Legal Trivia Quiz

1. Since the implementation of the Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong, in addressing the issue of inordinate delay, which was the first Court of Final Appeal decision to state the following: “…...
September 2020
  1. How many years (of drafting, discussion and consultation) did it take for the Civil Justice Reform (CJR) to come into effect? A.   ​Approximately 3 years​ B.  ...
July 2020
1. According to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486), upon being aware of any data breach, a data user is ____________________ to the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data or the data...
June 2020
1. An exporter in the People’s Republic of China sells a container of goods to an importer in Germany. The parties agree in writing that French law would govern their contract. The parties have a...
May 2020
1. Does the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) apply to Hong Kong? A. Yes. China is a party to the CISG and China has not expressly excluded the...
April 2020
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match answers to photos. This year we feature historical photos of Hong Kong’s main court building, the former Supreme Court, now the Court of...
January 2020
This month’s quiz focuses some of Hong Kong’s alternative means of transport and some of the rules that govern them. 1. What is the minimum gauge required for the tramway on Hong Kong Island? A...
October 2019
1. In which city were high German officials accused of war crimes tried following WWII: A. Berlin B. London C. Munich D. Nuremberg 2. The International Military Tribunal for the Far...
September 2019
Hong Kong has been slowly moving towards greater equality at the higher levels of the judiciary with the appointement last year of Beverly McLachlin and Brenda Hale as Non-Permanent Judges of the...
June 2019
The Civil Justice Reforms have been in place for many years now. This quiz tests readers knowledge of some the history to and changes brought in by the CJR. 1. Who was the Chairman of the Working...
May 2019
There are a number of cases which are very well known for the important legal principles that they have decided but often the backstory is forgotten. This month we look at some trivia from some of...
March 2019
Law students (and often lawyers) are often puzzled by the many initials used to describe judge’s and other legal professionals. This month’s quiz tests readers knowledge of some of the initials that...
February 2019
For this month’s quiz, readers are tested on their knowledge of some well-known phrases and expressions from cases, constitutions and other legal texts. 1. Which word completes the following...
January 2019
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match names to photos. This year we feature court buildings from, principally, common law jurisdictions around the world. Match the court name...
December 2018
The opening of the High Speed Railway Station in West Kowloon, has brought an enclave of Mainland Chinese jurisdiction to the Hong Kong. This month’s quiz therefore covers some of the special rules...
December 2018
The United States Supreme Court has been in the news in the past months. This quiz test readers’ knowledge of the institution. 1. The US Supreme Court was established in which year? A. 1776...
October 2018
Rounding out our foray into law and show business, this time we return to cases where celebrities have been before the courts, this time outside of Hong Kong. 1. Panayiotou v Sony Music...
August 2018
This quiz we continue to delve into the world of fiction (and, perhaps, fantasy) where lawyers are all attractive and always seem to win their cases - often because they are untroubled by pesky...
June 2018
This month, our questions concern perhaps the most famous fictional lawyer of the common law world, Horace Rumpole. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions...
April 2018
This month, we return to esoterica about members of Hong Kong’s legal community. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
March 2018