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  1. Lawyer sues 1,148 prison officers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu More than 1,100 Correctional Services officers are being sued by a lawyer for more than HK$7 million in legal fees he says they have failed to pay for three years since ... million worth of legal services his two law firms provided to members of the officers' association for the lawsuits. Settlement would mean each officer paying about HK$6,200 on average. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Civil servants file writ over eviction from Peak

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Three senior civil servants have launched a legal challenge over a government decision to evict them from their quarters on The Peak that will be disposed of next year. In seeking a judicial review, the trio claim the eviction breaches Basic Law Articles 93 and 100, which state civil servants' pay and benefits should be not lower than they were before ...

  5. Timetable urged for replies to legal aid fears

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... At the meeting of the Legislative Council's panel on the administration of justice and legal services, they complained that the administration had made no headway since the previous meeting two ... committee. But Grace Lui Kit-yuk, deputy secretary for home affairs, said the bureau needed to wait for the Legal Aid Services Council, which is conducting a study on expanding legal aid expected ...

  6. Lawyers offer rare praise for government on legal aid reform

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... made before.' Baretto said the HK$100 million in earmarked funds was a little surprising. It indicated that the government did not lack funds for legal aid services, he said. Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee, chairwoman of the Legislative Council panel on the administration of justice and legal services, called the announcement 'a very good sign' that 'shows at least ...

  7. Warning on no-fee agents

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of damages awarded to clients. Lawyers told yesterday's meeting of the panel on administration of justice and legal services that they had seen a return of illegal activities by recovery agents ... agents, said he was disappointed there had been no government warning over use of recovery agents. Working party member Szwina Pang She-kwok urged the government to broaden the supplementary legal ...

  8. Legal aid change a risk we cannot afford

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the government said, was why it had commissioned the Legal Aid Services Council to examine the desirability and feasibility of establishing an independent Legal Aid Authority. Well, the council ... as possible.' The Bar Association also points out that it was not consulted and, apparently, neither was the Legal Aid Services Council. This is very odd. After all, by law, the council ...

  9. Panel attacks aid office move

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... of the Legislative Council administration of justice and legal services panel the change was necessary. Members said bringing the department under a policymaking bureau would reverse the progress towards ... of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor, said the proposal was a 'major leap backward'. His group's paper stated legal aid services in many other jurisdictions, including Britain, ...

  10. A champion of women's rights

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Ching-feng, 57, graduated from National Chengchi University's law school 1975 Begins legal career, championing women's rights 1987 Co-founds the Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation, which works to protect children, rescue teenagers from prostitution and gains more rights for female victims of human trafficking 1992 Sets up a legal services hotline for Taiwanese women ...




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