Notary Public

Buyers need professional advice

Finding a property is only the first step in making a purchase and for many foreign buyers the process of buying a property in Italy can seem complex.

Wednesday, 11 March, 2009, 12:00am

Appointments

Theresa Lui

Director, head of human resources

Knight Frank Greater China

Ms Lui has more than 10 years of human resources experience, specialising in compensation and benefits. She has experience in designing, implementing and reviewing corporate compensation, benefit policies, and retention programmes across Greater China.

1 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

City Hall marriage venue to close

One of two marriage halls at City Hall will close from January 2 because of low usage, the Immigration Department said. The daily quota at City Hall will be reduced from 46 to 23 after the closure.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A marriage made in heaven, and sealed anywhere you fancy

Tying the knot on planes or while parachuting off them, on cruise ships or underwater, at theme parks, beaches and parks may be permitted by the end of this year.

Couples vying to hold their ceremonies on auspicious days may also no longer be hampered by the limited slots at marriage registries as they will be able to hold their weddings where and when they wish.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Campaign launched to repair the tainted image of notaries

Authorities have begun a national campaign to clean up rampant abuses among notaries public, in an attempt to polish the image of the profession.

Justice Minister Zhang Fusen said the six-month education campaign was aimed at improving the credibility of the notary service amid a public outcry over recent scams, according to the ministry's website.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Yesterday's nominations

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES

Transport

Miriam Lau Kin-yee solicitor & notary public (Liberal Party)

Architectural, Surveying and Planning

Patrick Lau Sau-shing architect (Independent)

29 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Notaries left in legal vacuum

More than 900 lawyers have been denied a chance to qualify as notaries public because of a legal vacuum in place since the handover.

A qualifying examination and registration system under the colonial government was abolished after the 1997 handover and no new system has replaced it.

12 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

WTO shake-up plans target notary scheme

China plans to overhaul the notary system by cutting 18,000 notaries - officers authorised to certify legal documents - from the government payroll.

20 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Government putting public interest first

In her article on the Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Ordinance ('Legal vacuum looms in case of notaries public', South China Morning Post, January 17), Margaret Ng criticised the administration for not accepting the Legislative Council Bills Committee's proposal that there should be a mandatory legal requirement for every notary public to acquire and maintain membership in the Hong Kong Societ

1 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Notaries public scheme

NOTARIES public should be appointed by the Chief Justice rather than by the Archbishop of Canterbury's Faculty Office, according to a Government proposal.

At present, all Hong Kong notaries public are solicitors who have been granted notarial responsibilities in Britain. There is no 'indigenous' office.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Plain speaking

LET'S all speak legalese! It's so much fun, as K.M. Lai & Li Solicitors and Notaries demonstrate with this festive announcement in the Law Society of Hong Kong news letter.

'Please take notice that our office will not be open for business on this Christmas Eve and this New Year's Eve, 1994 which happen to be Saturdays.

1 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Carat-on-stick incentive, but who gets the stick?

A COMPANY called Christoff and Co is ringing Hong Kong people from its office in Belgium to offer a jewel of an investment, literally if not figuratively.

One recipient says Christoff starts by sending some very nice glossy newsletters with huge colour pictures of US$100,000 tiaras and quotes from Pliny the Elder and other exotic poets.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Complex system makes buying a risky business

BUYING unfinished flats in China can be dangerous, unless you understand the mainland system and are careful enough to take care of every detail of the transaction.

Stringent rules govern which developments can be sold overseas and developers must obtain five certificates from the local authorities before they can market the projects aboard.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am