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Alan Hoo

Top barrister Alan Hoo clears up 'misunderstanding' with mum

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

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

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

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

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