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Three women among eight new senior counsel

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

Barrister should head police watchdog, current chairman says

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

First lawyers to go head to head with barristers

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

Barrister in court over illegal gains from clients' lawsuits

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

Ex-justice secretary Wong Yan-lung cleared to resume career as barrister

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

Hong Kong barrister accused of using bogus will to claim late actor's estate

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

Judge blasts developers for wasting time with planning appeals

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

Bar Association fights bid to hire top UK lawyer

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

No interference in justice, declare HK legal figures

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

Developer wins right to hire top British barrister

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