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  1. Juniors may get chance to work in free legal service

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Junior barristers may be hired to assist their seniors in handling cases in the Bar Council's free legal service scheme as they are finding it increasingly difficult to find work. Bar chairman Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC, who raised the proposal in a council meeting this month, said the aim was to increase learning opportunities and improve the livelihoods of new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/626290/juniors-may-get-chance-work-free-legal-service
  2. Legal aspects are wide-ranging

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... and criminal law? The wealth management sector offers a broader range of opportunities for lawyers than many other legal practice areas. These can range from working in a law firm to working in a bank, ... to see beyond the legal detail and relate to how it affects the day-to-day life of a client is important or the tax tail can start to wag the dog. How does one start in wealth management? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/646430/legal-aspects-are-wide-ranging
  3. Prospects for cross-border services

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... judiciary systems because legal services go hand in hand with economic growth. With the opening up of the mainland to the global market, the increased volume of international trade could lead to a need for cross-border legal services. The judiciary system in the mainland is comparatively young because it was rebuilt in the late 1980s after the Cultural Revolution, and mainland law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651563/prospects-cross-border-services
  4. The right to jury service or the right to vote?

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for a sweeping transformation of the legal profession and the judicial system. There was a feeling that, in a democracy, ordinary people should play a role in the judicial system and that judges should ... is an initiative developed as part of broader legal reforms aimed at delivering better justice and a more democratic society. In this model, the jury is made up of three judges and six lay people who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639232/right-jury-service-or-right-vote
  5. 29 ordinances passed into law but never enforced, report shows

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Twenty-nine ordinances enacted in or before 2004 contained provisions that have yet to be enforced, a submission by the government to the Legislative Council has shown. The paper, to be discussed at today's meeting of the administration of justice and legal services panel, showed that the oldest ordinance dated to the 1960s. The provisions of the Boilers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627551/29-ordinances-passed-law-never-enforced-report-shows
  6. 'Legal aid increases success rate'

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... full representation and advisory services to people filling in asylum applications to the UNHCR. 'We screen the case first, then decide whether to provide legal assistance or not,' Mr ... law firms that volunteer their services free of charge. About 100 lawyers and 15 interpreters are trained to provide legal assistance. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665060/legal-aid-increases-success-rate
  7. Consultation move on class-action lawsuits in wake of minibond saga

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... preparing research on class actions for the council's administration of justice and legal services panel, which is expected to be ready by April. A Law Reform Commission subcommittee ... Albert Wong Work is under way to study the possibility of conducting class-action lawsuits in Hong Kong, as interest in the legal procedure increases in the city in the aftermath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664662/consultation-move-class-action-lawsuits-wake-minibond-saga
  8. Lion City a growing offshore centre for the world's wealthy

    Posted Sep 28th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... cent respectively, according to the latest wealth report by Merrill Lynch and Capgemini. The wealthy are attracted to Singapore's strong regulatory environment, sound legal system ... to reach an estimated US$200 billion, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Private banks have fuelled the growth by expanding their wealth management services, most notably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654280/lion-city-growing-offshore-centre-worlds-wealthy
  9. Better legal system in HK could get rid of need for recovery agents

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a proactive role to devise a pricing formula for legal services. Legal practice is the most protected business in Hong Kong. As the law is practised in a foreign language, everything legal is complicated by the language barrier. The ignorant public has to accept legal services as they are available in the market, not knowing what better services to demand. While Hong Kong lawyers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656871/better-legal-system-hk-could-get-rid-need-recovery-agents
  10. Surrogacy is legal minefield, argue medics

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Ethical fears stifle birth service Doctors practising reproductive medicine say they are still cautious about providing surrogacy services because of the complex ethical and legal ... counselling by a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, a legal adviser, social worker or clinical psychologist. Dr Ng said the University of Hong Kong centre would not provide surrogacy services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629269/surrogacy-legal-minefield-argue-medics

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