From the Secretariat

The Law Society's Memorandum and Articles of Association are important constitutional documents. They set out the objects of the Law Society, its membership composition, members' rights and...
October 2019
In the coming months, many major international events have been lined up in Hong Kong for the legal profession. In particular, the week commencing 4 November has been designated as the Legal Week -...
September 2019
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the estimated amount of money laundered globally in one year is two to five percent of the global GDP, or US$800 billion - US$2 trillion....
August 2019
Recently, quite a number of enquiries on the regulation of the offer of pro bono legal services to the public have been raised. Let us start with the basic requirement. Where a person is held out...
July 2019
Traditionally, law firms in Hong Kong operate in the form of a sole proprietorship or a general partnership. Under the Partnership Ordinance (Cap. 38), every partner in a general partnership is...
June 2019
“Location, Location, Location” goes the classic advice, stressing the importance of the location of a business to its success. In deciding the location, consideration is normally given to factors...
May 2019
Two sets of amendments to the Solicitors (Professional Indemnity) Rules (“PIS Rules”) have been gazetted and are scheduled to take effect within 2019, subject to negative vetting by LegCo. They...
April 2019
(updated as of 31 January 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,246 Members with practising certificate 9,757 (out of whom, 7,413 (76%) are...
March 2019
The legal profession is constantly evolving with the changing social and economic environment. However, the impact of the changes to the global legal services market in the last 20 years is probably...
March 2019
Whatever dreams we wish to fulfil in life, we need an education to equip us with the necessary knowledge - knowledge that leads us onto the right path. To many fortunate ones, education is a natural...
February 2019
Numerous memorable movies and TV series build their plot around the work of lawyers. The dramatic arc is always about a dispute of some sort with lawyers arguing eloquently as litigators in court...
January 2019
The news of US$23 million being swindled out of a businesswoman in an online romance scam hit the headline recently in Hong Kong. Readers may find such news hard to believe, considering the amount of...
December 2018
(updated as of 31 October 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,156 Members with practising certificate 9,793 (out of whom, 7,226 (74%) are...
December 2018
(updated as of 30 September 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,074 Members with practising certificate 9,708 (out of whom, 7,...
November 2018
The Law Society’s submissions on the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address in August focused on three broad aspects: Facilitating the development of the legal profession to support Hong Kong’s...
November 2018
“In last year’s Budget, I reserved $10 billion for supporting I & T development. This year, I will set aside an additional $50 billion.” said the Financial Secretary in his 2018-19 Budget speech...
October 2018
(updated as of 31 July 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,997 Members with practising certificate 9,631 (out of whom, 7,159 (74%)...
September 2018
The amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (“AMLO”) and the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (“CO”) have come into operation since 1...
September 2018
(updated as of 30 June 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,957 Members with practising certificate 9,585 (out of whom, 7,169 (75%)...
August 2018