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Solicitor Advocate

Bar right to set its sights on the future

The public image of barristers commanding fat fees from high-profile cases is one generally enjoyed by the more experienced and successful members of the profession. Life for new entrants seeking to build a good reputation in a competitive environment is not so easy.

Wednesday, 12 May, 2010, 12:00am

A change that's good for lawyers and the public

The decision to allow solicitors the right to argue their clients' cases in the higher courts has the potential to make access to justice more affordable. The news that lawmakers have finally approved a law giving solicitors these 'rights of audience' is therefore welcome in a city where the costs of litigation can be prohibitively high.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Suspension term slashed for maverick solicitor

The term of suspension from practice imposed on maverick solicitor Paul Tse Wai-chun for professional misconduct was reduced from 21 months to 12 months by the Court of Appeal yesterday.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Political orientation not a consideration

I refer to the report headlined, ' 'Political' lawyers face legal aid block' (South China Morning Post, July 30).

I am concerned that this headline exaggerated the point I made on the RTHK radio programme on July 28 and appeared misleading if it was not properly understood in the context in which the point was made.

31 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Under active consideration

An editorial in the South China Morning Post, on April 29, supported the Government's proposals in respect of the interest that is earned on solicitors' clients' accounts. As you pointed out, the Government is proposing to introduce legislation that will require solicitors, in certain situations, to pay this interest to their clients.

2 May 1996 - 12:00am

Positive aspects to fusion proposal

A LOT has been said on the subject of proposed fusion of barristers and solicitors.

I would like to put forward my views in order to put a different perspective on the issue. I don't think the question of fusion should be seen purely in the context of the present controversy which has focused on politics and self-interest.

10 Mar 1993 - 12:00am