Heidi Chu

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong

With over 12,000 qualified solicitors as our members, the Law Society has the advantage of a diverse membership with a rich mix of legal skills and experiences. Such diversity offers a wide range of...
8 July 2020
Starting primarily as a public health problem, COVID-19 has since turned into a nightmare for nearly every sector and caused serious disruptions to most businesses. It has also resulted in serious...
10 June 2020
  Some common law jurisdictions like England, Australia and Singapore have introduced remote hearings to cope with the impact of COVID-19 on the operation of their legal and judicial systems...
8 May 2020
The pandemic has brought bricks-and-mortar businesses to a near halt around the world. During the outbreak of COVID-19, most law firms have split their teams into working in office and at home on a...
16 April 2020
On 26 February 2003, a man (index case) was admitted to hospital in Hanoi with a high fever, dry cough, myalgia and mild sore throat. That was the day when SARS was first recognised. The man was then...
13 March 2020
Kung Hei Fat Choy and Happy Year of the Rat! The beginning of a new year is not only a hopeful time for celebration that brighter days are ahead of us, it is also a reflective time on what we can...
13 February 2020
It has been 16 years since the coming into operation of The Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) on 1 January 2004. Through the effort of all stakeholders over the...
15 January 2020
Professional indemnity cover is a compulsory and an essential element to the practice of every solicitors’ firm in Hong Kong. Such indemnity is provided by the Professional Indemnity Scheme (“PIS”),...
13 December 2019
In a previous article titled “Intricacies of a Borderless World” (http://www.hk-lawyer.org/content/intricacies-“borderless”-world), I have given a brief overview of the evolution of business...
14 November 2019
The Law Society's Memorandum and Articles of Association are important constitutional documents. They set out the objects of the Law Society, its membership composition, members' rights and...
18 October 2019
In the coming months, many major international events have been lined up in Hong Kong for the legal profession. In particular, the week commencing 4 November has been designated as the Legal Week -...
3 September 2019
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the estimated amount of money laundered globally in one year is two to five percent of the global GDP, or US$800 billion - US$2 trillion....
18 August 2019
Recently, quite a number of enquiries on the regulation of the offer of pro bono legal services to the public have been raised. Let us start with the basic requirement. Where a person is held out...
10 July 2019
Traditionally, law firms in Hong Kong operate in the form of a sole proprietorship or a general partnership. Under the Partnership Ordinance (Cap. 38), every partner in a general partnership is...
14 June 2019
“Location, Location, Location” goes the classic advice, stressing the importance of the location of a business to its success. In deciding the location, consideration is normally given to factors...
21 May 2019
Two sets of amendments to the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) Rules (“PIS Rules”) have been gazetted and are scheduled to take effect within 2019, subject to negative vetting by LegCo. They...
10 April 2019
The legal profession is constantly evolving with the changing social and economic environment. However, the impact of the changes to the global legal services market in the last 20 years is probably...
12 March 2019
Whatever dreams we wish to fulfil in life, we need an education to equip us with the necessary knowledge - knowledge that leads us onto the right path. To many fortunate ones, education is a natural...
1 February 2019
Numerous memorable movies and TV series build their plot around the work of lawyers. The dramatic arc is always about a dispute of some sort with lawyers arguing eloquently as litigators in court...
9 January 2019
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