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  1. Events diary

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HK: CPD seminar: 'Deferred tax workshop'. Thursday, August 24, HK: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Trade in services: Liberalisation measures and development of legal services in mainland China'. Friday, August 25, HK: Trade and Industry Department hosts 'Guide for 'Starting up business in Hong Kong' workshop series: (VIII) Business ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Move to change Legco legal panel's meeting times criticised

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting time change criticised A suggestion to shift meetings of the Legislative Council's justice and legal services panel to Friday mornings has drawn strong criticism from the Bar Association and Law Society, with the former saying the change would "effectively shut out" lawyers since they would be in court. The proposal was aired ...

  3. Macfarlanes attributes top-tier ranking to client-centred culture

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:37pm by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell

    ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh and David Bell With international commerce continuing to break down traditional boundaries, the need for multijurisdictional legal service providers ... with region-specific expertise, the firm provides seamless service to its clients wherever they are in the world. "Macfarlanes is known for its top-calibre corporate legal service and its world-class ...

  4. Why government lawyers must be politically neutral

    Posted Jan 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Elsie Leung China's accession to the World Trade Organisation will have a profound impact on its markets for both goods and services. As far as legal services are concerned, ... My department has already contributed to this process by assisting in the negotiation for the legal services provisions in the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. It will continue ...

  5. Court hears how legal duo cheated clients

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A barrister and a legal executive allegedly cheated their customers over a US$5,000 legal service fee when only a solicitor can deal with a customer directly, a court heard ... introduced himself as a solicitor of Chong & Yen Solicitors, although he was only a legal executive. Ho offered to provide legal services to Smith's husband for US$2,500. On July 27 Smith ...

  6. World's legal minds to tackle gay wedlock at HK conference

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong plans to host its first large conference on international litigation co-operation today in a bid to further raise its profile as a legal services hub. On the agenda ... the opportunity to raise the city's profile as a legal services hub was a big reason the Department of Justice proposed the city as the host. 'We want people to come to Hong Kong and find ...

  7. Candidate stands on 'real' legal issues

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... that the supply of legal services exceeded demand. However, Ms Ng countered that she had been very active in promoting the needs of the profession, such as pushing for a research project by the Department of Justice on legal services exceeding demand. 'We can only do well when the economy is thriving, so it is important to address the bigger issue of Hong Kong's economy to enhance our ...

  8. Junior lawyers advised to head for high streets

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Tsuen Wan to provide legal services locally. Those services might include drafting probates, handling issues arising from building management, drafting simple commercial contracts and doing ... is providing legal services to household clients. In Hong Kong, a lawyer can set up a law firm after working as a trainee for two years and practising for another two years. 'A lot of young ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Fury as corrupt ex-Hong Kong prosecutor Warwick Reid sets up new legal firm

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Niall Fraser

    ... FIRM OF CORRUPT PROSECUTOR A top Hong Kong prosecutor jailed for corruption has caused outrage in the city by reinventing himself as a legal services expert. Warwick Reid, a former acting ... website it provides "legal experts, specialising in employment law and legal services". The pair are careful to point out they do not act as lawyers. Because of Reid's criminal ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung said at a Hong Kong legal services forum in Shanghai. He said there was growing demand for cross-boundary legal services. 'I believe that the legal ... from 54 hours to 48. Deputy Director of Fire Services Chan Chor-kam said the department would need an extra 800 staff if the reduction was implemented. Firefighters work the longest hours ...




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