Hong Kong

On 30 April, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) organised its first Explore HK event, a series aimed at helping our members explore the lesser known sides of Hong Kong, so as to understand and...
July 2017
Costs – taxation – Department of Justice, as receiving party in taxation of costs in criminal appeal, should provide information on seniority of Government counsel involved in appeal The question...
July 2017
Recent headlines in the local press that convictions for money laundering were on the decrease and this was apparently cause for concern need to be given some context. First, there is no offence...
July 2017
Hong Kong's ever-closer relationship with mainland China may be good for business, but it poses growing corporate governance challenges for the former British colony, which this weekend marks 20...
July 2017
Fresh evidence – appeal proceedings – refusal to admit evidence on appeal – no reasonable explanation advanced for failure to adduce such evidence at first instance – court not satisfied admitting...
July 2017
The central banks of China and Hong Kong on Sunday, 2 July, said non-mainland investors can start trading Chinese corporate bonds in a trial beginning on Monday, confirming a calendar...
July 2017
Parties – person assisting claimant in Labour Tribunal proceedings found guilty of insulting behaviour – proper parties to appeal – person committed for contempt and Secretary for Justice as...
July 2017
Prosecution’s duty of disclosure – suggestions as to improvement of system for ensuring that proper disclosure made D faced a count of conspiracy to throw corrosive fluid, namely sulphuric acid,...
July 2017
The last time the District Court’s monetary jurisdiction increased was in 2003. In summary, that increase was to the current level of HK$1 million for general civil claims and HK$3 million for land-...
July 2017
The Criminal Law and Procedure Committee met the representatives from the Correctional Services Department (“CSD”) on 2 June to discuss various logistics issues relating to legal visits....
July 2017
Scheme of arrangement – liquidation – scheme proposed expeditious distribution of large surplus and avoided litigation over legal issues – determining classes of creditors: in insolvency commonality...
July 2017
On 29 April, the Young Solicitor’s Group (“YSG”) organised its first Distinguished Speakers’ Luncheon of 2017. We were honoured to have Professor Lam Chiu-ying, SBS, former-Director of the Hong Kong...
July 2017
Rule 5B(1) and (2) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (“SPR”) Rules 7, 10(1), 10(3), 10A, 11(1) and (2) of the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (“SAR”) Hearing Date 23 May 2016 and 3 November...
July 2017
Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 35 seminars in March, 27 seminars in April, 34 seminars in May and 32 seminars in June. A Conference on Insolvency Law and Practice was held on 9 March. It...
July 2017
Criminal Law Conference 2017 was held on 20 May at the Function Hall of the Justice Place. It was co-organised by the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Department of Justice and the Hong Kong Bar...
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
The Law Society devotes much effort in assisting our young members to broaden their international legal horizons. One way of fulfilling this objective is through organising internship programmes...
July 2017
Job Matching 2.0: Branding Yourself for Success on Social Network On 25 May, the In-House Lawyers Committee (“IHLC”) organised a seminar under the In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series 2017...
July 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
The Law Society has been actively promoting the role of Hong Kong solicitors in the development of the Belt and Road Initiative. The Initiative has a vast coverage. To begin with, the Law Society...
July 2017