Bar Council

Juniors may get chance to work in free legal service

Junior barristers may be hired to assist their seniors in handling cases in the Bar Council's free legal service scheme as they are finding it increasingly difficult to find work.

Friday, 15 February, 2008, 12:00am

Legal eagles to enjoy cup race before conference

Hong Kong will this weekend host a gathering of legal eagles from as far away as Zimbabwe, Ireland and New Zealand as part of the World Bar Conference.

The International Council of Advocates and Barristers is kicking off its third world conference in true Hong Kong style, with a cup race at the Sha Tin Racecourse followed by a two-day meeting.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Judged by his peers

'It's not for me to write my end-of-school report,' Mr Mathews said, when asked to rate his performance out of 10. Others were equally hesitant: Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, QC, Bar Council chairman: What's your verdict on his seven years in the job? I think he's certainly very committed to his job, very dedicated.

20 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Support for status quo

Legal professionals said the amendments were an improvement but the laws should never have been changed in the first place.

Bar Council member Philip Dykes said that although national security was narrowly defined, the Chief Executive-designate's office had not explained how rallies could pose a threat to China's territorial integrity and independence.

16 May 1997 - 12:00am

Clarification

I refer to my column in the South China Morning Post, on May 3.

Towards the end of the column, 'The Bar Council, among others, argues that the bill does not give rise to arbitrary detention', should read: 'The Bar Council, among others, argue the bill does give rise to arbitrary detention'.

As the original error might have been mine, I do hereby apologise.

6 May 1996 - 12:00am

Barrister sues Bar

BARRISTER Sui See-chun is claiming $50 million in damages from the Bar Council over a disciplinary hearing which he claimed wasted his time and cost him at least $500,000. He asked for compensation for his mental distress and suffering.

31 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Bar Council bids to stop top QC handling case

THE companies want Sir Patrick Neill, one of Britain's most distinguished QCs to spearhead their fight for the share sale proceeds.

He has often been called on to handle high-profile issues, including the Barings case, the arms to Iraq inquiry, the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International and the problems of Lloyds of London.

28 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Government rejects Bar's attack on bill

THE Government yesterday launched a swift counter-attack against criticism by the Bar Council of the draft bill for the Court of Final Appeal (CFA).

The rebuttal came on the eve of tonight's extraordinary general meeting of the barristers' group.

8 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

'Veil of secrecy' stifles debate

THE Bar Council yesterday said the Government's 'veil of confidentiality' over the Court of Final Appeal draft bill was preventing it publicly explaining its opposition to the bill.

18 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

No basis for bold assertion

MAY I refer you to the article headlined, 'New policy targets high-risk industries and professionals' and to your leader that appeared in the September 19 edition of the South China Morning Post.

6 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Double standards of the Bar Council

MS Gladys Li Q.C., an outspoken member of the Bar Council, was reported in the New Gazette October 1993 issue (when commenting on Mr Justice Duffy's recent comments on the incompetence of some members of the Bar Council) as saying: ''We want to see the basis for the Judge's comments'' and ''. . . one would expect the Judge to make a formal complaint to the Bar Council. . .

11 Oct 1993 - 12:00am