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Barring legal aid recipients from choosing own lawyer could breach Hong Kong’s Basic Law and Bill of Rights, barristers say

A government proposal to assign lawyers to legal aid applicants by default instead of allowing them to decide who represents them may violate the Basic Law and the Hong Kong Bill of Rights, which guarantee Hongkongers’ right to choose legal representation, the city’s Bar Association has said. At present, the Department of Legal Aid assigns […]