港鐵涉修獨立公證行沉降調查報告 律師質疑犯詐騙

港鐵沙中綫土瓜灣站日前被傳媒揭發,挖掘月台期間導致周邊多棟樓宇沉降超標,《蘋果日報》昨日再引述消息指,工程令到鄰近大廈外牆、店舖及單位出現裂縫,每當有居民投訴及申請索償,港鐵就會將個案交予第三方公證行,但公證行完成調查後會將報告交予港鐵審批及修改,至今一直未有居民能夠獲得賠償。有律師認為港鐵可能涉及詐騙。港鐵常務總監金澤培昨日承認事件,表示會吩咐公證行日後將報告直接交予投訴人。

Hong Kong’s July 1 pro-democracy march: is it worth attending or not?

July 1, an ambivalent occasion for many, marks the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from the United Kingdom to China. 21 years ago, despite widespread cynicism, ex-governor Chris Patten welcomed this momentous occasion labelling it a “cause for celebration.” However, as the story has unfolded, it seems that the scepticism of many has borne more and more weight. After all, the ‘one-country, two systems’ policy for Hong Kong was the brainchild of the same Chinese leader, who less than a decade ago, summoned hoards of armed soldiers and a mob of tanks to commit one of the deadliest massacres of the 20th century.

【國歌法】馬恩國引述立法五核心 法律組織︰只是自說自話

全國人大常委會即將審議將《國歌法》納入《基本法》附件三,香港政府發言人今午(2日)表示,準備以本地立法方式實施《國歌法》,未立法前不會執法。不過,正隨團訪京的民建聯執業大律師馬恩國引述基本法委員會主任李飛稱,港府要處理刑事部分,並指《國歌法》至少有五點「核心要素不能少」。 有本地法律組織認為,由於須經本地立法,所謂核心要素,都只是自說自話。有律師質疑,民政事務局轄下委員會所製廣告截取國歌並穿插對白,都屬「二次創作」。

我欣賞的那種義務維權律師

今天,《香港01》刊登了一篇義務維權律師群組成員文浩正與楊岳橋的訪問。我欣賞文浩正、楊岳橋這類義務律師,並不只是因為他們站在弱者那邊、這些案件並不賺錢還要是「買難受」、或因為我不加入他們行列感到慚愧那麼簡單。

【回歸20.警權】社運守護人 義務律師感激示威者為社會衝鋒陷陣

傘運期間,不辭勞苦到警署奔波義助示威者的,還有人權律師文浩正。文浩正的義務律師生涯早於10年前開始,開初就遇到捍衛天星碼頭及反囍帖街重建,後者更有示威者被警方迫令脫衣搜查。然而過去10年大大小小的示威案件都接觸過,早已熟習相關義務工作,但每每都有感觸,「無人會無緣無故行出來,走去前線是為了出名、貪玩……邊個唔想安安靜靜留在屋企,唔需要咁煩?」 不過令他難忘的還是傘運,他憶述那段時間是長期作戰狀態,一群義務律師要排更表「候命」。要數最辛苦一次,是警方正式清場那天,一波示威者被分批帶去6、7個警署,幸有一群義務律師分擔,「始終最辛苦的是前線示威者。」有時見到示威者家屬及老師在外焦急等候,都會簡單轉述他們子女的情況,安撫他們情緒。

法政匯思召集人搖身一變大廚 餸菜暗藏玄機?

法政匯思今日舉行傳媒茶聚,多名成員搖身一變廚神,親自下廚準備小菜,當中三名召集人任建峰、文浩正和蔡騏展示除了「入得法庭」,同樣「入得廚房」,菜式亦暗藏玄機。

Banning foreign judges will deal a serious blow to Hong Kong’s justice system, lawyer warns

Human rights lawyer Jonathan Man has stood up for Hong Kong’s recruitment system for judges, amid renewed calls from Chinese legal scholars to exclude “foreign judges” from the judiciary.

協助斯諾登的律師:文浩正

三位在香港幫助斯諾登隱藏的人權律師向端傳媒回憶當時。

Popping the Red Pill: Hong Kong Professionals Get Organized for Democracy Post-Occupy

Hong Kong’s professionals barely, if ever, let their thoughts stray to politics. This year though, the switch was flipped. Over the past several weeks, doctors, lawyers, and financiers have started forming pro-democracy groups, seemingly spontaneously. Two solicitors and a barrister, Kevin Yam, Jonathan Man, and Wilson Leung, launched the Progressive Lawyers Group, a 50-member group of young legal types.

Concessions for Hong Kong’s 2022 election ‘could be explored’: government source

(SCMP) The government is considering offering a rethink of the nominating system for the 2022 chief executive election in an attempt to win over pan-democrats who have vowed to vote down the government's proposal for the 2017 poll. The Progressive Lawyers Group has submitted its views on reform to the government's second consultation on 2017.