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High Court Judge

Kevin Zervos, city's top lawyer, weighs his next move

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos SC already foresees himself spending his Christmas holiday in the office trying to get caught up on his cases, while the rest of the department will probably be enjoying the special occasion with their families.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 4:15am 1 comment

More judges needed to ease pressure: lawmaker

The chairwoman of the Legislative Council's legal panel has called on the government and the judiciary to hire more judges to ease a heavy caseload and speed up trials.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Judges 'insulted' by limousine cutback

JUDGES are to have their automatic right to use chauffeur-driven cars withdrawn in a move that some say is insulting and may force them on to public transport.

The Judiciary aims to cut costs by curbing the traditional perk of government limousines for High Court judges.

A limit of 610 hours' drive time a year will be imposed from April 1.

21 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Ability to administer crucial, warns top solicitor

REACTION The legal profession and executive councillors welcomed the announcement.

21 May 1997 - 12:00am

Backlog causes courts reshuffle

The Judiciary is conducting a major reshuffle to cope with a temporary shortage of judges in upper courts.

The shortage is partly due to the 'winter offensive' on waiting lists for brief hearings, which have been a source of concern among lawyers and their clients.

1 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Judges named

DISTRICT Court judges Mr Justice Wally Yeung Chun-kuen and Mr Justice Michael Peter Burrell have been appointed to the High Court, the Judiciary announced.

11 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Bill good for HK

I BEGIN by declaring an interest in that I am a solicitor. However, your report (South China Morning Post, July 6) of the attempt by Mr Martin Lee QC to amend the Supreme Court (Amendment) Bill makes ironic reading. Mr Lee believes the basic criterion for eligibility for appointment as a High Court Judge should be a minimum of 10 years' advocacy experience.

8 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Judge opts out of hearing civil service case

A LANDMARK lawsuit filed against the Government by expatriate civil servants is running into problems even before it reaches the courts.

Mr Justice Mayo, due to decide whether the lawsuit could be heard in court, has turned down the job, because he is member of the Association of Expatriate Civil Servants (AECS) - the union which filed the lawsuit.

4 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Judiciary still lacks modern management

GATHERING dust in the Supreme Court is a copy of a blueprint for efficient and effective management of the Hong Kong Judiciary.

Known as the Robinson Report, its author, Peter Robinson, was head-hunted from the top echelons of the British Judiciary in 1986 to lead a six-month study of Hong Kong's Judiciary and make recommendations to improve it.

29 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Problem-hit Judiciary compromises justice

A JUDICIARY starved of basic resources and plagued by maladministration, inefficiencies and lethargy is compromising justice in Hong Kong.

An investigation by the South China Morning Post and interviews with judges in the District and High courts have identified a range of serious problems in one of society's cornerstones and grave fears for its future.

28 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Urgent plea for more judges to be appointed

THE Government was ''selling justice to the community at a discount'' because it refused to increase the number of judges to improve deteriorating trial waiting times, the legal representative in the legislature, Simon Ip Sik-on, said.

25 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Judge taken ill

HIGH Court Judge Mr Justice Jones, 62, was admitted to Queen Mary Hospital on Tuesday after suffering a suspected stroke. He was in fair condition last night.

1 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Legal time stands still

THE prospective retirement of nine out of 10 Appeal Court judges by 1997, and 15 out of 23 High Court judges within the decade, would not surprise an actuary. Senior judges tend to be men with many years of legal practice under their belt, and few aremuch under 45 when they join the High Court.

29 Mar 1993 - 12:00am