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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poor let down by lack of access to legal services

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says an independent legal aid authority is long overdue Poor being let down by lack of access to court services Justice cannot be upheld if citizens do not have ... the right to legal advice and access to courts. Legal aid is a service that the modern state owes to its citizens who cannot afford private legal services. After all, the state is responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056454/poor-let-down-lack-access-legal-services
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a key role in international legal services

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by RIMSKY YUEN

    ... Rimsky Yuen Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong's development as a hub for international legal services helps promote the rule of law while also keeping the city open to the rest of the world International order Today, December 13, 2012, is an important date in Hong Kong's development as an international legal services centre. It is the date set for the opening ceremony of the Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103768/hong-kong-has-key-role-international-legal-services
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal reforms in China needed to help service sector, improve social stability

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by WINSTON MOK

    ... For Shanghai's free trade zone and Shenzhen's Qianhai to be competitive in international financial services, they may need to be "special legal zones"- with much better rule of law. ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says centralising mainland courts would reduce meddling by local governments Legal reforms would go a long way towards improving social stability In the upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345374/legal-reforms-china-needed-help-service-sector-improve
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... it applies to lawyers, it means voluntary and free legal service by lawyers for the public good. It is no replacement for legal aid, which is state-funded; but it can help identify and fill the gaps ... Kong- which would enable law students to do and learn from pro bono work- due to similarly strict rules on the structure of a legal service provider. However, Hong Kong is home to more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517880/pro-bono-legal-work-can-help-advance-social-justice-hong
  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Annells' companies sued by law firm

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:12am by Howard Winn

    ... for HK$1.4 million for fees and legal services. It is also seeking interest on this sum from the date of the writ and costs. The companies were founded by tax consultant Deborah Annells and she ... on April 11. Annells has applied for legal aid and her assets are being assessed to see if she is eligible. She is due to appear in court on August 15.   A breath of fresh air The air in Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1567229/annells-companies-sued-law-firm
  6. Comment - Blogs - MEDIA

    Warwick Reid's legal hobby draws attention 'for all the wrong reasons'

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 04:10pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... was paying attention to Hong Kong, however. The Bay of Plenty Times, which covers an area in the country’s North Island, picked up the Post ’s story on disgraced lawyer Warwick Reid and his legal consultation service in his hometown of Tauranga. Reid, the most senior legal figure to be jailed for corruption in Hong Kong history, told the New Zealand newspaper: "My days of infamy are over, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1153121/warwick-reids-legal-hobby-draws-attention-all-wrong-reasons
  7. Comment - Letters

    Lesson for society in census scandal

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am

    ... legal services at my law firm, I have come across many foreigners who wish to migrate to Hong Kong. They rely heavily on government statistics so they can make an informed decision. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1135474/lesson-society-census-scandal
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's services push a challenge for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... including legal services, conventions and exhibitions, as well as banking and accounting. Under the pact, the Qianhai Development Plan has designated Qianhai- located within the Shenzhen special ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam says we must learn to work with, and beat, emerging cities China's push to develop services a challenge for HK China's aggressive push to develop modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1107111/chinas-services-push-challenge-hong-kong
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    'The government behaves as if it is ashamed'

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:56am by Howard Winn

    ... and legal services, which highlighted the long period of time it took the government to implement recommendations by the commission. The average is about five years, but in one case it was extended ... the Government Records Services adequate resources to vet and archive documents. The report essentially confirms the observations the group made some years ago and repeats the findings of the Director ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1461963/government-behaves-if-it-ashamed
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... as an international legal service centre. In that context, I would urge him to look into the area of sovereign immunity. In the Congo case last year, the Standing Committee of the National People's ... well with our aspiration to be the legal service centre of choice where international legal disputes are resolved. May I ask the justice secretary to work with the central government to bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1115366/letters-editor-december-30-2012

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