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  1. BitTorrent plans legal Chinese film service

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... legally. The service is intended to be launched in the US this summer. Warner Bros intends to use BitTorrent's ability to quickly download large files to rent and sell its films on the same ... Hong Kong companies in talks about using file-sharing technology to reduce illegal online traffic in movies Using BitTorrent software to download Chinese-language films could be legal ...

  2. Ministry urges lawyers to do more for poor

    Posted May 01st 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... Cynthia Wan The Ministry of Justice has issued a notice urging lawyers to lower their fees for the poor and to take up more legal aid cases. It also calls on lawyers to 'protect the legal rights of the masses and build a harmonious society'. Law firms should cut their costs and fulfil their obligations in taking up legal aid services, the notice said. 'For those ...

  3. IT vendor points to government pay delay

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Department had paid ATAL only $2 million. Stratech is claiming more than $34 million in unpaid service and equipment costs, fees and damages, according to a writ filed at the High Court on Tuesday. ...

  4. Villa Pinada pair found guilty of $480m fraud

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... had previously been on bail, and remanded them in custody. Lim's wife and family sobbed as Correctional Services Department officers led him away. The court had heard that the two men had ...

  5. City's first free legal advice centre set to open

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The city's first free legal advice centre will be up and running in three months. The new service will offer help to people unable to afford legal advice, like those who ... coincided with calls by veteran lawyers for the government to offer incentives for firms to set up neighbourhood or district-based legal services for the poor. Philip Dykes SC, chairman of the Bar ...

  6. Net firms seek legal advice on code of practice

    Posted Sep 21st 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Internet service providers will seek legal advice on whether they need to update the industry's code of practice after yesterday's conviction of Johnny Chan Sek-ming, who posted an online invitation to organise a 'flash gang rape mob'. Hong Kong Internet Service Providers' Association chairman York Mok said the industry's code ...

  7. Advertising ban is legal, Medical Council told

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... according to legal advice given to the Medical Council. More than 70 doctors, led by the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, had submitted a petition to the council to review the professional code ... is suffocating the development of the private sector and stops the public from learning more about the services available. A British human rights expert, hired by the hospital to study the code, said ...

  8. Lawyer stung Legal Aid for $200,000

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... should contract out services, it should not also outsource 'accountability for quality and effective service'. The Legal Aid Department yesterday responded that it was not responsible ... Ravina Shamdasani The Legal Aid Department let a lawyer it hired for a civil case run off with more than $200,000 in advance fees, the ombudsman revealed yesterday in a sharp rebuke. Alice ...

  9. Disney performer seeks legal aid over injury

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... A character actor at Disneyland who sprained his neck under the load of his Buzz Lightyear head is seeking legal aid to sue the theme park for negligence. If his application is granted, ... the park no longer required his services. 'We were never taught how to protect ourselves,' he said. 'Our trainers only asked us to do more fitness [training] before the show, ...

  10. Modern Beauty faces ugly legal disputes

    Posted Jan 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiona Lau Modern Beauty Salon Holdings, due to be the first company to list after the Lunar New Year, faces legal claims of more than $7.5 million, including one from a former director. ... $776,000 involving the provision of beauty-related services. However, the company's chief financial officer Frankie Hung yesterday said the claims were without reasonable grounds and would ...




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