Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, privacy and confidentiality is often regarded as an important advantage in arbitration proceedings, and indeed is one of the first things that will come to mind when parties consider...
November 2017
Mid-Autumn Festival is about reunions, a time to get together and celebrate with family and friends. On 23 September, the Member Benefit Committee (“MBC”) organised a mooncake workshop with a...
November 2017
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised a total of 75 seminars in September, 17 of which had an audience of over 100. These seminars included: “Dispute Resolution Clauses in...
November 2017
On 26 August, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) together with almost 70 members were honoured to host a luncheon with The Honourable Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma as the Guest of Honour. At the...
November 2017
The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) took part in the Hong Kong Law Fair 2017, held on 30 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At the Fair, YSG promoted student membership and...
November 2017
The Law Society received delegations from the Nanjing Justice Bureau as well as the Lawyers Associations of Nanjing, Wuxi, Xuzhou and Shenzhen in September. The Law Society also received legal...
November 2017
The Recreation and Sports Programme (the “Programme”) is an annual programme under the Recreation and Sports Committee (“RSC”). Its aim is to encourage members to lead a balanced life in spite of...
November 2017
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council's “Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” was held on 21 September in London, UK. Business leaders and professionals from the Mainland and Hong Kong took the opportunity...
November 2017
Proof of debt – taxed costs incurred by creditor in presenting petition – whether debt provable in bankruptcy under s. 34 or costs and charges under s. 37 – Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap. 6) The...
November 2017
At the invitation of the Law Society and Bar Council of England & Wales, President Thomas So attended the Opening of the Legal Year 2017 from 1 to 3 October. At the event, the President was also...
November 2017
The Law Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malaysian Bar in January 2016. Since then, both organisations have been working jointly on ways to foster collaboration among our...
November 2017
On 23 September, the Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights organised a "Roundtable: Children’s Commission in Hong Kong". The Law Society is one of the co-organisers. The Roundtable aims to pool...
November 2017
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November 2017
The Annual Swimming Gala 2017, organised by the Law Society Swimming Team, was successfully held on 20 August. Despite it being one of the hottest days this summer, over 200 members, their children,...
November 2017
The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) held its annual flagship event, “Meet the Practitioners Drinks Reception for Law Students”, on 15 September when over 100 law students and 40 practitioners...
November 2017
Lord (David) Neuberger of Abbotsbury reflects on his career having recently stepped down as the President of the UK Supreme Court. On 4 September 2017, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury officially...
November 2017
A Seminar on “Arbitration: New Challenges and Opportunities” was held at the Function Hall of Justice Place on 25 September. The Seminar presented views on conflict of interest in arbitration and...
November 2017
Hong Kong is a multicultural society with people from diverse social and religious backgrounds. In response to the suggestion of our young members, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) launched its...
November 2017
The Professional Indemnity Scheme (“PIS”) provides compulsory professional indemnity to Hong Kong law firms against losses arising from civil liability incurred in connection with their practices....
November 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