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Crown Attorney

Report hits out at legal system that lets murderers walk free

Criminals have been getting away with murder because of the inadequacies of the British prosecution service, which has led the Government to propose a US-style system of district attorneys.

Thursday, 4 June, 1998, 12:00am

A-G rebuttal

ATTORNEY-GENERAL Jeremy Mathews rebutted claims the pace of localisation in his chambers was inadequate. He said all Crown counsel were local Chinese. This compared to 63 per cent of senior Crown counsels and 41 per cent in the directorate grade.

19 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Six counsel picked for localisation 'fast track'

A SCHEME to speed up localisation in the Legal Department aims to have half of all directorate level posts filled by locals by the end of next year.

Six local deputy principal crown counsel have been selected for grooming under the succession posts scheme which will be implemented next month.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Plan for judiciary rejected

RECOMMENDATIONS aimed at speeding up localisation in the Legal Department have been rejected as unnecessary and superfluous.

The proposals were made by a departmental working group after it admitted that allowing expatriate officers to transfer to local terms would reduce the chances of promotion for locals.

23 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Local Crown Counsel

LOCAL crown counsel have accused the Government of creating obstacles to a smooth transition to the future Special Administrative Region (SAR) government by allowing overseas officers to switch to local terms.

5 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Crown counsel say job scheme a failure

LOCAL Crown counsel claim a scheme aimed at speeding up localisation at directorate level is a failure, and have urged the Legal Department to amend it.

Their criticism follows an internal review concluded that it should continue.

14 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Local counsel attack expats

LOCAL Crown counsel have launched a strong attack on expatriate civil servants' opposition to the localisation policy, describing it as legally and morally unjustifiable.

In a document to legislators, the Local Crown Counsel Association attacked arguments set out in a position paper by the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants of Hongkong (AECS).

18 May 1993 - 12:00am

Call for 80pc of legal posts to be localised

LOCAL Crown counsel have proposed that 80 per cent of jobs at all levels in the Legal Department should be localised by 1995.

The call came as an internal working group began to review two schemes intended to groom local staff for senior posts, including directorate grades.

5 May 1993 - 12:00am