Grenville Cross

ICAC urged to hand over former chief's case to police

Former ICAC head Timothy Tong has been cast under scrutiny.

The scandal surrounding former head graft-buster Timothy Tong Hin-ming should be investigated by the police, not the Independent Commission Against Corruption, to ensure impartiality, a former prosecutions chief says.

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Legal intent

Dear Secretary, Please accept my congratulations upon your new appointment. Although you face many challenges, you have wide experience in many roles, including Bar chairman, High Court recorder and adjunct law professor, and this will stand you in good stead.

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Cameras have a place in court

In keeping with the maxim that 'justice must be done and must be seen to be done' our courts are open to all - for free. But very few Hong Kong people exercise their right to go to court just to watch the proceedings.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Lawyers voice hopes for new prosecutions chief

Criminal lawyers yesterday said they hoped the appointment of a new director of public prosecutions would herald a period of new ideas and change, as well as greater dialogue on criminal-justice issues.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Quotes of The Week

My wife was eager to be going with her husband to what had been touted as a porno film. The film was long. After 21/2 hours, I felt I had seen Ben Hur rather than an uncut version of Deep Throat

David Tang, founder of China Club and Shanghai Tang, commenting on renowned Taiwanese director Ang Lee's Lust, Caution

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Top lawyers trade barbs over memoir

Article by DPP seen as an insult

A war of words has erupted between leading legal figures after Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross was accused of belittling his predecessors and former colleagues in an article published in a legal magazine last month.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A busy decade of Cross-examination

Director of public prosecutions looks back on the highs and lows of 10 hectic years

When Grenville Cross SC took up the post as the director of public prosecutions 10 years ago today, his vision was to build a 'far more transparent, modern, and internationalist' public prosecutions system.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Liquid lunches and the gumleaf mafia: a survivor's tale

Grenville Cross, the city's longest-serving director of public prosecutions, described his post in his article to the latest issue of Hong Kong Lawyer magazine as one that 'is not for those who want a quiet life'.

Few of his seven predecessors, none of whom stayed longer than four years in the job, 'emerged unscathed'.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

Grenville Cross delighted with prosecutions appointment

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Prosecutors lay down the law on transparency

Prosecutors from 100 jurisdictions are meeting in Hong Kong to pick one another's brains on how to make their work more transparent and accountable without compromising their independence.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Retiring High Court judge has appeal

Dozens of members of the legal fraternity crowded into Court 1 in the High Court yesterday to bid farewell to a retiring High Court judge.

Mr Justice Gareth Lugar-Mawson, 56, leaves Hong Kong at the end of this month after 25 years in the city's legal profession - close to 10 as prosecutor, six as District Court judge and nine in the High Court.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

HK stepping up efforts to combat international crime

Collaboration with overseas jurisdictions in cases of money laundering and confiscation of the proceeds of serious crime are well up on previous years, according to government figures.

16 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Cases rest

SOME 78.1 per cent of cases prosecuted in the Court of First Instance resulted in convictions last year, Director of Public Prosecutions Grenville Cross said. In the District Court it was 76.1 per cent, and in the magistrates' courts it was 72.7 per cent.

22 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Grenville Cross 'gets nod as DPP'

Grenville Cross will be the next Director of Public Prosecutions, pending final approval of his appointment by the Public Service Commission, a source said last night.

The job decision came after the recruitment board of the Department of Justice chose 46-year-old Mr Cross, a government Senior Counsel, at a meeting last week.

10 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

DPP quits but rejects claims of clash with new bosses

The Director of Public Prosecutions announced his resignation yesterday but denied the move was sparked by a clash with his post-handover bosses.

Peter Nguyen, QC, who will stay on until a successor is found, admitted it was 'unfortunate' the announcement had come just before the handover.

11 Jun 1997 - 12:00am