Man who tried to import childlike sex doll to UK is jailed – The Guardian

‘A man who tried to import a childlike sex doll has been jailed in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Correcting the joint enterprise law won’t lead to mass prison releases – The Guardian

‘The UK supreme court has made a landmark ruling after 30 years, but what are the implications?’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2016

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Important judgment on liquidators’ ability to obtain documents – RPC Commercial Disputes Blog

Posted March 13th, 2015 in disclosure, documents, Hong Kong, liquidators, news, winding up by sally

‘In an important judgment handed down recently by the Court of First Instance in Hong Kong, the companies judge has ruled on the ambit of the power to order a person to produce documents to a provisional liquidator pursuant to section 221(3) of the Companies (Winding-Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance.(1) For now and pending any appeal, the judgment confirms that the scope of documents “relating to the company” that have to be produced to a liquidator (pursuant to section 221(3) of the Ordinance) is narrower than the matters in respect of which a person can be examined on oath concerning the “affairs of the company” (sections 221(1) and (2)). In so doing, the judgment gives a more literal interpretation of the power to order production pursuant to section 221(3) without reference to section 221(1).’

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RPC Commercial Disputes Blog,

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Modified Universalism – Privy to Singular Clarification – RPC Commercial Disputes Blog

Posted January 27th, 2015 in Hong Kong, insolvency, liquidators, news, privacy, winding up by sally

‘While most jurisdictions provide liquidators with wide investigative powers to locate and realise assets locally, the exercise of such powers becomes more complicated when the assets are situated overseas. As more and more businesses expand globally and corporate structures become equally more complex, the liquidators’ task becomes more problematic in winding up such companies.’

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RPC Commercial Disputes Blog,

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The 4 Pump Court silks testing the water in Hong Kong could signal a new era of change at the bar – The Lawyer

Posted May 29th, 2012 in barristers, Hong Kong, news by tracey

“Unlike with law firms, international growth at the bar has been lacklustre. Why add burdensome overheads by taking office space overseas when barristers can easily jump on a plane? Resistance runs deep. On top of the required investment, there are concerns that a permanent presence in another jurisdiction would signal an intention to compete with domestic practices, potentially blocking lucrative instructions. Yet a handful of barristers have been willing to break with tradition. Last week six silks and seven juniors from 4 Pump Court revealed their intention to join a specialist arbitration outfit in Hong Kong while maintaining their London tenancy.”

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The Lawyer, 28th May 2012

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Bar Council Welcomes New Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance – The Bar Council

Posted June 3rd, 2011 in arbitration, barristers, Hong Kong, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, has welcomed the new Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance (HKAO), which has now come into effect, having been approved by the Hong Kong Legislative Council at the end of last year.”

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The Bar Council, 2nd June 2011

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