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By Angus Ross
On 6 April 2006, the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) ruled that a party subject to disciplinary proceedings in Hong Kong does not necessarily have a right to have its lawyers examine witnesses at disciplinary hearings.
According to recent press reports, after years of discussions and consultation, an agreement on reciprocal enforcement of judgments is close to being reached between the mainland and Hong Kong. The timeframe is expected to be later this year.