From the Secretariat

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...
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...
November 2016
(updated as of 30 September 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,203 Members with practising certificate 8,932 (out of whom, 6,657 (75%)...
November 2016
(updated as of 31 August 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,164 Members with practising certificate 8,883 (out of whom, 6,656 (75%) are...
October 2016
Globalisation facilitates mobility of people, capital, goods and services across national borders. As international commercial transactions grow, lawyers find themselves increasingly involved in...
October 2016
(updated as of 31 July 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,119 Members with practising certificate 8,836 (out of whom, 6,661 (75%) are in...
September 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...
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...
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...
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...
June 2016
(updated as of 31 March 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 9,990 Members with practising certificate 8,664 (out of whom, 6,590 (76%) are in...
May 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...
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...
April 2016
(updated as of 29 February 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 9,925 Members with practising certificate 8,584 (out of whom, 6,548 (76...
April 2016
(updated as of 31 January 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 9,859 Members with practising certificate 8,508 (out of whom, 6,521 (77...
March 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...
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...
February 2016
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...
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...
January 2016
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...
January 2016