Hong Kong’s top court upheld a ruling allowing a British barrister to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong’s top court upheld a ruling allowing a British barrister to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: SCMP

Why some legal experts question need for outright Hong Kong ban on foreign lawyers taking part in national security cases

  • City’s efforts should be spent on strengthening procedures to keep confidential information from emerging during sensitive trials, some experts say
  • Hong Kong leader has asked Beijing to interpret national security law after city’s top court upheld a ruling allowing British barrister to defend media tycoon Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong’s top court upheld a ruling allowing a British barrister to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong’s top court upheld a ruling allowing a British barrister to join Jimmy Lai’s legal team. Photo: SCMP
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