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Appellate Review

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's story 'Problem needs to be sorted at home' on A3, it was wrongly stated that a legislator had submitted a bill to the Legislative Council seeking to overturn an earlier ruling of the Court of Final Appeal.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2012, 12:00am

Lawsuit king convicted over forged documents

In perhaps a first in Hong Kong legal history, a drug smuggler who had an assault conviction overturned by the Court of Final Appeal using forged documents was convicted yesterday of perverting the course of public justice.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Tai Hang high-rise saga back in court

A 10-year legal struggle over a plan for two high-rises in Tai Hang that has already been all the way to the Court of Final Appeal is back in court.

The Building Authority is asking the High Court to quash an appeal tribunal's decision to approve the development after the plan was referred back to it by the top court.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Damages slashed in saga over 'blackmail'

The Court of Appeal yesterday lowered the damages a woman must pay a private investigator whom she accused of blackmail - and with whom she had a sexual relationship after hiring him to find out whether her lover was having an affair.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Denial of legal aid to convicted refugee unreasonable, judges say

The Legal Aid Department was being unreasonable when it refused support for a refugee to appeal against his conviction for a sexual offence, the Court of First Instance said in a judicial review ruling yesterday.

The refugee, identified only as Z, who is waiting to be resettled in another country, launched the review in October last year.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Pub owner sues police for losses, mental anguish

The former owner of a karaoke pub has filed a writ against the government claiming HK$34.7 million in damages for malicious prosecution and alleging that police officers demanded she appoint 'a watcher' at her venue as a middleman for accepting 'secret money'.

10 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lawyer's trial has legal fraternity riveted

Defence lawyer Li Zhuang faced his second trial in Chongqing yesterday for coaching a witness in a case that legal professionals say tests the country's commitment to the rule of law and will deal a lethal blow to the country's system of jurisprudence if procedures are not properly followed.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Top court rejects couple's appeal for tax break on investment losses

A couple who lost appeal after appeal over their claims that heavy losses from their securities investment should be tax-deductible saw their latest legal bid thrown out of court yesterday.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Ex-officer challenges screenings of appeals

A former police officer has applied for a judicial review to challenge a procedure for screening applications to appeal in court.

Johnnie Tsui Kin-kwok took his case to the top court, arguing his right to a fair hearing had been violated and that the procedure contradicted a judge's duty to give adequate reason when making a rejection.

7 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

New rules on petitions are just a start, say scholars

In an attempt to cure a big headache for courts around the country, the mainland's top court issued a guideline this week on how to put an end to long-running petition cases that target judicial procedures.

For petitioners, however, the guideline might make it harder to seek justice in a system that is still largely crippled by corruption and judicial incompetence.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am