Heidi Chu

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong

Giving back to the community has always been one of the guiding values of the Law Society. Many legal practitioners have been actively participating in pro bono and community work, quietly...
12 June 2018
Articles 114 and 115 of the Hong Kong Basic Law provides that Hong Kong shall maintain the status of a free port, pursue the policy of free trade and safeguard the free movement of goods and capital...
16 May 2018
As solicitors, we are trained to be trusted advisors of our clients. We analyse a client’s position, identify the legal issues, explain the practical implications and provide advice on ways to...
9 April 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Law Society’s move to its current office at Wing On House. We relocated from the former Swire House in April 1998, which was scheduled to be demolished and...
6 March 2018
The defeat of Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player, by Google’s Alpha Go in May last year rocked the world, and was heralded by the tech community as the triumph of artificial intelligence (AI) over the...
8 February 2018
The circulation of Hong Kong Lawyer covers not only legal practitioners in Hong Kong, but also those around the world. The journal’s bilingual content attracts readers from both the English and the...
8 January 2018
Stress, long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion… This cannot be what we want the life of a lawyer to be! Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires a high level of work...
11 December 2017
A recent television programme interviewed a business owner on her experience in using online service providers (“OSP”) to manage her legal documents. Typically, OSPs provide standard document...
1 November 2017
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
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