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  1. 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 ...

  2. Justice secretary says HK can be regional legal hub

    Posted Aug 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Hong Kong has the potential to become the regional hub for legal services, according to Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie. 'The fact Hong Kong's legal system is one with which foreign investors are familiar reaffirms our position,' she told members of the Law Society's mainland legal affairs committee. Their discussions were published in the Law ...

  3. Cathay's transatlantic service remains in limbo

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo The uncertainty over Cathay Pacific Airways' proposed launch of services between London and New York will continue for a bit longer, with the first meeting of the European ... directorate-general, yesterday said the committee meeting was now scheduled for the middle of next month. The committee was set up after a meeting of European transport ministers in May to rule on the legality ...

  4. Legal pitfalls

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... prosecutors- dissatisfied with the evidence- twice sent the case back to the police for further investigation, as legally permitted, but then exceeded their own time limit before deciding to indict Xue. The first instance court also delayed its judgment in the case so long that it stopped offering legal justifications. Because the police claimed that the case involved 'state ...

  5. Department urged to release list of legal columbariums

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Gillian Yau Pressure is mounting on Lands Department officials to disclose a list of legal private columbariums amid a crackdown against those that could be operating ... land leases. It was not known if the department would take legal action. The department said the Tsuen Wan temple, which has a history of over 80 years, was trying to rectify the problem ...

  6. Mother hits hurdle trying to sue Nestle

    Posted Apr 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Court rejects case after test finds no GM ingredients in milk powder A Shanghai mother has experienced a setback in her attempt to sue global food giant Nestle for allegedly selling products with genetically modified ingredients without the req ...

  7. Legal challenge next hurdle for Venezuela's leader

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A coup attempt collapsed after two days; a national work stoppage disintegrated after two months. Now, Venezuela's political opposition is trying to oust President Hugo Chavez in a more conventional way - through legal channels. Opposition leaders are calling for a recall referendum, guaranteed by the nation's constitution, after Mr Chavez passed the midpoint of his ...

  8. NetEase seeks acquisition target to boost online search service

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Online game operator NetEase.com, which posted weaker than expected earnings in the first quarter, is eyeing acquisitions to beef up its fledgling internet search service Youdao ... the mainland online service providers, led by market leader Baidu, that are benefiting from the partial pullout of Google from the country. In March, the United States-based search giant defied Beijing ...

  9. No way of tipping winner in textile row: legal chief

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The Ministry of Commerce's WTO legal chief has questioned predictions by some Chinese trade officials that Beijing would come out on top if the dispute ... the final adjudication and I dare not and could not say that China would defeat the US and European nations if the case is put before the WTO legal panel,' Mr Yang said. Some Chinese trade ...

  10. Legal experts want to know all if chief resigns

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani and Ambrose Leung Legal experts are demanding a full explanation of any resignation by Tung Chee-hwa amid widening fears that Hong Kong's autonomy is at grave risk. ... the legal sector, said international confidence in the city would slump if the uncertainty was not quickly cleared. Article 52 states that the chief executive 'must resign when he or she loses ...




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