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Top barrister Alan Hoo clears up 'misunderstanding' with mum

Linda Chuan Yun-chuu, mother of Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo. Photo: Sam Tsang

A dispute between top barrister Alan Hoo and his mother has reached a "satisfactory" conclusion, the two parties said in a joint statement, three weeks after she accused him publicly of locking her out of their home.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:26am

Top barrister accused of eviction … by his mum

Linda Chuan (right), mother of senior counsel Alan Hoo, is comforted by her friend Pamela Peck yesterday. Photo: Sam Tsang

The elderly mother of a top barrister yesterday accused her only son of locking her out of their home in Pok Fu Lam and refusing to take her phone calls for the past six months.

Linda Chuan Yun-chuu, 84, also claimed her son Alan Hoo had thrown her out of a home she owns in Shanghai and refused to return HK$11 million in cash.

22 Mar 2013 - 10:46am 4 comments

Two-tin milk rule 'a bad precedent' for Hong Kong

Alan Hoo. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong officials have defended the new two-tin restriction on infant formula exports against criticism by a Basic Law expert in Beijing who said the curb was "inconsistent" with the mini-constitution.

6 Mar 2013 - 4:37am 9 comments

Basic Law Institute to seek access to classified pre-handover UK papers on right of abode

Basic Law Institute chairman Alan Hoo. Photo: David Wong

The head of the Basic Law Institute will fly to London in April to lobby members of parliament to disclose classified documents he says could shed light on Hong Kong's right of abode laws.

21 Jan 2013 - 10:22am 1 comment

Basic Law expert Alan Hoo 'clarifies' view on Chinese-only judges

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The chairman of the Basic Law Institute, Alan Hoo SC, has clarified that he did not suggest or agree with the idea that all judges of the Court of Final Appeal should be Chinese nationals.

His remarks came days after Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung and the Bar Association rejected the idea.

13 Nov 2012 - 4:34am

National education 'risks poll backlash'

The government would be foolhardy to 'steamroll ahead' with its plan to start teaching national education this year because the issue might blow up in its face, a leading Basic Law specialist and mainland adviser warned.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:13pm

Hoo sees way to fix rules on abode

The solution to the right of abode controversy lies with the Hong Kong government - or even the British government - rather than amending the law, a Basic Law expert says.

Alan Hoo QC, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, said the Hong Kong government should correct a 2002 change to immigration rules that is at the root of the row over mainlanders giving birth in the city.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland mum issue 'settled In 1993'

The head of the Basic Law Institute has weighed in on the debate over mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong, saying it has never been the legislative intent of the Basic Law to grant the right of abode to everyone born in the city.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

By-election options dismissed

None of the government's four proposed options to replace by-elections would stand up to a judicial review, said Alan Hoo, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, which submitted its own proposal yesterday.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Alan Hoo weighs in on DPP debate

A day after the government said an independently operating director of public prosecutions would go against the Basic Law, the chairman of the Basic Law Institute has said just the opposite.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'Pan-democrats see reform hurdles' on page A2 on Tuesday stated that proposals on constitutional reform put forward by Alan Hoo sought to block pan-democrats joining the chief executive election.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story 'One person, one vote seen for chief in 2017' published on Page A2 yesterday misquoted Basic Law chairman Alan Hoo as saying that changes to the chief executive election should only be introduced in 2017. Mr Hoo has suggested changes to the election be introduced in 2012, with a view to adopting a one man, one vote poll in 2017.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lectures to aid drive for formal study

A series of lectures on the Basic Law by legal experts worldwide will start this year as part of the Basic Law Institute's push for the establishment of a chair on the mini-constitution, its chairman says.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Government 'economical with truth' on law papers

A prominent lawyer yesterday accused the Government of distorting events and being 'economical with the truth' over the derailing of plans to open a Basic Law Library on July 1.

Alan Hoo, SC, chairman of the Basic Law Institute, said he was astounded when he saw a press statement released by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) on Friday.

26 May 2002 - 12:00am

Barrister in restaurant row

Top barrister Alan Hoo, SC, is seeking an injunction to prevent his business partner from operating a restaurant in Shanghai under the same name of their Italian restaurant in Lan Kwai Fong, Va Bene. In a High Court writ, Mr Hoo also seeks to restrain Benjamin Lung or his agents from registering a company under the name Va Bene or any name similar to it.

10 Jul 2001 - 12:00am