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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Society chief refuses to back down

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Ambrose Lam issues open letter to solicitors ahead of no-confidence vote Society chief refuses to back down The Law Society's embattled president has ... agreed with the views he had expressed. "I am not naïve … I said what I meant and I meant what I said," he wrote in an open letter dated Tuesday. More than 240 solicitors backed ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers decide on no confidence vote against president tonight

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by Joyce Ng and Jeffie Lam

    ... registered lawyers to sign a proxy vote form to back Lam. High-profile solicitors Fred Kan Ka-chong and Henry Yip Kui-wan have issued letters of support for Lam.   ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Solicitors under pressure as Law Society president vote approaches

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... was called, solicitors have been bombarded with emails and text messages from Lam's supporters. High-profile solicitors Fred Kan Ka-chong and Henry Yip Kui-wan issued letters of support. Kan even ...

  4. News - China - LAW

    Bail for accused ivory buyer was legal, county officials say

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 04:12pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Police released a businessman who ran "key" company in Shuangfeng in Hunan after receiving letter warning about risks to social stability A county ... was made in a chat room that Li’s release came after Shuangfeng officials wrote the letter to counterparts in Loudi. Mainland media pursued the claim and China News Service on Thursday reported ...

  5. News - China - LAW

    Lawyers slam draft code to muzzle those who publicise cases online

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:16am by Keira Lu Huang, Keith Zhai

    ... The draft rules stipulate that lawyers cannot make “misleading” comments, issue open letters or incite demonstrations to pressure courts or judges to review decisions. Article 85 of the code states: ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former Hong Kong prosecutors defend management of Department of Justice

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 04:54am by Stuart Lau

    ... of the department's management. In an open letter to current DPP Keith Yeung Ka-hung, Cross suggested he "review management practices" and "see how a more civilised managerial style can ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Former DPP: Justice Department should not take market regulator's prosecuting power

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 05:17am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... regulation and oversight", adding that the watchdog's power to prosecute could lead to conflicts over its investigative and regulatory role. But Cross, in an open letter addressed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Zervos vs Cross: legal eagles clash over ICAC's probe of Donald Tsang

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Zervos vs Cross: legal eagles clash Retired prosecution chief Grenville Cross has rounded on the "hands-off" approach taken by the man currently in the post towards the ICAC's 18-month investigation of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. In a media letter, Cross, director of public prosecutions from 1997 to 2009, said Kevin ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Calls grow for end to child custody clashes

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU, Patsy Moy

    ... of Children. In a letter to the government more than a year ago, the Law Society's family law committee said the concept of custody did not encourage divorcing couples to act in the best interests of their children. "The concept of parental responsibility requires a cultural mindset which can only be achieved by new legislation," it wrote in the letter tabled at last month's Legco ...

  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

    ... an independent legal aid authority," council chairman Dr Eric Li Ka-cheung stated in a letter to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. "The council believes that the proposal to revert [the ...




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