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  1. Judges may be partial to a light touch

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our courts sometimes work in mysterious ways and the sentencing of criminals is a dark art whose fairness and justice will often have to be taken on faith by laypeople. Take the case of John Wong, the University of Hong Kong' ...

  2. Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

    Posted Sep 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... David Wilson Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris by David King Crown Publishers Historian David King specialises in grand and gripping non-fiction thrillers with a twist of chaos. His latest book, Death in the City of Light, delves into the exploits of a notorious serial killer whose reign of terror in Nazi-occupied Paris prompted ...

  3. Cabbie ran red light in fatal crash, court told

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man A taxi driver was speeding and ran a red light when he crashed into a minibus, killing two passengers in Sha Tin last year, a court was told yesterday. The allegations were made at the trial of Lee Chun-yin, 32, in the District Court. Lee has pleaded not guilty to one count of dangerous driving causing death over an incident at an intersection on May 17. Meat stall worker Lee ...

  4. Sentence too lenient, or were charges too light?

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The case of Amina Bokhary, the niece of Court of Final Appeal judge Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, has caused a huge public outcry after she was given probation and fined for slapping a police officer and drink-driving. The court upheld the origin ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'Corporate veil' cast aside as UK court rules on divorce settlement

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... to the original settlement. The larger sum was given in light of their 41-year marriage and the wife's non-monetary contribution to their union, the judgment said. Otto Poon Lok-to's former ...

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    Top Hong Kong judge refuses to let solicitors wear wigs in higher courts

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... the judiciary said it found no evidence that differences in court dress may give rise to solicitors being seen "in a negative light". It stressed there are "obvious differences" ...

  7. Man pleads not guilty to ex-wife's murder

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A man who suffered from depression for 20 years stabbed his former wife to death after she told his sister he did not want help to pay for their son's tutorials, a court heard. Lecky Lui Ping-yuen, 45, pleaded not guilty in the Court of First Instance to murdering Lau Lai-kin, 39, on the platform of a light rail station in Tuen Mun on September 22, 2009. Lau died ...

  8. Coetzee banned for weighing in light

    Posted Nov 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Every jockey and trainer's worst nightmare came true for Dennis Yip Chor-hong and Felix Coetzee at Sha Tin yesterday, when a horse weighed in light following the fourth ... More (Jacky Tong Chi-kit) was promoted to third. Stewards reconvened their inquiry into the reason for Coetzee weighing in light after the final event. Coetzee told them the gear he weighed out ...

  9. Antitrust penalties not light: officials

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu and Loretta Fong Fines, sanctions are said to be adequate The government has rejected accusations that the penalties proposed in draft competition legislation are not tough enough, saying the civil penalties and fines are adequate, and that busines ...

  10. Death driver 'ran red light'

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A minibus driver had run a red light before knocking down and killing a cyclist on a pedestrian crossing, the District Court heard yesterday. Au Yeung Kwok-kin, 48, pleaded ... in front of him. Chung Yin-ping, a passenger on the minibus, testified that it was drizzling and the road was wet. She told the court that the traffic lights at the crossing had already turned from ...




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