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Civil Procedure

It pays to know what your school fees do and don't cover

My husband and I have a modest income, and after my son recently enrolled in an international school we have already been asked for more money for basics. Other parents there are now telling me that we'll need to pay out yet more for trips and other extras.

Sunday, 29 April, 2012, 12:00am

Widow of Nepali shot by PC seeks compensation

The widow of a homeless Nepali shot dead by a policeman in Ho Man Tin three years ago is seeking compensation for her husband's death from both the officer who shot him in the head and the police commissioner.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Wacky world of Brian Hall

A jailed cocaine smuggler who forged witness statements to dupe the Court of Final Appeal into overturning an assault conviction may have scored a legal first in Hong Kong - but it is only the latest development in the bizarre, audacious and litigious history of Brian Alfred Hall.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Let public defend their own interests

As mainland authorities stress the rule of law, one logical step they could take immediately is to have faith in the courts and let them do their job.

That would mean allowing civil disputes to be resolved through the courts whenever possible, especially when there are many plaintiffs.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Justice chiefs are forced to beg for court costs bailout

The government is due to pay out a colossal HK$186 million in court costs this fiscal year - more than double the amount paid last year.

The bill for criminal cases in the six months since April 1 has hit HK$67.9 million, largely due to drawn-out negotiations and big unanticipated costs.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Breast op patient died after anaesthetic

A 42kg woman who died after breast enhancement surgery last year was given enough anaesthetic for a 50kg person, the coroner's court heard yesterday.

Zoey Leung Kwan, 24, wanted the surgery to be a surprise for her boyfriend. She went in for the operation at a private clinic in Nathan Road on April 30 last year.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Senior fireman's death was accident, jury finds

A senior fireman sent to tackle a blaze at a Cheung Sha Wan factory in March last year died by accident, an inquest ruled yesterday.

A jury of five returned the unanimous verdict after about 11/2 hours of deliberation at the Coroner's Court. They said Yeung Chun-kit, 47, died when extreme conditions caused him to have a heart attack. The ruling ended a seven-day inquest.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

False evidence to court spells jail for businessmen

Two businessmen were jailed yesterday for contempt of court for submitting false evidence - the first such case since civil justice reforms took effect in April 2009.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Repair man officials tried to blame for collapse has a clear conscience

Yesterday was just another day for Chu Wai-wing, the repair man government officials accuse of triggering the deadly collapse of the tenement in To Kwa Wan.

This was despite it being the day for the delivery of a coroner's verdict in one of the most closely followed public inquests in recent years.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

A tragedy that must not be repeated

The coroner's verdict that a fatal building collapse in To Kwa Wan was accidental will do little to bring comfort to the victims' families or to ease public concern about the safety of our city's old buildings. During the hearing it became clear this was an accident that should have been prevented.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am