YSG Distinguished Speakers’ Luncheon featuring Ms. Anna Wu Hung-yuk, GBS, JP

The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) held its first Distinguished Speakers’ Luncheon (“DSL”) of this year on 22 September. We were honoured to have Ms. Anna Wu Hung-yuk, attending the event and sharing her insights with 29 lawyers, mainly young members in the profession, on the topic “Equality – do we need it and who cares?”

Ms. Wu is a lawyer admitted to the Law Society of Hong Kong’s Roll of Honour and has held key roles in the legal, political and social sectors. As a Legislative Councilor from 1993 to 1995, Ms. Wu was among one of the few female lawmakers prior to the Handover of Hong Kong. She had also chaired a long list of statutory bodies including the Equal Opportunities Commission (“EOC”), the Consumer Council, the ICAC’s Operations Review Committee and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. Ms. Wu is currently the Chairperson of the Competition Commission.

Through this intimate luncheon, apart from being inspired by Ms. Wu’s motivational experiences, participants were also given the opportunity to learn from the distinguished speaker the development of equality in Hong Kong, including women’s rights, and how she initiated the Equal Opportunities Bill before the establishment of the EOC. Many interesting questions on the topic and pertinent issues were raised during the sharing session and thought-provoking dialogues ensued.

We would like to thank Ms. Wu for taking time out of her busy schedule to share her knowledge and views with our young members.

For those who missed the talk, please note that a recording of Ms. Wu’s speech has been uploaded onto the Law Society’s website. Stay tuned for the next DSL to be held later this year!

Reported by: Louise Wong

Ms. Anna Wu (fourth from right) with committee members of the YSG .