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  1. Civil service seeks change in Macau

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... the past nine years. 'The next chief executive should be a person with over 10 years of civil service experience and legal expertise,' said Mr Coutinho, who is also a legislator. ... Fox Yi Hu A civil servants' group says Macau's next chief executive should be a legal expert experienced in government work, as a guessing game continues in the former Portuguese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/664214/civil-service-seeks-change-macau
  2. Community service for man who killed jaywalker while speeding

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A man who crashed into and killed a jaywalker when speeding in an illegally modified car was yesterday ordered to perform 120 hours of community service and fined HK$4,000. ... of the accident. A breath test showed that his alcohol level was 21 micrograms per 100 millilitres of breath, just under the legal limit of 22mcg/100ml. Chan was originally charged with dangerous driving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694621/community-service-man-who-killed-jaywalker-while-speeding
  3. Vital public service or moral panic?

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... of lawyers and policemen (but no sociologists or psychologists), proposed an interim register allowing employers of child- or handicapped-related services to check potential employees' records ... would not just provide a deterrent, it would boost public confidence. 'Setting such a law tells the public what kinds of protection and security we can enjoy through the legal system,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661185/vital-public-service-or-moral-panic
  4. A new trial, a new series of complex legal issues

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The retrial of Nancy Kissel featured a whole new set of defences which made the second court case a far more complicated affair than her original trial, a police officer who handled the court case said. Chief Inspector Lawrence Ng Yeung-yin spok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742030/new-trial-new-series-complex-legal-issues
  5. Under threat

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the criminal code in several ways that threaten the modified adversarial legal system that Taiwan adopted a decade ago. Instead of supporting the equal contest between prosecutors and defence lawyers ... against media pressure, but Taiwan has no juries. More problematic is the proposal to punish lawyers not only for contempt of court but also for contempt of prosecutors! Legal systems require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704124/under-threat
  6. Detained Gome chief hires top legal firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... on Wong's request to remove Chen and withdraw the board's ability to issue new shares. Wong also wants shareholders to appoint his sister, Huang Yanhong, and Zou Xiaochun, who is the legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725527/detained-gome-chief-hires-top-legal-firm
  7. Bank worker gets 20 months' jail for fraud

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A former bank employee who tricked three customers into depositing $420,000 into his account by promising them a high-yield interest rate was jailed for 20 months yesterday. Chan Kim-hung, 36, a former employee of Fuji Bank now renamed Mizuho Co ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/483758/bank-worker-gets-20-months-jail-fraud
  8. Legal tribunals urged to open up on rulings

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Tribunal have not. Some say the legal tribunals- which make public only the complaints of which the lawyer was found guilty, their names and punishment- should do the same, supplying reasons ... it was not until last Monday, when a newspaper reported it, that it was publicly disclosed. Coleman said a full judgment on the case would not be made public. Under the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719479/legal-tribunals-urged-open-rulings
  9. Two cases highlight legal minefield of state secrets

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent case of jailed Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu sounded a warning to foreigners to be careful how they go about business in China. If anyone did not heed it, the eight-year sentence imposed on American geologist Xue Feng leaves no excuse. It flags an uncharted legal minefield of vague state security laws. The differences in the two cases reveal a worrying trend. Hu admitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/719438/two-cases-highlight-legal-minefield-state-secrets
  10. Medical Council defends role of legal adviser

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man There was no evidence that having a legal adviser present during Medical Council deliberations in a disciplinary hearing was unfair, the Court of Final Appeal heard yesterday. The case is the second surrounding the role of the council's legal adviser to be heard by a court in the past week. In 2006, the council had found Dr Chan Hei-ling guilty of professional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712970/medical-council-defends-role-legal-adviser

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