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The ghost of India's Licence Raj lingers on

While the notorious Licence Raj is slowly being phased out, India's legal community remains a closed shop. The situation harms litigants and businesses and, perhaps counter-intuitively, the lawyers themselves.

Tuesday, 1 November, 2011, 12:00am

The ghost of India's Licence Raj lingers on

While the notorious Licence Raj is slowly being phased out, India's legal community remains a closed shop. The situation harms litigants and businesses and, perhaps counter-intuitively, the lawyers themselves.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bar ponders compulsory tests for trainee barristers

The Bar Association will launch a consultation in about two months on a proposal to require trainee barristers to pass a series of tests before they qualify to practise on their own, the association's chairman says.

Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung SC said the move was aimed at strengthening quality-monitoring of barristers, whose numbers have grown from 683 in 1998 to 1,026.

15 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Policeman challenges sacking over 999 call

A policeman accused of making false 999 calls lost his job because his advocate did a miserable job, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Watchdog group ignores 89pc of hospital gripes

The Hospital Authority dismissed 89 per cent of patient complaints scrutinised by its public complaints committee last year, prompting calls from a patients' rights group for an overhaul.

The 24-member committee also rejected an average of 89 per cent of complaints in the previous four years.

6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Four Play

Four Play

by Fiona Walker

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$208

With fox hunting banned in Britain - a ban that, although controversial, gained wide support - a fluffy romance that opens with the planning of a hunt ball seems likely to alienate a good many readers from the outset.

14 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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