From the Secretariat

The defeat of Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player, by Google’s Alpha Go in May last year rocked the world, and was heralded by the tech community as the triumph of artificial intelligence (AI) over the...
February 2018
The circulation of Hong Kong Lawyer covers not only legal practitioners in Hong Kong, but also those around the world. The journal’s bilingual content attracts readers from both the English and the...
January 2018
(updated as of 30 November 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,783 Members with practising certificate 9,447 (out of whom, 6,939 (73...
January 2018
Stress, long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion… This cannot be what we want the life of a lawyer to be! Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires a high level of work...
December 2017
(updated as of 31 October 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,732 Members with practising certificate 9,398 (out of whom, 6,909 (74...
December 2017
A recent television programme interviewed a business owner on her experience in using online service providers (“OSP”) to manage her legal documents. Typically, OSPs provide standard document...
November 2017
(updated as of 30 September 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,661 Members with practising certificate 9,321 (out of whom, 6,886 (...
November 2017
Intervention into the practice of a law firm is a serious measure and the exercise of such power by the Law Society is strictly governed under the law. The circumstances upon which the Council can do...
October 2017
(updated as of 31 August 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,628 Members with practising certificate 9,283 (out of whom, 6,894 (74...
October 2017
It normally takes seven years to qualify as a solicitor in Hong Kong through the trainee solicitor route. Out of this period, nearly one-third (ie, two years) must be spent in a traineeship with a...
September 2017
(updated as of 31 July 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,592 Members with practising certificate 9,237 (out of whom, 6,892 (...
September 2017
The breakneck pace at which technology evolves is marvelling. Its ubiquity creates an omnipresent influence on even the most intransigent of luddites. The legal profession, which is famed for its...
August 2017
(updated as of 30 June 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,558 Members with practising certificate 9,205 (out of whom, 6,896 (75%)...
August 2017
(updated as of 31 May 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,518 Members with practising certificate 9,152 (out of whom, 6,883 (75...
July 2017
Over 120 members attended the Law Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on 26 May. The Clubhouse was packed to the brim. Apart from the AGM proper, two additional events took place. The...
July 2017
To be able to practise as a solicitor is not a right, but a privilege. As a member of the profession, we are respected as trusted advisers and we play a key role in the administration of justice as...
June 2017
(updated as of 30 April 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,483 Members with practising certificate 9,116 (out of whom, 6,881 (...
June 2017
(updated as of 31 March 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,443 Members with practising certificate 9,076 (out of whom, 6,881 (76%) are...
May 2017
The Report on Global Regulation and Trade in Legal Services published by the International Bar Association in 2014 collated rich data set on a global scale on the regulation of domestic and cross-...
May 2017
Hong Kong is well known as a highly competitive global city and a leading international financial centre. We achieved flying colours in a number of international rankings. Just to name a few, Hong...
April 2017