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  1. Developer told to end fight over loss of land

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the land near Tai Po to the Court of Final Appeal. Harvest Good is seeking to overturn a decision made last December by Mr Justice Michael Hartmann dismissing an application for judicial review ... the courts as an abuse of process, and refused to allow it to name the two women as parties to the review. Yesterday, Harvest Good sought leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision. ...

  2. 'Long Hair' denied right to appeal

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... the issue of the costs of the dismissed judicial review proceedings. This occurred on April 27, two months before the application was filed. However, Mr Justice Tang acknowledged that the court did ... regarding the Legislative Council's legislative powers. After reviewing the details of Mr Justice Hartmann's judgment, Mr Justice Tang could find nothing that supported Mr Leung's ...

  3. Appeal against HSBC dismissed

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The Court of Final Appeal will not hear an appeal from a company that accused HSBC of wrongfully forcing it to sell its flagship property. The decision likely brings to an end a case that saw the bank labelled dishonest by a Court of First Ins ...

  4. Appeals lost by government double

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Appeal cases lost by government prosecutors in the Court of Appeal almost doubled last year, the Department of Justice has revealed. Explaining the rise in successful appeals against conviction or sentencing, Director of Public Prosecutions ...

  5. Top court acts on increase in judicial reviews

    Posted Dec 01st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The city's top court has raised the bar in terms of what people must show in order to initiate a judicial review. The Court of Final Appeal made the ruling in the case of Peter Po Fun-chan, an accountant whose application for a judicial review of several decisions of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants was refused by the Court of First ...

  6. REVIEW 07

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Relive the year's highs and lows in Hong Kong, the mainland and around the world with our week of reviews in news, business and sport: From Today Over the next eight days, we look ... focusing on the mainland, and a series of sport-by-sport reviews www.scmp.com Catch up with yesterday's first review of the sporting year in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally, plus the photo ...

  7. Inflation may spark early welfare review

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government will review welfare payments earlier than scheduled next year if inflation persists. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday the annual review of the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme, normally held in November, could be brought forward to the middle of next year. His comment came after the government last ...

  8. REVIEW 07

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... From tomorrow, relive the year's highs and lows in Hong Kong, the mainland and around the world with our week of reviews in news, business and sport: Tomorrow We've got four ... a series of sport-by-sport reviews. ...

  9. High Court to allow review of HKIEd probe

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle, Polly Hui

    ... Nick Gentle and Polly Hui Judge notes lack of opposition The High Court will review the outcome of an inquiry into alleged government interference in the Hong Kong Institute of Education's academic freedom, but is concerned proceedings may be one-sided. As of last night, no one was in a position to oppose the government's judicial review application. The now disbanded ...

  10. Developer seeks judicial review to loosen Mid-Levels restrictions

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Swire Properties is seeking a judicial review to ease town planning restrictions to facilitate the building of a luxury residence in Mid-Levels. It is the second judicial review launched by a Swire subsidiary, International Trader Limited (ITL), for a proposed residential tower of more than 50 storeys on Seymour Road and Castle Steps. ITL had earlier launched ...




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