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The contracts that never let you go

The consumer watchdog has called on service providers to change contract terms that are unfair to customers, saying it has identified a dozen areas of concern.

Wednesday, 4 April, 2012, 12:00am

Woman wants HK$5.5b from ex

A woman claiming HK$5.5 billion from her divorced husband secretly signed a deed to cancel a nuptial agreement, defeating the wish of the man's father to protect his tremendous wealth, a court heard yesterday.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Phone companies agree to treat customers better

Faced with growing public discontent over the way they treat their customers, the city's major operators of fixed and mobile phone networks have agreed to follow a new voluntary code of conduct.

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Vendors vow more protests over contracts

A market vendors' union vowed continued action after a chicken vendor jumped from a footbridge outside Ngau Chi Wan market yesterday during a protest against a new tenancy contract introduced by the Food and Health Bureau.

The 39-year-old man landed safely on an air cushion. He complained of back pain but refused to go to hospital.

29 May 2010 - 12:00am

Arms dealer pleads guilty

A businessman yesterday pleaded guilty in District Court to two counts of arms dealing without a licence for shipping 2,493 stun guns via Hong Kong to Andorra. He Honglu, 42, who owns a trading firm, admitted he shipped the guns in July 2008 from Shenzhen to Hong Kong, then had FedEx ship them to the small country between Spain and France.

23 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Shenzhen eases land auction terms

The Shenzhen municipal government will allow the winning bidder at a land auction to be held later this month to pay for the development site in three instalments in an attempt to lure cash-strapped developers back to its auction hall.

13 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Stick to British rules, says lawyer

There are no established rules to dictate how a prenuptial agreement should be drafted in Hong Kong.

But lawyer Jonathan Mok Chi-ying advises couples to follow the British guidelines in order to ensure it is taken seriously by both local and overseas jurisdictions.

9 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers challenge copying ban

Rules governing poll materials are being interpreted too tightly, say observers

Lawmakers have called on the government to explain why it is barring the public from making copies of election-related material that it makes available for public viewing.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The essence of a contractual workplace relationship

MANY ORGANISATIONS tend to draft employment contracts on a standard template and then forget about them until a problem arises.

But this approach is likely to invite trouble in the workplace.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Patio dispute triggers call for caution on property agreements

Beware verbal agreements, Consumer Council warns buyers

The Consumer Council is warning people to carefully consider the terms of written agreements when buying property and to be more wary of verbal promises that may not hold up in the contract.

14 Feb 2006 - 12:00am