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  1. Ex-barrister, 80, found fit to stand trial for fraud

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Wife of retired judge has sacked lawyer, will represent herself The 80-year-old wife of a retired High Court judge was ruled mentally fit yesterday to stand trial with her ... the court proceedings and consequences. She would have no difficulty in protecting her rights'. The trial is due to start on April 18. Mr Li released Mr Bullett from representing Lucille ...

  2. The Trial- A History from Socrates to O.J. Simpson

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb The Trial- A History from Socrates to O.J. Simpson by Sadakat Kadri Harper Perennial, HK$160 Novelist and lawyer Scott Turow was part of a commission asked in March ... Punishment (2003) and concluded that if a society wants the death penalty it needs to pay for a system of justice that is unfailingly fair and unerringly accurate. The Trial appears on the surface ...

  3. Barristers urge debate on televising city's high-profile criminal trials

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Hong Kong should consider allowing the televising of high-profile criminal trials, some lawyers have urged following news of such a move in Britain. Britain's lord ... for the televising of parts of civil and criminal trials, is expected next month. Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross SC said such a reform would represent a major change in practice ...

  4. No easy way out of corruption trial for Chen's wife

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Charges against Wu, aides do not violate constitution: judge The Taipei District Court yesterday maintained that the corruption trial of President Chen ... Wu Shu-chen, be exempted from trial for corruption. Wu, paralysed from the waist down, collapsed shortly after the start of her trial last Friday. She asked to be excused from the second ...

  5. Chen's ailing wife to miss third day of trial

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Today's third day of hearings in the corruption trial of the wife of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is expected to go ahead without the ailing first lady. ... and Mr Chang had both called in sick and were not expected to appear at the hearing, officials said yesterday. Doctors for Wu, a paraplegic, yesterday said she was still unfit to stand trial ...

  6. Doctors advise Taiwan's first lady not to attend graft trial hearing

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The corruption trial of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's ailing wife, Wu Shu-chen, is likely to be held without her today as her doctors have advised her ... of NT$14.8 million (HK$3.5 million) in state funds in the past four years. Wu, who became the first president's wife to stand trial for corruption, was later rushed to hospital for emergency ...

  7. Two papers fined for contempt over trial

    Posted Oct 04th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Two newspapers and their editors were yesterday fined a total of HK$500,000 for contempt of court after publishing stories that led to the postponement of a rape trial last ... his rape trial was due to take place. The companies were each fined HK$200,000, while the newspapers' respective editors, Kwan Ho and Lo Siu Ki, were each fined HK$50,000. The media ...

  8. Distance discrepancy makes Sprint Trial a poor guide for the big race

    Posted Nov 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It must be past time for the Jockey Club to examine the International Sprint Trial now that the race for which it is intended to be a pointer has been altered significantly. ... Yet, the club still ran Sunday's Sprint Trial over 1,000m. With all due respect to 2005 Hong Kong Sprint winner Natural Blitz, the club ended his international career by changing the race- ...

  9. Ex-judge's fraud trial put off again

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong The delayed trial of a former high court judge and his wife accused of social welfare and public housing fraud was yesterday again put off on health grounds, but the magistrate said he would make an effort to start proceedings. Chief Magistrate Patrick Li Hon-Leung said he would ask the two sides to present arguments on whether the trial of Miles Henry ...

  10. Taiwanese first lady's graft trial to start on December 15

    Posted Nov 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... to relay proceedings to another room in the courthouse to allow more people to observe them. The opening of the trial will be significant, although analysts expect it to take months- if not years. Chang Ling-chen, a politics professor from National Taiwan University, said the president, his wife and family would face unprecedented pressure once the trial began. 'Wu's every move ...




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