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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. 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 ...

  3. Half of city law firms believe Cepa will help them: survey

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Kong legal services are required,' said Edward Cheung Wing-yui, vice-chairman of the society's mainland legal affairs committee. However, the earlier and greater mainland market ... as a centre for international legal services?- HK is home to the largest proportion of international lawyers in Asia (40% in 2003).- In 2004, six of the top 10 legal advisers in Asia's mergers ...

  4. Law firm wants business development experts

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos A golden opportunity has arrived for energetic people eager to transplant their business development knowledge in a new area of opportunity. An internationally renowned law firm that has a strong presence in Asia and provides a broad spectrum of legal services to global blue-chip clients, has openings for top business development (BD) specialists. 'Increasing ...

  5. Accountants say limiting liability is vital for HK

    Posted Apr 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the administration of justice and legal services. Most jurisdictions in the European Union already have both proportionate liability and limited liability partnership in place while others are still ...

  6. HK legal profession hopes for greater access to China

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... involving Hong Kong residents in China. He said the legal profession would continue to be concerned about relaxations on Hong Kong lawyers providing legal services in the mainland? particularly ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.45pm: Hong Kong?s legal profession hoped restrictions on them practising in the mainland could be relaxed further, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung told ...

  7. Services now available

    Posted Oct 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LEGAL SERVICES: HK law firms' mainland representative offices may associate with a law firm in the city or province where they operate. ACCOUNTING: Temporary mainland operating ... in Guangdong. DISTRIBUTION: Hong Kong firms will be allowed to deal in fertiliser, crude oil and oil products. BANKING SERVICES: Hong Kong banks no longer need have operating funds of 500 million yuan ...

  8. Legal person will get equal opportunity

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the legal services division and ensuring its efficiency and effectiveness is a vital element of this post. Those most likely to succeed will be solicitors or barristers in a recognised jurisdiction, ... sexual harassment, harassment and vilification on the grounds of disability, is looking for a chief legal counsel. The Equal Opportunities Commission promotes equal opportunities for men ...

  9. First Dutch law firm opens in HK

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... including the different business etiquette, the language barrier and the uncertain outcome of negotiations and effectiveness of legal agreements,? he added.?It is important for the investors to seek practical guidance from legal professionals with market knowledge and experience,? advised Mr De Neree.?Hong Kong is the service centre for Asia. For providing high level legal services that often ...

  10. Starting from scratch

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... lawsuits became common in the 1980s with the economic reform. Most people prefer to resolve their problems outside the courtroom. This means legal services in arbitration, mediation ... clinic' at the school, allowing students to go out and offer free legal services and advice to the community. We are starting to see some results. In 2003, only 57 per cent of new law students ...




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