ANDREW RAFFELL

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Oscar Pistorius – the final verdict? How could the trial judge have got it so wrong?
So just who is a right-thinking person? And how can you tell?
Breaking down the case against former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang
Hong Kong barrister asks: Just what is misconduct in public office?

What can a 17th century chief justice of England; an 18th century magistrate and a government accountant; a 19th century mayor of Lyme; a 20th century police constable; several 21st century police officers, prison officers and nurses; a British cabinet minister and a bishop of Kent possibly have in common with former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen?

27 Oct 2015 - 1:35AM

What can a 17th century chief justice of England; an 18th century magistrate and a government accountant; a 19th century mayor of Lyme; a 20th century police constable; several 21st century police officers, prison officers and nurses; a British cabinet minister and a bishop of Kent possibly have in common with former Hong Kong chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen?

Hong Kong barrister asks: Just what is misconduct in public office?
Guilty or not, all clients deserve professional, detached legal representation free from prejudice
Guilty or not, all clients deserve detached legal representation free from prejudice
Letter of the Law: Revealing informants' identity becomes issue of legal debate in Hong Kong
The trouble with balancing rights: whose should prevail?

I was struck last week by a news item concerning a clash of rights. We all enjoy having rights and exercising them when necessary. Human, civil, political and legal rights are held dear to us.

21 Oct 2014 - 4:33AM

I was struck last week by a news item concerning a clash of rights. We all enjoy having rights and exercising them when necessary. Human, civil, political and legal rights are held dear to us.

The trouble with balancing rights: whose should prevail?
It's not right seven people can send someone to prison for life

The issue of the size of Hong Kong juries - just seven people, usually, and why it should be reformed is one that needs further comment.

24 Jun 2014 - 4:25AM

The issue of the size of Hong Kong juries - just seven people, usually, and why it should be reformed is one that needs further comment.

It's not right seven people can send someone to prison for life
Five good men and true? It doesn't inspire confidence

Depressing though it might be, for lawyers to acknowledge the political situation of any state is more important than the law.

17 Jun 2014 - 3:36AM

Depressing though it might be, for lawyers to acknowledge the political situation of any state is more important than the law.

Five good men and true? It doesn't inspire confidence
Britain's Putin dilemma highlights laundering issue