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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1529489/jailed-lawmaker-leung-kwok-hung-plans-legal-challenge-over-hair
  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Free legal help levels playing field for NGOs A decade of advocating for women's rights has taught Linda To Kit-lai that rhetorical appeals ... their services for free, or pro bono. The scheme, set up by the non-profit group PILnet- the Global Network for Public Interest Law- has meant the end of a long headache for To, whose work often involves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519480/pro-bono-legal-help-levels-playing-field-hong-kong-ngos
  3. Burges Salmon safeguards investments with partner-driven service

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:15pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... get in the way of such ventures. With its partner-driven and relationship-based service, independent law firm Burges Salmon is able to provide specialist legal advice to international clients on British inward investment opportunities at affordable prices. "We're able to provide a partner-led service in a way that other firms would find difficult to maintain economically," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1533874/burges-salmon-safeguards-investments-partner-driven-service
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legal reforms in China needed to help service sector, improve social stability

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by WINSTON MOK

    ... For Shanghai's free trade zone and Shenzhen's Qianhai to be competitive in international financial services, they may need to be "special legal zones"- with much better rule of law. ... Winston Mok Winston Mok says centralising mainland courts would reduce meddling by local governments Legal reforms would go a long way towards improving social stability In the upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1345374/legal-reforms-china-needed-help-service-sector-improve
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Laundering service

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Jason Wordie

    ... Reports of dubious banking activities highlight some of Hong Kong's lesser-touted attractions, writes Jason Wordie Laundering service Headlines accusing leading local banks of having a hand in international money-laundering have raised a few eyebrows recently. The real surprise, however, is that any brows moved at all. After all,  as far as entrepreneurial legal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1525900/then-now-laundering-service
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pro bono legal work can help advance social justice in Hong Kong

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by EDWIN REKOSH AND TZE-WEI NG

    ... it applies to lawyers, it means voluntary and free legal service by lawyers for the public good. It is no replacement for legal aid, which is state-funded; but it can help identify and fill the gaps ... Kong- which would enable law students to do and learn from pro bono work- due to similarly strict rules on the structure of a legal service provider. However, Hong Kong is home to more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1517880/pro-bono-legal-work-can-help-advance-social-justice-hong
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Developer defends legality of selling new flats without advance viewing

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:25am

    ... are legal: Developer Hong Kong's largest developer, Cheung Kong, defended its decision to prohibit prospective buyers from viewing flats in a new development, saying it did not break the law. ... the site. Cheung said the SRPA would decide whether Cheung Kong violated the law after studying the developer's explanation and seeking legal advice. One potential buyer said Cheung Kong should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1556589/developer-defends-legality-selling-new-flats-without
  8. News - China - LAW

    Zhang Sizhi, lawyer for detained journalist, points to legal breach by authorities

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:10am by Verna Yu

    ... "It's impossible to have judiciary independence under one-party rule". He added that lawyers did not fare well under dictatorial regimes. "It's impossible for the legal profession ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555911/zhang-sizhi-lawyer-detained-journalist-points-legal-breach-authorities
  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    HKTV's latest mobile TV plan halted again as legal action begins

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip, JULIE CHU

    ... Amy Nip and Julie Chu Communications Authority halts processing of station's latest proposal on mobile TV service after legal action against government begins New plan, but more ... has applied for a judicial review of the government's response to its proposal for a mobile service. Although the application has yet to be approved, the authority's legal experts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1496021/hktvs-latest-mobile-tv-plan-halted-again-legal-action-begins
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    No need for independent legal aid service, say advisers in U-turn

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Council now says government has not been found to be interfering in the service Advisers make U-turn on legal aid The legal aid service should remain ... to answering to the chief secretary, which would be a reversion to the arrangement in place before 2007. The recommendation was made in a report submitted by the Legal Aid Services Council to the chief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236289/no-need-independent-legal-aid-service-say-advisers-u-turn

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