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Legal aid reform: Critics fear right to choose lawyer will be undermined but Hong Kong gov’t advisor says plan will be ‘fairer’

Hong Kong Executive Council member Ronny Tong has defended the government’s proposal to impose new restrictions on the legal aid system, saying the changes will merely prevent a small numbers of lawyers from taking a majority of cases. However legal scholars and barristers said the changes may undermine the constitutionally guaranteed right to choose legal […]