John Swaine

A distinguished figure in political and legal circles

John Swaine 1932-2012

John Swaine, QC, SC, one of the city's most senior barristers and a former Legislative Council president, died on Tuesday. He was 80.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:20pm

Robbers tie up Swaines in raid on luxury home

SIX thieves used Sir John Swaine's ties to bind the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman and Lady Swaine before escaping with cash and jewellery early yesterday morning. The 64-year-old former president of the Legislative Council managed to free himself and his wife, Gwen, and raise the alarm at his luxury home in Tai Po.

21 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Lingering suspicions

CHIEF Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang is making a mistake if she thinks fears that a hidden agenda lay behind her Beijing trip are simply going to fade away.

14 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Finding the right form for racing's new boss

THE race has started for the selection of the racing boss. It is public knowledge that the incumbent chief executive of the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club, Major-General Guy Watkins, is to retire in March next year.

A working committee headed by club chairman Sir John Swaine has appointed a headhunting firm to search for a suitable replacement for General Watkins.

31 May 1995 - 12:00am

HK Lease Law

LEGISLATORS urged officials to press Britain to clear up doubts over the validity of the 125 laws passed since John Swaine replaced the Governor as Legco president last year.

They appealed to the Executive Council to discuss the issue at today's meeting.

21 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Schools champs honoured

FEW schools could boast six overall champions in inter-school sports in one year.

But St Joseph's College garnered that, and the students gleamed with delight as they were honoured for their hard work at the school's recent prize-giving ceremony.

22 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Cathay's love patrol says it with flowers

THE United Democrat brat-pack ambled towards the Legco building yesterday after lunch. One by one, they looked up. Their eyes widened.

The building had been overrun by glamorous young female starlets. Flocks of them were clogging up all available entrances.

''They're Cathay Pacific girls,'' someone called out from the crowd.

4 Feb 1993 - 12:00am