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Court of Appeal

The case of the judge who got it wrong

The Court of Appeal has stressed the importance of handing down rulings quickly after the "unfortunate" case of the High Court judge who got it wrong - probably because of a lapse of memory.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 4:03am 2 comments

TVB host Stephen Chan's mall deal was fair, court hears

Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan had a reasonable excuse to get paid for a new year's eve TV special and not telling his employer, a court heard yesterday. It was the second and last day of a submissions hearing at District Court as Judge Poon Siu-tung reconsidered his decision to acquit Chan and his former assistant Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun on charges of bribery.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:44am

Acquittal of former TVB manager Stephen Chan overturned on appeal

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday has quashed the acquittals of former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan and his former assistant on bribery charges.

The court ruled on Wednesday that a District Court judge erred in the application of a law in acquitting Chan and Edthancy Tseng Pei-kun last year.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:48pm

Urn firm that claims it's a shrine loses appeal

The operator of a human ash repository has once more lost a linguistic argument that its facility is a shrine not a columbarium and therefore not subject to planning rules.

Throwing out the contention of The Shrine in Yuen Long, the Court of Appeal also ordered it to pay the government's costs in opposing the case.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Judge warns against self-censorship

A liberal voice of the top court sounded a warning yesterday on self-censorship among local media in a speech to hundreds of journalists.

And once again, the retiring permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal, Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, exhibited his stern opposition to seeking Basic Law interpretations from Beijing.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Appeal court cuts sentences for deadly ship crash

Two seamen involved in one of Hong Kong's deadliest maritime accidents had their jail sentences reduced by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

Eighteen seamen on board the oil rig supply ship Neftegaz-67 died when it capsized and sank after it collided with the larger dry cargo bulk carrier Yao Hai near the Brothers Islands off Lantau on March 22, 2008.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am