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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

    ... Oh, how disgusting. And what made it particularly obnoxious, said the judge, is that this barrister had dealt directly with the five clients involved instead of telling them to approach him through a solicitor. ...

  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

    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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  8. Tutor forced girl, 14, to have sex, court told

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japanese-language classes held at a community centre in Tseung Kwan O during the summer of 2006, prosecutor Louie Mui Kwok-keung said during opening submissions. One day after class, Siu approached ...

  9. Damaged clothes 'could not be sold at discount'

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Yam Yee-kwan, the couple are claiming the compensation from the Incorporated Owners of Golden Crown Court in Tsim Sha Tsui where the shop was located. Lawyer Louie Mui Kwok-keung told ...

  10. The Planner

    Posted Feb 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mao Chun-fai directs his, Alan Mak Siu-fai's and Felix Chong Man-keung's contemporary reimagination of Cantonese opera librettist Tong Tik-sang's The Legend of the Purple ... choreographed by Ken Kwok and Eve Leung whose story revolves around a group of people who become friends by making non-verbal sounds. Fri-Sat, 8pm, also Sat-Mar 7, 3pm, Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning ...




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