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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    History made as barrister Louie Mui is jailed for illegal deals with clients

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... million from their damages payments. Louie Mui Kwok-keung, 53, made Hong Kong history by becoming the first barrister convicted of the archaic common-law offence known as champerty- the act of one ... the defendant's conduct posed a genuine risk to court process District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock "They paid what they thought was the legal fee," she said. Woodcock ordered Mui to repay ...

  2. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com By criminalising lawyers who work on a no-win, no-fee basis, Hong Kong maintains justice as the exclusive preserve of those who can afford it This city's legal system courts disaster for the poor A barrister ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Why 'no win, no fee' is no go for Hong Kong lawyers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... foul of a law dating back to medieval England. It's known as champerty, and for lawyer Louie Mui Kwok-keung, it's led to a 3½ year jail sentence. Champerty is an archaic piece ... or favourable out-of-court settlements. It has remained valid even after most other common-law jurisdictions have legalised so-called conditional or contingent fee arrangements- a point Mui ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Appeal 'may bring tougher penalty'

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... may receive a stiffer sentence on appeal, judges say. Louie Mui Kwok-keung, 53, tried to quash his conviction for five counts of champerty- striking an illegal deal with a party in a lawsuit ... hand down their reasons and decision at a later date. Stock also suggested that the prosecutors find out if the police had investigated any other lawyers involved in Mui's cases and inform ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Fallen lawyer's witness accused of lying in champerty case

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... instigation. The defence witness, Chan Chi-cheung, 21, was yesterday testifying at barrister Louie Mui Kwok-keung's trial. Mui, 52, had earlier pleaded not guilty to five counts of champerty- the act of striking an illegal deal with a party in a lawsuit to obtain a share of its proceeds- between 1999 and 2008. Mui allegedly took between HK$90,000 and HK$879,750 as part of the damages ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Barrister in court over illegal gains from clients' lawsuits

    Posted Feb 19th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... and gaining more than HK$1.6 million from the damages the litigants received. Louie Mui Kwok-keung is alleged to have persuaded five clients into agreeing to pay him between 25 and 30 per cent of the damages they would receive if they won their claims or had their cases settled out of court. Mui, 52, yesterday pleaded not guilty to five counts of champerty and maintenance between 1999 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Alleged blackmailer takes on justice chief

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... case and then terminate it- decisions he says were made by director of public prosecutions Kevin Zervos on behalf of justice minister Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung. In the private prosecution, Ng ...

  8. Tailor to stars makes HK$6m fire claim

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fashion in the 1970s, his lawyer, Louie Mui Kwok-keung, said. His clientele includes female celebrities and senior officials such as State Councillor Liu Yandong and former chief secretary Anson ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Rimsky Yuen- cool, calm and collecting critics

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Some say he's a hired gun, and that his mainland ties are influencing his decisions. But justice minister Rimsky Yuen is taking it all in his stride Cool, calm and collecting critics Since taking office less than six months ago, Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung has quickly become one of the city's most politicised- and besieged- justice ministers ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Lawyers warn of possible judicial interference

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Austin Chiu

    ... public statement on the issue since Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung confirmed last week that he would ask the Court of Final Appeal to seek an interpretation on the right of abode ...




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