Hong Kong

AU MAN WAN TERESA commenced practice as the sole practitioner of Au Man Wan & Co. as from 20/01/2017. BISHOP ANDREW JOHN joined White & Case as a partner as from 06/02/2017. CHAN...
March 2017
The Belt and Road Initiative is a monumental development strategy launched by China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013. The Initiative has since been a topic of broad discussion at all levels. Although...
March 2017
Since the launch of the Law Week in 1991, new initiatives have been introduced to meet the needs of different social segments throughout the years. For over a decade, the Young Solicitors Group (“YSG...
March 2017
Arbitral award – setting aside – application to set aside under Sch. 2 s. 4 on ground of serious irregularity – where no express in agreement that Sch. 2 would apply, court had no jurisdiction –...
March 2017
Witness – law enforcement officer witness – rule that judge must not suggest to jury that law enforcement officers more unlikely than other witnesses to fabricate evidence D was convicted of...
March 2017
Affidavits – direction made in proceedings for committal for criminal contempt that affidavits or affirmations of Secretary for Justice’s witnesses stand as evidence-in-chief The Secretary for...
March 2017
Admissions – equivocal or ambiguous statements The Appellant was directed to go through a customs inspection when she arrived at Hong Kong International Airport from Kuala Lumpur in 2012. ...
March 2017
As reported in Industry Insights in June 2016, in Persona Digital Telephony & Anor v The Minister for Public Enterprise & Ors [2016] IEHC 187, the Irish High Court...
March 2017
Illegality – illegal agreement to develop houses under Small House Policy – whether doctrine of locus poenitentiae applied – claim for return of land would fail where legal title to property no...
March 2017
Defamation – damages – general damages – libel action by plaintiff who was not named in article in question – trial judge plainly wrong in assessing number of people who would have read defamatory...
March 2017
Evidence of uncharged acts – could not be used to establish elements of offence or offences charged D was convicted of two counts of unlawful trafficking in dangerous drugs, namely 1.66 kg of...
March 2017
In our profession, there are always two sides to a story; the key is the ability to see it. What better way to capture the beautiful side of things than with a camera! The Photography Interest...
March 2017
The Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) highly values our members’ feedbacks and opinions as they are essential to the continuous improvement of our work. We launched the “Survey on Young Members’ Needs...
March 2017
On New Year’s Day 2017, about a dozen members of the Hiking Team and Distance Running Team participated in a joint team outing in the north east New Territories to welcome the New Year in style....
March 2017
The first Law Week in 1991 evinced the aspiration of the Law Society to enhance the community’s legal knowledge and to promote available legal services in the community. New features are introduced...
March 2017
“Teen Talk” is one of the flagship events of the Law Society, focusing on serving young people and the broader community. The event set a new record with a total of 937 students from over 94 schools...
March 2017
The 2017 Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year was held on 9 January. Eminent bar leaders from abroad gathered in Hong Kong to experience and witness this solemn ceremony. The Law Society was honoured...
March 2017
To celebrate the 72nd Taiwan Judicial Festival, the Judicial Yuan of Taiwan, the Ministry of Justice and the Taiwan Bar Association jointly held a symposium on 11 January which attracted about 250...
March 2017
The Hong Kong Academy of Law (“Academy”) organised 8 seminars in January. A seminar entitled “Taxation of Costs” was held on 16 January. It provided participants with a general overview of the...
March 2017
The Young Solicitors Group (“YSG”) together with the Macau Lawyers Association (“MLA”) and Young Barristers’ Committee (“YBC”) of the Hong Kong Bar Association successfully co-organised a Macau Study...
March 2017