THE High Court has agreed to shorten its hearing hours so that Legislative Councillor Gilbert Leung Kam-ho can attend Legco sessions this afternoon, after facing trial on bribery charges. A jury will be empanelled today by Mr Justice Keith to hear the trial, which is expected to last five weeks. Jurors are expected to be asked their political affiliation. The trial, which is expected to be opened today by Mr Michael McMahon and Mr Dominic Lai for the Crown, will sit as usual from 10 am to 4.30 pm with a break for lunch. But on Wednesdays there will be a shorter lunch break, with the afternoon sitting running from 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm to allow Leung to attend Legco to vote on any bills tabled. Leung is alleged to have offered $100,000 to Regional Councillor Mr Cheung Hon-chung and $50,000 to Regional Councillor Mr Fung Pak-tai in return for their votes in the September 1991 Legco elections. He is also alleged to have offered $150,000 to Mr Wai Hon-leung for his vote. He has denied three counts of offering an advantage to a public servant, four of bribery (three of them alternatives) and one of incurring election expenses above the ceiling prescribed by the Governor-in-Council. Besides being a member of Legco, Leung, 38, is also a Regional Councillor and an executive committee member of the Heung Yee Kuk. The offences were said to have been committed between late August and October 24, 1991. Leung is on cash bail of $100,000, as well as $500,000 in his own recognisance and surety of the same amount.