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  1. Wave of interest

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Master of Laws- Maritime and Transportation Law City University Larry Kwok Ming-tat, marine manager at Greater China ACE Insurance, says he had searched for a specialised programme in maritime and transportation law for a long time before his quest finally came to an end in 2010, when City University of Hong Kong introduced the Master of Laws- Maritime ...

  2. Talk prevents disputes erupting into court battles

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Shobha Nihalani

    ... in is the settling of international commercial disputes. Philip Yang, a past chairman of the HKIAC, who specialises in maritime arbitration and handled at least 20 such cases last year, said: ' Due to the history and experience, arbitration in maritime disputes is doing better in terms of economy and efficiency than it does in other areas of arbitration.' Despite all the advantages arbitration ...

  3. Maritime boss gets sack over 'assault'

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Inquiry into claims official molested girl, 11 A maritime bureau party chief suspected of molesting a girl in a Shenzhen restaurant toilet last week has been sacked and placed under investigation, the Ministry of Transport announced yesterday. 'Shenzhen Maritime Bureau chief Lin Jiaxiang has caused an extremely negative influence on society with his uncontrolled ...

  4. Business - Comment

    Mediation wins favour as a way to resolve disputes

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The number of rows dealt with without court intervention has risen 56 pc in 10 years Mediation wins favour as a way to resolve disputes A growing number of Hong Kong and Asian companies and individuals are turning to mediation to resolve their disputes rather than pursuing costly litigation through the courts. The number of mediation ...

  5. Business - Money - POINT OF LAW

    Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID SMYTH, WARREN GANESH

    ... David Smyth and Warren Ganesh David Smyth and Warren Ganeshof Smyth & Co consider Hong Kong's new financial dispute resolution scheme Setting up a one-stop shop to mediate financial disputes Anyone (particularly insomniacs) watching a local television channel in Hong Kong recently may have seen the public broadcast advertisement for Hong Kong's new Financial ...

  6. News - China

    Anhui man secretly detained after land dispute hearing

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 04:08pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui A villager from Anhui filed a report with police on Wednesday, claiming he was arrested by unknown persons, illegally detained and tortured after appearing at a land dispute ... from Guomen village in Biyang town, Yi county, Huangshan – sued the county government for an administrative omission over a land dispute and subse quently lost the case. He appealed ...

  7. Mainland court may rehear ship crash case

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com A dispute over a ship collision that was the first of its kind to be heard in Hong Kong's Admiralty Court could be reheard on the mainland. ... of the collision, has to pay compensation to Sungleam Maritime, the Greek owner of the 72,917 dwt Pontodamon. Sources close to the case estimated the bill at US$1.4 million in damages plus interest ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Collaborative practice focuses on common ground in family disputes

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Collaborative practice can alleviate stress of family legal disputes Hong Kong people are familiar with television soaps portraying lawyers who are extremely adversarial in the courtroom, ... and very stressful for the parties involved. In family disputes, entering into the justice system signifies a shift in the relationship between parties- from most-trusted friend to adversary. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Tighter ferry safety laws in wake of tragic crash

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Passengers may object to officers boarding vessels to run checks, Marine Department chief says; heavy traffic ruled out as cause of disaster Boat owners could be legally required to keep a passenger log and ensure children wear a life jacket when they tak ...

  10. Vital grounding in dispute resolution

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which emphasises the all-important areas of arbitration and mediation. First pioneered by CityU in 2010, the International Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mooting Competition allows ... important features of the legal landscape here, hosting the ADR moot, he says, serves as an awareness exercise to promote the city's dispute resolution system. ...




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