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  1. Residents protest over rule change to bar pets

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lo Wei Dog-loving residents of The Pacifica, a private housing estate in Lai Chi Kok, protested yesterday over an amendment to the property owners covenant that barred them from keeping ... on the estate. In September, the incorporated owners of The Pacifica passed an amendment to the deed of mutual covenant requiring residents to submit applications not only to the property management, ...

  2. HOS flat owners challenge dog ban

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... are forbidden in all HOS housing.' She had not received any complaints about her poodle, and was astounded when the property management demanded she remove it. It was common for Hongkongers to keep ...

  3. Section chiefs attend prize ceremony

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Commissioner of Customs and Excise Richard Yuen and Deputy Director of Intellectual Property Peter Cheung yesterday officiated at the 'Respect Intellectual Property ... departments to encourage creativity and strengthen public awareness of intellectual property rights. It attracted more than 800 entries. ...

  4. Quotes of the Week

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in the British Virgin Islands and using the same law firm. An unnamed property agent, commenting on news that all 24 flats sold so far at Henderson Land's 39 Conduit Road, including a HK$438.94 million record-setting duplex last month, were bought by companies registered in the tax haven and using the same law firm ...

  5. Pair signed 'Charles and Di' nuptial deal

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A billionaire yesterday described a postnuptial agreement between his son and former daughter-in-law as similar to a marriage contract signed by Princess ... property' in the Court of First Instance, but did not specify whether it was in US dollars or British pounds. The British royal couple did not sign a postnuptial agreement when they wed in 1981. ...

  6. Let couples have prenuptial agreements, say lawyers

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... breakdown. In January, the Law Commission for England and Wales published a consultation paper seeking the public's view on agreements for martial property. In Hong Kong's Court of First ... States, some European countries, Australia and recently Britain. In October last year, the Supreme Court of England and Wales ruled prenuptial agreements enforceable under British divorce law ...

  7. Legal battle over estate of property billionaire

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... of property businessman Chiu Yau-chuen, who left a more than HK$1 billion fortune when he died in 2004, are suing their father's former lover, Chiu Chung kwan-ying, in the Court of First Instance over the will which left Chung with the entire estate. The late billionaire was active in property investment and owned a large number of units at Baguio Villa, on Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, ...

  8. Animal welfare laws must be brought up to date

    Posted Jul 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... creatures we keep could talk, we'd hear a different story from many of them. As much as some of us may like to think of them as equal members of the family, they are, in the eyes of the law, the dumbest of beasts. That's made clear by animal welfare laws and regulations that have barely changed since 1935. Penalties for cruelty are insignificant, pet shops get away with practices ...

  9. Honour for awards panel chief

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wharf (Holdings) chairman Peter Woo Kwong-ching and property tycoon Lui Che-woo complete the list, the last to be approved by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen before he leaves office ... of the honours committee at which his own award was discussed. Wong, who has won praise for his reluctance to send contentious legal issues to Beijing for interpretation of the Basic Law, was recognised ...

  10. U-turn means owners can keep pet birds

    Posted Feb 25th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of the ban, which it believes contravened the Basic Law's protection of property rights. Owners who hid their pets for fear of confiscation will now be allowed to keep them until the birds die, ... clause,' Mr Chan said. The 'grandfather clause' would exempt people who had kept poultry as pets before the new law went into force on February 13, so long as they had put in place ...




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