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  1. Solicitors launch site to offer free legal advice

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Hong Kong's solicitors yesterday launched an a website offering free legal advice to people in need. More than 90 law firms have signed up to offer services on the Law Society's new web page, www.hklawsoc.org.hk/probono. Visitors to the site can consult a list of firms specialising in the areas in which they need advice, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974379/solicitors-launch-site-offer-free-legal-advice
  2. Legal action 'may halt Cheung Chau ferries'

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com A legal challenge aimed at narrowing the gap between holiday and regular day fares on Cheung Chau ferries could halt all services between the island ... Association, was not seeking to revoke the operating licence. But if Kwok was successful it 'literally means the licence will be gone and there could be no more service'. 'That would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977258/legal-action-may-halt-cheung-chau-ferries
  3. Keeping up with world's legal eagles

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong.' The police, the probation and correctional services or other community justice organisations such as the security services or related non-governmental organisations are welcome to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971619/keeping-worlds-legal-eagles
  4. Mediators should be qualified, but service need not be costly

    Posted Feb 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and independent family mediation service provided in accordance with the law, by legally accredited mediators having the relevant professional backgrounds as mentioned above, will be cost-effective ... Nigel Lam expressed concern that involvement of lawyers in mediation would lead to an expensive service ('Keep lawyers out of mediation', February 18). He mentioned the high cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739228/mediators-should-be-qualified-service-need-not-be-costly
  5. Waterfront Park needs legal protection

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or the Leisure and Cultural Services Department should manage it, as it does for most public parks. But first let's grant the park the legal protection it needs and rezone it as a recreational area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972594/waterfront-park-needs-legal-protection
  6. NGOs struggle with legal status despite new rules

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... working under tight restrictions on the mainland. The four categories of NGO benefiting from the change are industrial and commercial, charity, social welfare and social service, Xinhua reported ... of these often foreign-funded and rights-advocating groups. 'We have tried to register so many times,' said Lu Jun of Yirenping, an NGO that focuses on anti-discrimination work and legal aid. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964472/ngos-struggle-legal-status-despite-new-rules
  7. Legal fight that divides us

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... but they were already given wage protection and a stable life in Hong Kong, so they should not get permanent residency. Supporters of domestic helpers say the maids perform vital services to society ... interpretation of 'ordinarily resident', she argued. Yet this raises the question of what legal grounds the government would have to seek an interpretation from the National People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982190/legal-fight-divides-us
  8. Payout for tour dispute raises legal issues

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... no information about the payout. Immediately after the altercation, an angry Zhang, who showed his injuries to the media, said he would seek legal action. But the next day before entering the Kowloon ... to the couple before the case proceeded in court, it could raise questions about whether the legal process was being abused. 'There are difficulties in pursuing this case as some witnesses had left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737772/payout-tour-dispute-raises-legal-issues
  9. Group to give men accused of sex crimes free legal aid

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... later this year- will provide legal and emotional advice to men who face sex-crime allegations. Several of Yum's friends, including lawyers and people working in the youth services sector, ... 'During these months, I have talked to friends in the legal sector and learned that there are a lot of men facing the same situation as me. Some women will be very friendly to you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969749/group-give-men-accused-sex-crimes-free-legal-aid
  10. Reworking homes the legal way

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cargo Services Far East, and Schoeni, who runs the contemporary Chinese art gallery that bears her name, made an unusual choice for Hong Kong. They opted to have the staircase reworked legally ... structural changes to your home legally. You just need to go through the right channels, and accept that the process will add to costs and take extra time. Dennis Chan Zhong-guan, a project engineer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972663/reworking-homes-legal-way

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