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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Qianhai court in Shenzhen to allow Hong Kong jurors to deal with Hong Kong-related cases

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by CHRIS LAU

    ... jury system that will allow Hong Kong residents to join its legal panel, mainland media reported. The Qianhai District Court will invite Hongkongers to take part in its three-member judging ... in the past five years. The head of the city's commercial court, Ye Qing, told a mainland newspaper that by exploring cooperation between Hong Kong and mainland courts, the Qianhai District Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563778/qianhai-court-shenzhen-allow-hong-kong-jurors-deal-hong-kong-related
  2. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    New-town fight raises intriguing legal issue

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... it was the body which passed the vote" but according to A Companion to the History, Rules and Practices of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, published by Legco, ... the new towns at Kwu Tong North and Fanling North. He will argue that Ng was wrong to bar his request to table some 14,000 motions in an attempted filibuster, and wants the vote quashed. The case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565682/new-town-fight-raises-intriguing-legal-issue
  3. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    District Court judge will reconsider his verdict in TVB bribery case

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... They must inform the Independent Commission Against Corruption 24 hours in advance if they plan to leave Hong Kong, providing information about their itinerary and their departure and return dates. ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Appeal court agrees that District Court erred in law when acquitting Stephen Chan Judge to reconsider his verdict in TVB graft case The bribery case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1087844/district-court-judge-will-reconsider-his-verdict-tvb-bribery-case
  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Prosecution guidelines still a letdown, says veteran barrister

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:37am by Stuart Lau

    ... conviction rates was negligible, both about 70 per cent, he said. Yeung said Hong Kong, unlike some common law jurisdictions, did not give defendants the right to choose the mode of trial. The ideal ... of Justice guidelines remain obscure on when prosecutors should submit a case to the District Court, which does not have jury trials, or the High Court, which does, the Bar Association says. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1497183/prosecution-guidelines-still-letdown-says-veteran-barrister
  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Justice at risk from excessive workload, says Kevin Zervos

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

    ... by the parties Zervos, who steps down next month, highlighted the problem in the "Prosecutions Hong Kong 2012" report, the annual review of the prosecution's work that was released ... in the delivery of decisions. This is not conducive to effective justice and needs to be addressed." Eric Cheung Tat-ming, principal law lecturer at the University of Hong Kong, said the judiciary ...

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

    A life in court: lawyers, robbers and other reptiles

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... have absolute immunity from Hong Kong courts. Bokhary's was the dissenting voice- he thought state immunity should be limited. He writes that his dissenting views normally become accepted ... Bokhary also recalls his upbringing, which wasn't as privileged as many may assume. Although he is the cousin of Ronald Arculli, chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Bokhary recounts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1221701/life-court-lawyers-robbers-and-other-reptiles
  7. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Lawyers offering advice for free say 'clients' broaden their horizons

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Chow Chun-man hurries away from his solicitor's firm in Mong Kok early in the evening. The lawyer must be at the government district office in Tsuen Wan by 7pm, a routine he has followed ... Department's free legal advice scheme. More often than not he stays at the district office for at least three hours, almost double the official 100-minute session, before he can complete the five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149617/lawyers-offering-advice-free-say-clients-broaden-their-horizons
  8. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    TVB host Stephen Chan's mall deal was fair, court hears

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... of a submissions hearing at District Court as Judge Poon Siu-tung reconsidered his decision to acquit Chan and his former assistant Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun on charges of bribery. The Court of Appeal sent the case back to Poon after deciding he had erred in law in acquitting the pair in 2011. It also directed the district court judge to decide whether the two had a reasonable excuse to defend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155684/tvb-host-stephen-chans-mall-deal-was-fair-court-hears
  9. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Volunteer lawyer scheme shunned by legal bodies

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by PATSY AND STUART

    ... for "litigants in person", due to start in the first quarter of this year. The service is aimed at parties not covered by legal aid who choose not to hire lawyers for cases in the District ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149609/volunteer-lawyer-scheme-shunned-legal-bodies
  10. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Carson Yeung granted four months to prepare his defence

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... was dismissed by a judge who accused Yeung of trying to "hijack" the court diary. District Court Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong ruled that Yeung, who faces five charges, was not trying to delay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1093274/carson-yeung-granted-four-months-prepare-his-defence

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