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  1. Plan for acquiring buildings 'unfair'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... years old and residential blocks over 50 years old. The government says this would help speed up revitalisation of ageing areas. But the objectors liken it to an 'Article 23 law for property sales', a reference to the unpopular national-security law shelved after protests. Victor Sin Ho-yuen said yesterday that he had lost his 1,000 sq ft soya-sauce shop in Causeway Bay ...

  2. Most unaware of land title law

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Most members of the public are not even aware of a law that will introduce a land-title registration system- to give better protection to the owners of 2.8 million properties ... or the acquisition of the property through fraud. So buyers must appoint lawyers for every transaction, to review historical deeds and confirm ownership. The 2004 law, if not amended, will enable existing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 46

    Top court judge questions 'odd' injunction

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 03:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... three weeks earlier against pro-democracy protesters in Nathan Road. In a rare speech on Occupy and rule-of-law issues at the University of Hong Kong yesterday, Litton said: "A civil court ... the unvarying principle of common law is no one's interest should be affected without having been given an opportunity to be heard." Only an urgent situation would justify an ex parte hearing, ...

  4. Surveyors invited to accept mediation

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... of misconduct and negligence. Their clients- property developers, individual property buyers and owners- usually have to seek compensation through the law courts. Complaints on surveyors' work varied, the institution's Hong Kong board chairman Albert So Chun-hin said, but a common one was over- and underestimation of property value, which would affect property investors in making ...

  5. Democrats face uphill battle to pass tree protection law

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... the Development Bureau, as the government had suggested in the review. The government said a law would create complicated problems related to private property rights. The review was criticised for giving ... Joyce Ng The Democratic Party is planning to introduce a tree protection law by way of a private bill in the next Legco session, after the government recently ruled out such a law ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    'We really thought we were losing'

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Trio behind campaign for a vote of no confidence in Law Society chief say their shock victory will spur more actions to defend the rule of law 'We really thought we were losing' Three solicitors who led a successful campaign for a vote of no confidence in the Law Society president have vowed to build on their success and defend the rule ...

  7. Legco divided over help for developers

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in forced sales receive offers that are 1.8 to 2.2 times the value of their properties, with the value of redevelopment potential taken into account,' she said. But since the law was put ... At present, a developer must buy 90 per cent of the properties in old residential and industrial blocks in order to force an auction of the remainder. The plan is to lower the threshold to 80 per cent ...

  8. URA split over call by owners to leave their Staunton St buildings out of project

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... and spent HK$2 million renovating them, although the scheme was announced in 2003. 'I did not know what it meant... I believe private property rights should be respected,' he said, adding that he was not aiming to sell his property for a high price and would like to stay for another 15 years. Civic Party legislator Tanya Chan, a non-executive director of the URA, said she hoped ...

  9. Absence of clause in leases shows tree protection law is needed

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Peter So

    ... that a tree protection law is not needed. Two weeks ago, Synergis Management Service hired landscaping firm Wang Fung Yuen to heavily prune the crowns of 40 trees in Chung Nga Court in Tai Po. ... exists, a breach could bring no serious consequences other than replanting. The department confirmed yesterday that this was the only remedy that could be required of property owners, ...

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    Campaigners for gay marriage and against animal cruelty join march

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng, SHIRLEY ZHAO, Tony Cheung, Emily Tsang

    ... their own troubles, from worries about property prices to environmental problems and pleas for gay marriage. Mother Carrie Chan, with her 13-month-old son, said: "I'm so angry. I must ... and an influx of mainlanders, blamed for everything from a shortage of milk powder to inflated property prices, were also a worry. "Hong Kong should have the final say in deciding who from ...




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