The government is looking at removing choice for legal aid applicants seeking representation in the criminal courts. Photo: Sam Tsang
The government is looking at removing choice for legal aid applicants seeking representation in the criminal courts. Photo: Sam Tsang

Top Hong Kong government adviser defends proposed ban on lawyer choice for legal aid applicants

  • Ronny Tong insists choice was never the ‘sole consideration’ under lawyer allocation system, but critics say the right to pick your own representation is enshrined in Basic Law
  • Government is planning to remove the element of choice in the legal aid system for defendants seeking lawyers

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
The government is looking at removing choice for legal aid applicants seeking representation in the criminal courts. Photo: Sam Tsang
The government is looking at removing choice for legal aid applicants seeking representation in the criminal courts. Photo: Sam Tsang
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