Hong Kong

This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match answers to photos. This year we feature historical photos of Hong Kong’s main court building, the former Supreme Court, now the Court of...
January 2020
The Gala Dinner, co-organized by the Faculty of Law and the HKU Law Alumni Association, was successfully held on 24 November 2019. We celebrated our achievements, thanked our teachers and renewed our...
January 2020
During this festive season, the Faculty is thrilled to see many colleagues are receiving honours and awards from both the University and other institution for their outstanding achievements. A big...
January 2020
Date: 7 February 2020 (Fri) Time: 7 pm – Lecture; 8 pm – Cocktails Venue: Moot Court, 2/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong Registration: https://qrgo.page...
January 2020
Civil procedure — costs — sanctioned offer or payment — approach to awarding of enhanced interest and indemnity costs when plaintiff did better than sanctioned offer By an order nisi it...
January 2020
Company law — scheme of arrangement — sanction by court — modifications to scheme and scheme document after distribution of scheme document, before and at scheme meeting — whether modifications...
January 2020
A barrister and a firm of solicitors were initially retained on a private basis for an Applicant in his appeal against his indecent assault conviction in the High Court. One of the grounds of appeal...
January 2020
Administrative law — Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers — Hong Kong Federation of Insurers Insurance Agents Registration Board — failure of administrative tribunal to seek proper...
January 2020
A Happy 2020 to all our readers! It has been said that on average, a majority of disputes referred to mediation are generally resolved or rather settled subject to having an effective mediator to...
January 2020
On behalf of the Law Society, Mr. CM Chan, Vice President and Chairman of the Greater China Legal Affairs Committee, attended the 11th Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Law Seminar in Guangzhou on 9 – 11...
January 2020
Whilst personal injuries cases are often known to have a greater tendency to settle out of Court, practitioners should be reminded the need for thorough and hands on preparation from early on, with a...
January 2020
On 25 October 2019, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) hosted its “Meet the Practitioners Drinks Reception for Law Students” at the Law Society. The reception was well attended by over 60 law...
January 2020
The Law Society studied a consultation paper issued by the Food and Health Bureau (“Bureau”) in September 2019 (“Consultation Paper”) on “advance directives” and “dying in place”. An “advance...
January 2020
In the recent years, we have seen an increased awareness of patients’ rights in Hong Kong. This has led to a rise in reports of medical malpractice in the media and also a rise in the number of...
January 2020
Overall, in the common law and civil law worlds, 2019 was a pretty good year for legal professional privilege. England & Wales The Court of Appeal once again appeared to try to atone for...
January 2020
Over 400 guests and members, including Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma, our Guest of Honour, gathered at the Law Society Annual Cocktail Reception, which was held at the Hong Kong Club on 19 November 2019...
January 2020
On 18 December 2019, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre published the key findings of a survey that it had commissioned to examine the trend of public opinion on the rule of law in Hong Kong....
January 2020
The Young Solicitors’ Group’s (“YSG”) Welcome Cocktail Reception for Trainee Solicitors 2019 was held on 1 November 2019. The event attracted over 70 trainee solicitors and 20 general members. In...
January 2020
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 8 courses in November 2019 which were attended by more than 280 participants. One of the 8 courses was “Criminal Advocacy” held on 21 November 2019. The...
January 2020
‘Postcards are an anonymous art. They represent a collective taste; their idiosyncrasy is of the times, not of a particular individual.’ – Ian Buruma: introduction to ‘Historical Postcards of Hong...
January 2020