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  1. Kissel ruling expected Monday

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... focused on the way in which Mr Justice Michael Lunn conducted her trial in the Court of First Instance and on the instructions he gave to the jury before its deliberations. In particular, her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655044/kissel-ruling-expected-monday
  2. The rot behind a life most people dream about

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... with a drug-laced milkshake and bludgeoned him to death. Her trial, which began on June 7, 2005, caused a sensation, with judiciary staff having to install a waiting area outside the packed courtroom. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655348/rot-behind-life-most-people-dream-about
  3. Judgment criticises lawyers' 'particularly unhelpful' submission

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... made on her behalf during a November 2004 bail hearing. It was argued that trial judge Mr Justice Michael Lunn should have prevented the cross-examination on those points because bail hearings were not held in open court and had very different rules from jury trials. It was true, the court said, that evidence from bail hearings about the particular facts of an alleged crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655346/judgment-criticises-lawyers-particularly-unhelpful-submission
  4. Murder trial resumes after break for illness

    Posted Jan 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The trial of four men accused of murdering a newspaper vendor seven years ago resumed yesterday after a four-day break partly due to one of the defendants falling ill ... distribution company with which the dead woman, 40-year-old Ho Wai-ha, was in dispute- ordered the attack. Three other men- Li Cho-ming, 34, Lam Tse-lik, 32, and Leung Chi-hung, 35- are also on trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577295/murder-trial-resumes-after-break-illness
  5. Murder trial told of order to use knives

    Posted Dec 29th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was far too severe. He had suggested to a man he believed was called Mr Choi- who is not involved in this trial- that punching Ho a few times would probably be sufficient. '[He told me] since ... meeting. The trial will continue today before Mrs Justice Verina Bokhary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576861/murder-trial-told-order-use-knives
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566341
  7. ICAC tactics on trial in corruption case

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The ICAC's decision to tape a conversation between two solicitors and their clients was such a grave affront to the rule of law that the trial it led to should be forever ... that their corruption trial, aborted over the Independent Commission Against Corruption's covert surveillance action, be reheard in the District Court. The four were charged with offering HK$1.9 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/564675
  8. HSBC tries to halt trial that may result in paying costs of $400m

    Posted Jan 25th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle HSBC is seeking to postpone, or stop altogether, a trial that could result in the bank paying more than $400 million in damages for its treatment of a troubled company in the late 1980s. The bank yesterday lodged an application to postpone a trial to decide whether it is liable for damages and if so, how much, after it was found in July to have acted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/534151
  9. Claim of false allegations at trial halts appeal of triad member jailed for murder

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... it was revealed that a prisoner had written to the Judiciary alleging that he was approached to make false allegations against Cheng at his trial in December. The substance of Cheng's appeal case ... was found two days later inside three canvas bags in Singapore harbour. A triad signature was left in the form of symbolic weights attached to his body, the prosecution at Cheng's trial said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510785/claim-false-allegations-trial-halts-appeal-triad-member-jailed-murder
  10. Murder suspect to stand trial as Court of Appeal overturns ruling

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle A man charged with murdering a Sheung Shui shop owner does have a case to answer, the Court of Appeal ruled, overturning a judge's decision to discharge the accused for lack of evidence. Yan Panyue was told last May he would stand trial for the murder of meat shop co-owner Tse Yiu-yuen in October 2003. However, Yan's lawyers successfully argued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510713/murder-suspect-stand-trial-court-appeal-overturns-ruling

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