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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice weighs in for the first time on Beijing white paper

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 07:37pm by Tony Cheung

    ... on the basis of the law and would not be swayed by any other factor. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li was commenting for the first time on the June report, which disturbed many lawyers by classifying ... Ma said the white paper had triggered discussion on rule of law. But, he added, judicial independence was protected by various articles of the Basic Law, such as the stipulation that judicial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575016/hk-chief-justice-weighs-first-time-beijing-white-paper
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong's top judge says Basic Law will be interpreted in a 'generous manner'

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau

    ... Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li yesterday said the court would interpret the Basic Law in a generous- rather than narrow and rigid- manner to protect such rights. "These freedoms are of cardinal importance for the stability and progress of society," Ma said. "The resolution of conflicts … through open dialogue and debate is of the essence of a democratic society." Ma ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451012/top-judge-geoffrey-ma-calls-respect-basic-human-rights
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Top judge faces onslaught of new, tough challenges, says law expert

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:04am by Stuart Lau

    ... book for the need to keep a common-law approach in interpreting the Basic Law, the city's mini-constitution. "The [Hong Kong] courts under … Chief Justice [Geoffrey Ma Tao-li] ... on keeping Hong Kong's constitutional jurisdiction distinct from the rest of China's, Lo said, the incumbent Ma- who took over in 2010- would have to insist that Beijing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1440455/top-judge-faces-onslaught-new-tough-challenges-says-law-expert
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Beijing loyalists fault top court's 'dictatorial' style

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... the boundary permitted by the law." Ko also claimed that Yuen had acted in breach of his duty as justice secretary by voicing support for judges overseen by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. The department called it Yuen's "constitutional duty". Ma earlier said he saw no threat of abusive attacks. Yesterday, his top court colleague, non-permanent judge Kemal Bokhary, agreed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407129/beijing-loyalists-fault-top-courts-dictatorial-style
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

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

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

    ... has more than 8,000 solicitors as members, asked Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li to allow them to don the horsehair apparel after they won approval to speak on behalf of clients in hearings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223237/top-judge-refuses-let-solicitors-wear-wigs-court
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Right of abode? What about the right to wear wigs, ask lawyers

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Patsy Moy Law Society keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Big wigs keen to preserve time-honoured tradition Litigation over the right of abode may be a prime concern in legal circles, but Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has another headache to work on: should solicitors be allowed to wear wigs in court like barristers? The Law Society, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128160/right-abode-what-about-right-wear-wigs-ask-lawyers
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Justice at risk from excessive workload, says Kevin Zervos

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... judges on the Court of Final Appeal, a chief judge of the High Court and one Chief Justice- Geoffrey Ma Tao-li. In the report, Zervos pointed to the failure of some lawyers to file written ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297966/justice-risk-excessive-workload-says-kevin-zervos
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Hong Kong chief justice says criticism by ex-justice minister won't affect judges

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Geoffrey Ma says comments by the former justice minister will not affect judges; Bar Association warns against undermining of judicial system Top judge hits ... enjoys her freedom of expression. However, her remarks will not affect judges," Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li said yesterday in response to questions after a ceremony to mark the opening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1128151/hk-chief-justice-says-criticism-ex-justice-minister-wont-affect
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261759/corporate-veil-cast-aside-uk-court-rules-divorce-settlement
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Three women among eight new senior counsel

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

    ... since 1990. All three were mothers, Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li noted. Cheng, at age 39 the youngest of the eight, is married to Eugene Fung Ting-sek SC, who took silk- as the elevation ... frequently than this- been lost sight of," Ma said. "An important part of the honour here is to treat the legal profession as a profession and not primarily as a business." He urged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1235703/three-women-among-eight-new-senior-counsel

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