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  1. Starting from scratch

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... lawsuits became common in the 1980s with the economic reform. Most people prefer to resolve their problems outside the courtroom. This means legal services in arbitration, mediation ... clinic' at the school, allowing students to go out and offer free legal services and advice to the community. We are starting to see some results. In 2003, only 57 per cent of new law students ...

  2. Law Society mulls common exam

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... adding that having two different qualifying exams was 'confusing'. 'However, one thing is certain- [PCLL and OLQE] all aim to ensure that entrants to the legal profession are properly equipped with the necessary legal knowledge and skills to perform tasks with the highest standards expected of the legal service providers of an international financial centre,' Yih ...

  3. Plans to train more lawyers raise over-supply concerns

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... message that came across at the meeting was that CUHK should really assess the demand for legal services in Hong Kong. It has painted a too rosy view of the field. Many feel the demand ... Linda Yeung Lawyers have cast doubt over Chinese University of Hong Kong's (CUHK) plan to increase the pool of legal professionals in Hong Kong. Law Society members attending a forum ...

  4. Law graduates say Macau Bar has abandoned them

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Law students from a Macau university feel shut out of the enclave's law profession, at a time when demand for legal services is surging on the back of the casino ... There are about 150 lawyers and 60 trainee lawyers in Macau and 29 judges. A massive backlog is straining Macau's legal system, with hundreds of trials being delayed for months or even years. Critics ...

  5. talk back

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

    ... for the development of the legal sector; nor would it be in the interests of consumers of legal services. Provided that the legal qualification courses can be constantly modified to suit the changing needs ... does not solely apply to legal practitioners, it applies to every profession. The expectations placed upon people engaged in areas such as law, accountancy and financial services are higher ...

  6. Following the letter of the law is a worthwhile sacrifice

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to work as lawyers. Before they can begin providing legal services, graduates must complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, a one-year course offered by CityU and the University of Hong ... qualifications.' Professor Malanczuk said a strong academic background was important for law students, who needed good analytical and language skills- particularly in English, despite the bilingual legal ...

  7. Mainland training may offer a leg-up

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... neither petroleum nor mineral resources. We depend on others even for the bulk of our water supply. We have a service economy, which means we earn our living by providing services to others. In most cases, we need special skills and knowledge to provide such services- legal, architectural or medical services, for instance. These skills and knowledge can be acquired through university ...

  8. More firms are looking for in-house guidance

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is unique because legal counsel provide advice that is solution-oriented, according to Vivien Chan, senior partner of Vivien Chan & Company, a local full-service law firm. 'This is rather ... and commercial contracts. Andrew Kwong, director of legal services, express and logistics for Greater China at DHL, said: 'An in-house counsel needs to manage the company's overall legal risk ...

  9. Rights expert condemns city

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a school place for them.' Harrell-Bond said asylum seekers in Europe and America were given legal aid; in Britain, NGOs provided such services. Denial of legal aid was one of the grounds ... Phyllis Tsang A world expert on refugee rights has condemned the city's lack of a legal framework governing asylum seekers. Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of Oxford ...

  10. Third of pupils using drugs, teachers tell poll

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... or mainland trips aimed at boosting their national identity.' Sixty-eight per cent, or 178, of the teachers hoped for improved access to legal consultation so that they could be better equipped to deal with issues related to accidents during school trips and adventure activities. The need to strengthen schools' legal knowledge was highlighted in a recent tragedy in which a social ...




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