doctors on whether the professional ethical code on services promotion should be reviewed. Under a proposal endorsed by the council last ...




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