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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. 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 ...

  3. Legal bus operators feel caught in licensing net

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... are needed to reduce the oversupply of non-franchised buses and unauthorised services run by individual operators. Yeung Wai-hung, chairman of the Public Omnibus Operators' Association, said ... and services to hotels, schools, workplaces and residential estates. Under the proposal, the government will have more control over the use of licences by certain operators. Buses with a contract hire ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Army studying legal issues for locals

    Posted Jun 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong yet, he said. 'We need to fix other hurdles in our legal system first.' Under the Military Service Law, local governments must offer preferential treatment to relatives of PLA ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Legal technicalities need to be overcome before Hongkongers can join the People's Liberation Army, the local garrison commander says. However, ...

  8. Man blinded by party election placard seeks $1m in damages

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... developed a fear of meeting people, causing him to withdraw from his extensive voluntary community service and membership in public bodies. These included service with the Television ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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