Kevin Egan

City Digest, November 24, 2012

Cost-recovery case against Egan fails

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 5:12pm

Kevin Egan out on HK$1m bail

Jailed barrister Kevin Egan looked refreshed and relieved yesterday after being released on HK$1 million bail following six weeks behind bars.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Shock as lawyers are jailed over ICAC witness

Egan gets 21/2 years for attempted leak, Andrew Lam four years for conspiracy

Two of Hong Kong's most prominent criminal lawyers were yesterday jailed at the end of a case in which prosecutors claimed a media and judicial campaign had been mounted to gain access to a protected ICAC witness.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Tragic, say lawyers stunned by colleagues' fall from grace

The downfall of two veteran criminal lawyers sentenced to jail yesterday shocked the legal community, with some asking whether the penalty was too harsh.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Egan untruthful, says judge

Lawyer's attempt to explain breaching court's gagging order 'defies imagination'

Barrister Kevin Egan was untruthful when he testified he had not breached a court's gag order by disclosing the identity of a participant on the ICAC's witness protection programme to others, a judge said yesterday.

15 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Rivalry has long and chequered history

The history of rivalry between the ICAC and Kevin Egan and Andrew Lam Ping-cheung can be traced to a number of cases, but there are two that stand out as potentially putting the parties at loggerheads.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Days of reckoning

It all seems like deja vu. In 1993, former Crown prosecutor Kevin Egan walked out of court with his name cleared after a 21/2-year battle against allegations that he lent a disgraced government lawyer a pen gun and helped him flee Hong Kong. At his victory party at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, he confessed: 'I have been a barrister for 20 years and have spent 18 years prosecuting.

14 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

3 guilty of ICAC plot, Egan of leak attempts

Verdicts reached 2 years after raids on newspaper offices

A veteran lawyer, a former listed company chairman and his lover were convicted yesterday of conspiring to pervert the course of justice in a high-profile case that followed raids by the Independent Commission Against Corruption on several newspaper offices.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Blaming Egan easy way out, court told

The solicitor for the South China Morning Post advised one of its reporters to 'blame it all on someone else' when the journalist was asked to assist an ICAC investigation into an alleged leak of the identity of a witness protection programme participant to the press, a court heard yesterday.

19 May 2006 - 12:00am

Accused chairman the victim of 'bad blood', court is told

The head of a publicly listed company accused of conspiring with others to pervert justice was an unwitting victim of the 'crossfire' between the ICAC and a lawyer described as a 'thorn in their side', a court heard yesterday.

16 May 2006 - 12:00am

Egan rejects press conspiracy claim

Journalists called me routinely, accused barrister tells court

Barrister Kevin Egan yesterday said a case against him was 'bedeviled by conspiracy theories' and claimed that he had no 'grand plan' to involve journalists to pressure the ICAC into releasing a witness.

12 May 2006 - 12:00am

I knew ICAC was out to get me, Egan tells court

Barrister says he had a 'thorny' relationship with graft-busters

Barrister Kevin Egan said yesterday that his 'thorny' relationship with the ICAC led him to expect, shortly before his arrest for alleged conspiracy to pervert justice, that 'something nasty' would happen.

11 May 2006 - 12:00am

Conspiracy evidence lacking, says lawyer

Prosecutors had failed to prove the existence of a conspiracy between two veteran lawyers and others to pervert justice by influencing a participant in the ICAC's witness protection programme, the District Court heard yesterday.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Egan couldn't have said what he didn't believe, court told

Barrister Kevin Egan could not have told journalists that a secretary of a listed company was on the ICAC's witness protection programme as he had never believed that this was the case, the District Court heard yesterday.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Top ICAC man denies lying over induction

A top manager of the ICAC's witness protection programme said yesterday he had no idea that his superior had not endorsed his approval for enrolling a woman in the programme at the time the anti-graft body told a court the induction had taken place.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

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