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  1. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Police watchdog facing challenges

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Simon Young

    ... simply rubber-stamped Capo decisions. The statute treats disagreement seriously: the chief executive is to be notified. The truth is the two disagree sometimes and, through dialogue, the council ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's high time to reasonably adjust our disability laws

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by SIMON NG

    ... duty-bearers to recognise the disadvantage caused by treating a disabled person the same as everyone else; and it requires that reasonable steps be taken to remove that disadvantage by treating ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Keeping the peace: a crucial power and duty of the police

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross There are strict guidelines for when officers can and cannot use force and make arrests Keeping the peace: a crucial power and duty of the police Police enforcement can ... officers had acted lawfully in removing Hui, and that they had simply maintained the "peace in society". Tsang, presumably, was referring to the duty of the police, under the Police Force ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Have we forgotten the social dimension of private property?

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:20am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... the unwritten system of rights and duties concerning land ownership. Linklater argues that the experience had profound psychological effects. The battle between greed and moderation became internalised ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Looking deep into the art of building management

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... to the management committee to ensure that the corporation carries out these duties. The members of the management committee are elected from among the owners and take decisions on their behalf. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's vital that justice holds the balance of power

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by SIMON NG

    ... is the cornerstone of good governance. The court's natural and inherent duty is to make judgment through deliberation based on principles, rules, open hearings and facts. Its judgment does not come from ... relationship. In our system, each branch simply performs a different duty. If the court delivers a judgment that is not in favour of the government, for example, it is still a judgment made after ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Top court convicts lawyers; so why the recent acquittals?

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by Simon Young

    ... in the course of discharging their professional duties. Lower courts were too quick to draw inferences of guilty knowledge or conspiracy with those who were committing crimes. Lawyers' duties were ... the fundamental right to legal advice and representation". In short, before charging a lawyer for acts done pursuant to his or her professional duty, evidence of mens rea, or a guilty mind, must ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Modernising a Trust Law that many in Hong Kong have lost faith in

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:17am by STEVEN GALLAGHER

    ... are bound by strict duties to look after the trust property, and are granted powers by the settlor to do so. The Trustee Ordinance, which governs trustees' default powers, was implemented ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Is lack of legal aid inhibiting delivery of effective justice?

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Young

    ... might have been as high as 15 per cent in the absence of its innovative system of duty lawyers and amicus curiae (appointed lawyers who assist the court as a friend). In October 2012, in Hong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    A Hongkonger's home is his corporate entity

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LOWER

    ... amounts to a set of local laws for the running of the estate. By a piece of legal magic, the effect of this set of promises expands so as to impose rights and duties on all owners and, ...




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