I don't get this - seems like a simple assault case where the cops beat up Ken Tsang in front of TV cameras.
I'd assume there is plenty of video / unbiased evidence.
So... why would the justice department need to consult with overseas lawyers - including a QC? Not sure where I'd read that a QC's opinion was sought in this. This is not a death penalty / life imprisonment case - so why spend money on overseas opinions?
I've seen a number of high profile cases being turned over to overseas counsels - SC / QC etc. Don't they have the legal depth in HK to deal with things locally?He said it had taken the department a year to give the advice because the Occupy movement had increased the caseload of the force and the department had to seek opinion from overseas lawyers.
On a side note ... when a QC comes to HK to work on a case, do they have to apply for a work visa for him/her? (Some businessman got arrested a couple of years ago, delivering a seminar in HK on a tourist visa?)