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It was a busy summer for the Law Society Swimming Team which participated in two very challenging external swimming events and organised the annual Swimming Gala for members’ children. Macau Open...
18 October 2019
Following the overwhelming response from members in 2017, the Member Benefit Committee once again organised a guided visit to the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) on 11 September and 17 members attended...
18 October 2019
In view of the huge demand for various professional legal services in the Greater Bay Area, a delegation of lawyers specialised in foreign matters in Guangdong visited the Law Society on 8 August. Mr...
18 October 2019
To foster understanding and exchanges between the legal professions in Hong Kong and Hainan, as well as to promote Hong Kong’s legal services, a delegation consisting of 20 lawyers led by President...
18 October 2019
As a “Hong Kong Partner”, the Law Society participated in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s SmartHK in Guangzhou on 27 August. Mr. Alan Lau, member of the Greater China Legal Affairs...
18 October 2019
To promote the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Guangdong Lawyers Association held the Second China (Guangdong) Belt and Road Legal Services Forum on 23 and 24 August under the theme...
18 October 2019
The Law Society has jointly organised the Straits Law Forum (“Forum”) with a number of cross-strait academic and professional organisations since 2003 at the invitation of the Organising Committee of...
18 October 2019
At the invitation of the Indonesian Advocates Association (“PERADI”), Vice-President C.M. Chan attended the IBA-PERADI Corporate Counsel Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 8 August. As one of the...
18 October 2019
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 39 courses in August with a total of 1,965 participants. One of the 39 courses was “Stock Trading Policy for Law Firms” held on 23 August...
18 October 2019
A Sub-Committee of the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) in May 2019 published a consultation paper to invite public views on a set of preliminary proposals for reform of the law relating...
18 October 2019
Employment law — termination of employment — wrongful termination —appeal against findings in favour of employer on “valid reason” implied term — allowed, with case remitted for consideration of such...
6 September 2019
Criminal law and procedure — trial — entitlement to interpretation facilities — component of right to fair trial — inadequacy of interpretation resulting in denial of fair trial D was convicted of...
6 September 2019
Civil procedure — application to appellate court for leave to amend pleadings after judgment given against applicants at first instance — proposed amendments raised new case and entailed withdrawal...
6 September 2019
Human rights — equality before the law — sexual offences involving male homosexual conduct — Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) ss. 118G, 118H, 118J(1) and 118K unconstitutional as discriminatory against...
6 September 2019
CHOW LONG SZE ALISON CHOW SIN YU CHEUNG & CO., D.S. DAVIS JONATHAN MATTHEW...
5 September 2019
Representatives from the Intellectual Property ("IP") Committee of the Law Society met with Mr. Chen Jian, Deputy Director of the Beijing Municipal Intellectual Property Office, on 18 July. They...
4 September 2019
Following the annual conference, the In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised its second seminar under the In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series in 2019 with the topic “Weaving a Luxury Bag...
4 September 2019
The Law Society received two delegations consisted of Mainland law students in July. Arranged by the Legal Education Fund Limited, about 50 law students from the China University of Political Science...
4 September 2019
The Greater China Interest Group ("Interest Group") under the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee ("GCLAC") consists of lawyers interested in legal affairs and development in the Greater China...
4 September 2019
With the support of Po Leung Kuk (“PLK”), the Community Talks and Services Working Group under the Community Relations Committee (“CRC”), organised a home visit to PLK children on 3 August. Around...
4 September 2019
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