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  1. Indigenous villagers owe $51m in unpaid rent

    Posted Mar 10th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The government is owed $51 million in unpaid rent and rates from indigenous villagers in the New Territories who either don't understand the law or claim they cannot ... Rent (Assessment and Collection) Ordinance, enacted in 1997, provides for the assessment and collection of government rent, after the handover, for indigenous villagers. The law says ...

  2. HKU law faculty to lose top academics, raising fears of vacuum

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... lecturer in information technology and intellectual property law, and assistant professor Matt Bushehri, an expert in World Trade Organisation law. Professor Chan said the staff turnover was normal ... Ravina Shamdasani Eight members of the University of Hong Kong's law faculty, including a number of highly respected experts on public and constitutional law, are expected to have ...

  3. Concern over law faculty exodus

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Joined in 2002? Specialty: information technology and intellectual property law Roda Mushkat? Head of Law Department? Joined in 1979? Specialty: public international law? Going to Brunel ... Ravina Shamdasani Department head is among departing HKU professors The departure of several senior law professors from the University of Hong Kong has raised concerns, with experts saying ...

  4. Make spying that breaches privacy a crime: reform panel

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The Law Reform Commission has proposed making it a crime to infringe privacy by trespassing or using spying devices on private property to get personal information. Weighing into the debate on the government's Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill, the commission yesterday released its own proposals for a covert surveillance law- a day ...

  5. Laws against privacy breaches floated

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The privacy commission should be given the power to grant legal assistance to victims of seriously offensive intrusions on their personal privacy, the Law Reform ... for two laws to be enacted so victims can seek civil remedies for 'unwarranted' invasion of privacy. Peeping toms, eavesdroppers and paparazzi who search through the rubbish bins ...

  6. The long road to rendition

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to be sorted out,' such as maintenance issues, he said. Robert Pe, of law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, said there were also issues such as insolvency recognition, tort cases and intellectual property rights enforcement. A Security Bureau spokeswoman said there was no timetable for the completion of discussions on rendition and transfer of sentenced people. ...

  7. Lawyers welcome small steps

    Posted Jun 30th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... doing such cases would have to act without fees. 'At the moment, the Chinese law as we understand it is if you're a lawyer you get paid, but if you are a citizen agent, then you have to do it pro bono,' Mr Mak said. 'We need to clarify whether other provisions allow us to charge... we need to see the exact rules and the extent of liberalisation.' Former Law ...

  8. HK stepping up efforts to combat international crime

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and to strike at illicit assets. By its laws and by its actions, Hong Kong has placed itself at the forefront of the fight against international criminal activity and it is our firm intention to remain ... Safety Convention, and facilitate the seizure of non-fund property. 'We are aware of the possible abuse of our status as an international city by those who would wish to launder illicit ...

  9. Lawyers urge action over insurance

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawyers yesterday urged the Department of Justice and the Law Society to introduce a reformed professional insurance scheme within the next few months. The call by the Solicitors Action Group was made in an open letter to Solicitor-General Robert Allcock, Law Society president Peter Lo Chi-lik and Land Registrar Kim Salkeld. It expressed 'extreme concern' ...

  10. Ex-Carrian boss issues libel writ

    Posted Dec 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... issued by the law firm Samuel LC Yang & Co, in letters dated October 28 and November 11. The writ also sought an injunction to restrain 'the defendant, whether by himself, his servants, ... factory to property speculation and owning a television station. Mr Lam's path crossed with the Carrian Group at least once before, in 1980, when he offered $1.68 billion to buy Gammon House- ...




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