President's Message

It has been said that if Hong Kong people have a defining ideology, it is the rule of law. It has also been said that the rule of law is one of Hong Kong's greatest strengths. It is the...
September 2019
In his judgment in Kong Hoi Lam v Cheung Yuk Kwan [2015] HKEC 2563, Judge Bharwaney made a “plea to the Secretary for Welfare and Labour and to the Commissioner of Labour, and to all those...
August 2019
In late 2015, concerns were expressed to the Law Society regarding some registered foreign lawyers (“RFLs”) practising Hong Kong law and holding themselves out to do so in their official websites. As...
July 2019
In the latest population projections 2017 - 2066 by the Census and Statistics Department of the Government, the proportion of population aged 65 or above is projected to increase from 17 percent in...
June 2019
By setting a clear regional development strategy, the State Council’s Outline Development Plan (“Plan”) for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) aims at coordinating...
May 2019
Article 35 of the Basic Law guarantees Hong Kong residents the right to confidential legal advice, access to the courts, choice of lawyers for timely protection of their lawful rights and interests...
April 2019
The right to confidential legal advice and choice of lawyers for timely protection of one’s lawful rights is a constitutional entitlement that every Hong Kong resident enjoys under Article 35 of the...
March 2019
“An important event in the legal calendar this year will be the Eleventh Lawasia Conference to be staged here in September. The Law Society and the Bar will play host to delegates from 21 countries....
February 2019
Hong Kong’s current legislation in respect of non-lawyer involvement in legal practices leaves little to interpretation. The laws, rules and regulations currently in place in Hong Kong make it...
January 2019
Qualification as a legal practitioner has been stereotyped traditionally as leading to a career in law firm practice. Nevertheless, lawyers with their unique skill set are also suited to play active...
December 2018
As a legal service hub in Asia, Hong Kong is blessed with legal talent from around the world. As of the end of September, there were 85 foreign law firms and 1,533 registered foreign lawyers (“RFL”)...
November 2018
One of the major aspects of the work of the Law Society is to promote legal knowledge to all walks of life and to raise awareness of the importance of the Rule of Law and the strength of our judicial...
October 2018
In early August, I attended the 2018 Presidents’ Summit of POLA (Presidents of Law Associations in Asia) held in Canberra on behalf of the Law Society. The statistics shared in one of the sessions...
September 2018
Not only am I humbled by the trust that the Council has placed in me to take the helm, I am also immensely proud to be part of a team that embraces the values of diversity and inclusion. Most of our...
August 2018
I wish to acknowledge the immense contribution of those who have previously served in this office of President of the Law Society, particularly Mr Thomas So who has immediately preceded me. They...
July 2018
An increasing number of Law Society members work as in-house lawyers. This phenomenon seems to be a world trend. In Hong Kong, one in four practising solicitors now works in-house. With the...
June 2018
The Council of the Law Society pays a courtesy visit to the relevant authorities and institutions in Beijing every year. The visit offers a valuable opportunity for Council members to have a face-to-...
May 2018
Most people in Hong Kong have their ancestral roots in the Guangdong Province with strong links at the village and kinship levels. We also share a common dialect, the unique Cantonese dialect, which...
April 2018
The 2018 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual guide published by The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s No. 1 think tank, was released on 2 February 2018. Hong Kong tops the Index again as the world’s...
March 2018
In December 2017, the Hong Kong SAR Government signed an Arrangement (the ‘Arrangement’) with the National Development and Reform Commission for Advancing Hong Kong’s Full Participation in and...
February 2018