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Queen's Counsel

Fung shui master will have to get another QC

Fung shui master-turned-Christian Peter Chan Chun-chuen was refused permission yesterday to have British Queen's Counsel John McDonnell represent him at his forgery trial next month.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 4:50am

Colonial vestment

I refer to letters about the question of the impact that the distinctive clothes worn by judges and barristers has on the course of justice in Hong Kong's courts.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

New judge

A NEW Court of First Instance judge, Mr Justice Arjan Sakhrani, 50, will take up his post on Wednesday. Chief Justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang said the newly appointed judge, a barrister born in Hong Kong and appointed a Queen's Counsel at the age of 35, was 'an outstanding lawyer who brings a wealth of experience to the Judiciary'.

12 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Top lawyers opt to keep QC title

Queen's Counsel are opting to keep their colonial title, despite claims this will give them an unfair advantage over their colleagues appointed under the SAR.

An equivalent honour will continue to be given to senior lawyers in the future but they will be known simply as Senior Counsel.

30 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Legal services timetable set

Members of the public and concern groups have been given two weeks to air their views on the controversial draft bill on legal services.

21 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Panel chosen

A QUEEN'S Counsel and two town planning and housing experts have been appointed to an independent panel to stop developers suppressing land auction bids. They are Professor Leung Chi-keung, Transport Advisory Committee chairman and a Town Planning Board member; Audrey Eu Yuet-mee QC, a Consumer Council member; and Nicholas Brooke, chartered surveyor and Housing Authority member.

28 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

There is no profit to be made from hearsay

I WAS surprised to see the statements attributed to Jacqueline Leong, Q.C. to the effect that she had ''heard'' that ''some solicitors are earning $40 million to $50 million a year net of tax''. (South China Morning Post , January 10, 1994).

18 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

London QC's bid to appear in hearing dismissed

THE Chief Justice yesterday refused to admit a London silk to appear in an arbitration appeal.

Sir Ti Liang Yang, in rejecting the application of Colin Reese QC, said he was not satisfied the issue expected to be argued was of such complexity that no counsel in Hong Kong was available to address it with competence.

18 Nov 1993 - 12:00am