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  1. Today's legal system came by evolution

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... if the boy next to you takes your lunch, wouldn't your first instinct be to grab his? The basis of Western laws- Justinian Code In 395, the massive Roman Empire was divided into the East and the West. Emperor Justinian was the emperor of the Eastern Roman (or Byzantium) Empire in the middle of the 5th century AD. In 534, he ordered the creation of an imperial code: Corpus Iuris Civilis, ...

  2. Ex-Akai chief James Ting escapes retrial

    Posted Nov 06th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Clare-Marie Beeson. The court ordered a retrial and released him on HK$10 million bail. Mr Ting was convicted on June 29, 2005, of two counts of false accounting related to an allegedly fictitious ... in the way the prosecution had run its case had contributed to the judge's misdirection. Mr Ting, represented by British barrister Alun Jones QC, had appealed the decision on the basis ...

  3. Stick to British rules, says lawyer

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui There are no established rules to dictate how a prenuptial agreement should be drafted in Hong Kong. But lawyer Jonathan Mok Chi-ying advises couples to follow the British guidelines in order to ensure it is taken seriously by both local and overseas jurisdictions. Full and frank disclosure: a detailed financial statement from each party should be attached ...

  4. Top court orders third trial for ex-boss of Allied Group

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... a dramatic twist to one of Hong Kong's longest legal sagas. It is the second time the Court of Final Appeal has ordered a retrial against Lee. The full bench of the Court of Final Appeal found ... in relation to events between 1990 and 1992. Tse, the property empire's former finance director, had also denied the charges but was not involved in the current appeal. Mr Li, the witness, had ...

  5. Man ordered to stand trial for Norfolk Island's first murder in 150 years

    Posted Aug 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ASSSOCIATED PRESS in Norfolk Island Updated at 6.19pm: A New Zealand man was ordered to stand trial Friday in the first murder on remote Norfolk Island in 150 years. After a five-day ... on the former British penal colony, 1,900 kilometres northwest of Sydney, sparked an unprecedented investigation, with three quarters of the island's 1,600 people giving their fingerprints ...

  6. Key appeal verdicts could affect public order legislation

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... that has attracted international attention. The case involves the appeal by 16 members of the spiritual group- five of them overseas nationals- who were convicted of public order offences after ... Kwok-hung and two other protesters who were the first to be convicted of holding an unauthorised rally under the controversial Public Order Ordinance. They were bound over to keep the peace. Both ...

  7. Ting's secretary obeyed orders

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... charges of false accounting. Prosecutors said Ting tried to trick creditors into believing all was well at the firm, which plunged into the red and was ordered to be wound up in August 2000. He ... in December 1998 for $300 million. However, it is the prosecution's case that three cheques of $100 million each issued for the shares were in fact paid to three British Virgin Island companies. ...

  8. Points of order

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Cliff Buddle

    ... responsibilities under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, which guaranteed the central government's basic policies towards Hong Kong, on matters such as the right of abode, he argued. Mr Hoo believes ...

  9. News - China - SOCIETY

    Experts unsure about law that orders mainlanders to visit elderly parents

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Some doubt that new law commanding people to be filial to parents will be effective Order to be filial off to an uncertain start An amended law requiring adult children to visit their elderly parents "often" has highlighted the problem of the mainland's swelling ranks of "empty nest" families. Experts doubt the change in law ...

  10. Judges overturn divorce pay-out

    Posted May 26th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The owner of Tsim Sha Tsui's Big Boss nightclub has won an appeal against a divorce judgment awarding his wife HK$120 million. Instead, the Court of Appeal ordered ... years. They married in 1991. Beginning with a single beauty salon in 1965, they built a billion-dollar empire, the court heard. The dispute arose over the splitting of various jointly held ...




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