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Adjournments in legal aid appeals

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Dear Access to Information Officer of the Legal Aid Department,

On behalf of our client, the Justice Centre, we are writing to request certain information pursuant to paragraph 1.9 of the Code on Access to Information.

We would be grateful if you could please provide the following information:

1. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of First Instance (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
2. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of First Instance (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
3. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of First Instance (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
4. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of First Instance (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
5. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of First Instance (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).

6. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
7. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
8. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
9. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
10. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).

11. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Final Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018 (i.e. Q1 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
12. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Final Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 April 2018 to 30 June 2018 (i.e. Q2 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
13. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Final Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018 (i.e. Q3 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
14. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Final Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 (i.e. Q4 2018)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).
15. The number of adjournment requests in judicial review hearings the Court of Final Appeal (i) received, (ii) granted and (iii) refused, for the purposes of obtaining legal representation in the period between 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 (i.e. Q1 2019)? Please provide the number for each of (i), (ii), and (iii).

On timing, we look forward to receiving the information to our above requests by 8 July 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help – it is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, please contact Raymond Wong ([email address]) and Serene Lu ([email address]).

Kind regards,
Freshfields

法律援助署

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Dear Mr WONG,

                Regarding your data access request, please refer to the
attachment for our reply.

Your faithfully
(Ms Doris UNG)
for Director of Legal Aid

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Dear Legal Aid Department,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Legal Aid Department's handling of my FOI request 'Adjournments in legal aid appeals'.

We were informed by the Legal Aid Department that it does not maintain the requested information and is, therefore, unable to provide us with such information. We are of the view that the requested information ought to be kept as a matter of good administration.

Could you please review our request and provide the requested information?

If not, we would be grateful if you could:
• provide the reasons why the Legal Aid Department does not maintain the requested statistics; and
• let us know where we can obtain the requested information.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://accessinfo.hk/en/request/adjourn...

Yours faithfully,

Raymond Wong / Serene Lu

法律援助署

Dear Mr WONG,

        We write to acknowledge receipt of your email dated 29.7.2019. We
shall give you a reply in due course.

Regards
Ms K. C. WONG
for Director of Legal Aid

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法律援助署

Dear Mr WONG,

                Our Department has received your e-mail on 29.7.2019. Your
application is now under processing. According to paragraph 1.16 of the
code on access to information, a reply will be given to you on or before
16.8.2019.

Your faithfully,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

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法律援助署

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Dear Sir,

        We refer to your email dated 29.7.2019 raising requisitions on our
reply to you on 18.7.2019, which replied to your application for access to
information on 28.6.2019 at 21:49. Please refer to the attachment for our
reply.

Your sincerely,
Ms Doris UNG
for Director of Legal Aid

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