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Criminal Litigation in Hong Kong 3rd ed

ISBN13: 9789626614211
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Hong Kong
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
Format: Paperback
Price: Price on Application

Criminal Litigation in Hong Kong a popular text that is now in its third edition – is all about knowhow and pragmatism. It covers criminal litigation from a uniquely practical perspective: it starts with how to receive instructions from clients and takes you through the entire litigation process.

A publication that is particularly useful for junior practitioners, each chapter contains sample documents to use, tricks of the trade, and detailed checklists. Importantly, as the book is guided by the principle that the first rule of practice is to protect yourself at all times, it focuses on pitfalls to avoid.

For the third edition, topics such as preparation for trial and video recorded interviews have been substantially expanded; and there are new chapters on The Duty Lawyer and Legal Aid, the Solicitor as Prosecutor, and Conflicts of Interest. With the criminal courts getting busier and busier and insisting on higher professional standards, this is an essential work for anyone engaged in criminal practice.

Other Jurisdictions , Hong Kong
Chapter 1 Receiving Instructions to Visit a Person Detained in Custody
Chapter 2 Visiting a Person in Police Custody
Chapter 3 Accompanying a Client to a Police Station
Chapter 4 Identification Parades
Chapter 5 First Appearance Before a Magistrate and Applications for Bail
Chapter 6 Subsequent Appearances Before a Magistrate: Transfers to the District Court and Committal Proceedings - Transfers Between Courts
Chapter 7 Obtaining the Case Papers and Advising on Plea
Chapter 8 Preparing for a Plea of Guilty or for Trial
Chapter 9 Trials
Chapter 10 Pleas of Mitigation
Chapter 11 Reviews
Chapter 12 Appeals
Chapter 13 Applications to the Court of First Instance for Bail Pending Trial and Applications for Bail Pending Appeal
Chapter 14 Juveniles
Chapter 15 Appearance Before Special Magistrates
Chapter 16 Termination of Retainer
Chapter 17 The Basic Law, the Bill of Rights Ordinance and Abuse of Process
Chapter 18 Costs
Chapter 19 The Duty Lawyer and Legal Aid
Chapter 20 The Solicitor as Prosecutor
Chapter 21 Conflicts of Interest