The Department of Justice had six major politically charged cases to deal with last year. Photo: Nora Tam/SCMP

Hong Kong’s justice department spends 70 per cent more on outside legal help for politics-related cases, with bill hitting HK$17 million in 2017-18

  • In all, the Department of Justice spent HK$300 million on ‘briefing out’ cases in 2017-18 financial year
  • DoJ spent HK$9.2 million on external help to fight disgraced former leader Donald Tsang’s appeal
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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The Department of Justice had six major politically charged cases to deal with last year. Photo: Nora Tam/SCMP
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The Hong Kong National Party was banned last year. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Beijing backs city government’s ban on Hong Kong National Party, leader Carrie Lam says

  • Chief executive asked to file report on administration’s decision
  • Approval comes after her cabinet turned down Hong Kong National Party’s appeal against its prohibition
Topic |   Hong Kong National Party ban

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The Hong Kong National Party was banned last year. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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