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Hong Kong lags London in office leasing costs

Hong Kong lost its position as the world's most expensive place to lease an office to London's West End last year as tenants fled pricy Central for more affordable areas.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 2:18pm

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. Shouldn't the fees cover all the costs of his education?

29 Apr 2012 - 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

Sacked former EOC director faces bankruptcy petition by watchdog

A sacked former director of the Equal Opportunities Commission who lost a legal bid for damages and discrimination against the watchdog should be declared bankrupt, the body says.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Son of Bossini tycoon denied court costs

A son and trustee of the late Bossini founder Law Ting-pong's HK$1 billion estate was not entitled to claim costs from a court proceeding he initiated, it was ruled yesterday.

He had asked the Court of First Instance to interpret how to manage his father's fortune, a move the court said had been made purely for his own benefit.

18 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Nina estate rivals row over legal charges

Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen was asked to pay a bill of more than HK$100 million in legal fees for the lawyers representing Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's charitable foundation over the control of her multibillion-dollar estate.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Resigning legislators open up grey area in expenses entitlement

The government and Legislative Council administrators are discussing whether legislators who resign to seek re-election can claim expenses for reopening offices they will have to close, and for operating them.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Reforms open way for better access to justice

Not long ago, the parties to a civil damages case arising from sexual assault by a priest settled the claim by mediation when they got to court, sparing themselves a stressful hearing and saving considerable court time and costs.

30 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Baroness told to pay HK$1m in legal costs

A bitter legal battle between the Foreign Correspondents' Club and a self-styled Australian baroness may be over after the woman was ordered yesterday to pay the club's legal costs of nearly HK$1 million.

17 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Taxpayers to foot HK$5m legal bill

Taxpayers are expected to pay more than HK$5 million in legal fees that it cost the Medical Council to attempt to prevent its members from advertising. The council's secretariat confirmed yesterday that the Department of Justice had agreed to cover its costs in the lead-up to its appeal over a lower court's declaration that the ban was unconstitutional.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am