From the Secretariat

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
(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 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
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
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
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...
December 2015
Two new operation models for law firms in Hong Kong are in the pipeline, limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) and corporations. Both models require legislative amendments. LLP is...
December 2015
November 2015 marks the beginning of the 12th year since the Law Society’s mandatory Risk Management Education (“RME”) Programme was first launched in 2004. All practising...
November 2015
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...
November 2015
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...
October 2015
The Legal Practitioners (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (the “Ordinance”) which allows law firms in Hong Kong to operate in the form of a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) is...
October 2015
In August 2015, the Law Society launched a new Mediator Admission Scheme (“Admission Scheme”) in place of the previous Mediator Accreditation Scheme. The Law Society used to...
September 2015
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...
September 2015
From the Secretartiat The spotting of Earth 2.0 by NASA stimulates worldwide discussions on possible additional habitat for humans as technology may some day allow us to travel a light year within...
August 2015
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...
July 2015
LawSociety-Lexis is an offsite research platform available exclusively to Law Society members, foreign lawyers registered with the Law Society and trainee solicitors. This platform is available...
July 2015
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...
July 2015
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...
June 2015
Over 55 members attended the Law Society’s 2015 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on 14 May. Our Clubhouse was fully packed that evening. Apart from the AGM proper, there were two...
June 2015