Heidi Chu

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong

Intervention into the practice of a law firm is a serious measure and the exercise of such power by the Law Society is strictly governed under the law. The circumstances upon which the Council can do...
1 October 2017
It normally takes seven years to qualify as a solicitor in Hong Kong through the trainee solicitor route. Out of this period, nearly one-third (ie, two years) must be spent in a traineeship with a...
5 September 2017
The breakneck pace at which technology evolves is marvelling. Its ubiquity creates an omnipresent influence on even the most intransigent of luddites. The legal profession, which is famed for its...
7 August 2017
Over 120 members attended the Law Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on 26 May. The Clubhouse was packed to the brim. Apart from the AGM proper, two additional events took place. The...
5 July 2017
To be able to practise as a solicitor is not a right, but a privilege. As a member of the profession, we are respected as trusted advisers and we play a key role in the administration of justice as...
8 June 2017
The Report on Global Regulation and Trade in Legal Services published by the International Bar Association in 2014 collated rich data set on a global scale on the regulation of domestic and cross-...
4 May 2017
Hong Kong is well known as a highly competitive global city and a leading international financial centre. We achieved flying colours in a number of international rankings. Just to name a few, Hong...
6 April 2017
One year has elapsed since the introduction of Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”) for law firms in Hong Kong last March. There are currently 22 law firms practising as LLPs pursuant to the Legal...
16 March 2017
Currently, there are about 9,000 solicitors holding a practising certificate. Out of them, about 50 percent are holding a practising certificate that does not have any prohibition against the holder...
7 February 2017
The 3+3+4 academic structure was implemented with the introduction of the new senior secondary curriculum in 2009. In 2012, the last cohort of Form 7 students taking the Hong Kong Advanced Level...
19 January 2017
Although men and women are not equally distributed around the globe, they are more or less evenly split in number. According to the 2015 estimates by the United Nations, there are 101.8 men for every...
7 December 2016
Fictional television programmes may exert a powerful influence on community attitudes towards a subject matter or a class of people because of their broad reach and appeal. The viewers may get so...
6 November 2016
Globalisation facilitates mobility of people, capital, goods and services across national borders. As international commercial transactions grow, lawyers find themselves increasingly involved in...
6 October 2016
The astounding advances in technology in the past few decades have been silently shaping the way we behave. We can now easily access information and instantly connect with others online. The default...
6 September 2016
The regulatory jurisdiction of the Law Society extends to the conduct of a person who is, or was at the relevant time a Hong Kong solicitor, a registered foreign lawyer, a trainee solicitor or an...
5 August 2016
The amendments to the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (Cap. 159, Sub. Leg. F) (the “Rules”) came into effect on 1 July 2016. The changes to the Rules were publicised over one year ago. During the past...
13 July 2016
Over 140 members attended the AGM held on 26 May at the Law Society Clubhouse. Apart from the AGM proper, three presentation ceremonies took place on the same occasion. The first was the...
14 June 2016
Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is well known to most as a tourist attraction. Yet, as the economic activities between China and the Czech Republic increase, it will be useful...
3 May 2016
The Law Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hungarian Bar Association on 23 January 2016. Why Hungary? It sounds distant and different, but I think it is in fact close and...
1 April 2016
The introduction of limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) from 1 March 2016 serves to make available an additional choice in the mode of practice for law firms in Hong Kong. In considering whether...
8 March 2016
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