Three more women have become senior counsel, joining the top rank of barristers. The elevations of Yvonne Cheng Wai-sum, Audrey Campbell-Moffat and Roxanne Ismail reduce the sex ratio within the male-dominated circle to below seven to one.Monday, 13 May, 2013, 8:07am 1 comment
The next head of the Independent Police Complaints Council should ideally be a senior barrister because the position requires someone the public perceives as politically neutral, the watchdog's current chairman has said.29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am 1 comment
Only one in six solicitors have been granted direct permission to represent their clients in the higher courts instead of a barrister. The remaining 75 out of 90 applicants will need to undergo an assessment to qualify for the right of audience in the Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal and Court of Final Appeal.23 Feb 2013 - 5:18am
A barrister has landed himself in court for allegedly buying into his clients' lawsuits and gaining more than HK$1.6 million from the damages the litigants received. Louie Mui Kwok-keung is alleged to have persuaded five clients into agreeing to pay him between 25 and 30 per cent of the damages they would receive if they won their claims or had their cases settled out of court.19 Feb 2013 - 4:14am
Former secretary for justice Wong Yan-lung has been given the all-clear to resume his career as a barrister in January after a government committee concluded it would not cause any conflict of interest.10 Nov 2012 - 4:24am
A barrister allegedly used a forged will to claim the estate of a late Cantonese film actor and stole funds from his bank account, Eastern Court heard yesterday.
Raymond Wong Kwai-sang, 45, was charged with using a false instrument, using a copy of a false instrument and theft. He did not enter any pleas.22 Sep 2012 - 3:04am 1 comment
A judge yesterday accused developers of increasingly using judicial reviews to challenge decisions by city planners, causing serious delays to development.6 Sep 2012 - 3:45am
The Bar Association is fighting a bid by the government to hire a top British lawyer to represent it in a legal battle over the estate of late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum.6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
A string of senior figures in Hong Kong's legal system have defended the impartiality and independence of the judiciary against public and political interference, after a year of controversial cases.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
A subsidiary of property giant Cheung Kong (Holdings) will hire a top barrister from Britain in a legal battle with seven purchasers who accused the developer of failing to complete a luxury residential project on time.19 May 2011 - 12:00am
With the Olympic torch arriving in Hong Kong this week, five new 'torch-bearers of the barristers' profession' were appointed yesterday.
In a courtroom packed with family, friends and the region's top judges and lawyers, five new senior counsel were welcomed into what was dubbed 'the most exclusive club in Hong Kong'.27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Advertising a threat to barristers' monopoly20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Barristers are looking into whether the ban on them advertising is against the law. Given that a similar ban on doctors has been lifted, do you think it is time for the Bar Council to relax the rules? Write to us.16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
A debate over whether the tradition of wearing wigs and gowns in court should be continued in Hong Kong has been renewed after England and Wales decided to abolish the legal headgear in its civil and family jurisdictions.3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
The conviction of a teacher who attempted to become a barrister and lied about his employment while applying for legal training seven years ago was upheld by the Court of Appeal yesterday.
Larry Yeung Hon-keung, 42, who was jailed for 18 months last year for obtaining services by deception and defrauding the Education Department, had his bail revoked yesterday.22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am