Heidi Chu

Secretary-General, Law Society of Hong Kong

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
Every year, our Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year (“OLY”) attracts many eminent leaders of the legal profession from around the world to gather in Hong Kong. It is an excellent...
1 February 2016
Limited Liability Partnerships A very delightful Christmas gift from the Administration – the Secretary for Justice has appointed 1 March as the commencement date of the Legal Practitioners...
4 January 2016
Two new operation models for law firms in Hong Kong are in the pipeline, limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) and corporations. Both models require legislative amendments. LLP is...
7 December 2015
November 2015 marks the beginning of the 12th year since the Law Society’s mandatory Risk Management Education (“RME”) Programme was first launched in 2004. All practising...
5 November 2015
The Secretariat keeps a record of relevant statistics with regard to the profile of the profession, and from time to time, we receive requests from members for updates on these statistics. For those...
13 October 2015
The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (the “Ordinance”) which allows law firms in Hong Kong to operate in the form of a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) is...
13 October 2015
In August 2015, the Law Society launched a new Mediator Admission Scheme (“Admission Scheme”) in place of the previous Mediator Accreditation Scheme. The Law Society used to...
14 September 2015
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