Profession

Members of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, Clerks and others interested in the disciplinary process gathered on 23 October 2013 at which the Tribunal Convenor Albert T da Rosa Jr., Deputy...
March 2014
Three veteran lawyers and leaders of key international legal associations give us the low-down on the current state of legal practice, and how firms should gear up for more cross-border competition,...
February 2014
Ludwig Ng, Partner ONC Lawyers Money does not produce justice but it is nonetheless required to fund the process. The author explores here the age-old law of maintenance and champerty, and how...
February 2014
The first meeting of the Law Society’s recently-formed Arbitration Committee took place on 15 January 2014. The terms of reference of the Arbitration Committee are: To promote arbitration as a...
February 2014
This is an excerpt of the speech that Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal Mr. Geoffrey Mah gave during last month’s Ceremonial Opening of the Legal Year 2014, where he stressed the importance...
February 2014
In Re Mably [2013] HKEC 1964, CACV No. 173 of 2013, the Court of Appeal upheld a judgment of the Chief Judge, thereby allowing the ad hoc admission to the Hong Kong Bar of a junior English barrister...
January 2014
We kick off 2014 by talking to the chair of the working group that spearheaded a major review and revision of the Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide to Professional Conduct, Volume 1 (the “Guide”), which...
January 2014
“My supervisor… knows how to handle clients and she always has patience with us. I didn’t do very well in one of the weeks and didn’t give very good work on the legal brief... she sent me an email to...
January 2014
Among 2013’s landmarks in the legal sector stands the October 21 retirement of Mr. Justice Patrick Chan as Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”). A member of the CFA since 2000, Chan J...
December 2013
Companies using new technologies to provide cheaper legal services have taken a chunk of business away from corporate law firms, and could take away even more, a law professor told a high-powered...
December 2013
Admission of overseas junior counsel rarely justifiable in terms of public interest — should not threaten development and maintenance of local junior Bar Five defendants, including a former Chief...
December 2013
Legal services firm Practical Law has expanded into China, its parent company Thomson Reuters announced last week. Practical Law China provides a set of distinct toolkits which focus on the most...
November 2013
Two experts on legal fees shared tips on how companies hiring lawyers can lower their costs at a conference in San Francisco recently. Steven Tasher and Lindsay Tasher of the consulting firm Wyatt...
November 2013
Companies using new technologies to provide cheaper legal services have taken a chunk of business away from corporate law firms, and could take away even more, a law professor told a high-powered...
October 2013
To honour Law Society members, trainee solicitors, registered foreign lawyers as well as law firms that have delivered volunteer legal and community services to the general public in need, the Law...
October 2013
Across the globe, there has been growing interest in Diversity and Inclusion (“D...
October 2013
Crossing a new frontier in Southeast Asia, the Philadelphia-based Duane Morris has become the first US law firm to establish an office in Myanmar, the firm announced last week, Reuters reported....
September 2013
Admission of overseas counsel for particular case — only rarely would identity or standing of parties involved be factor in favour of admission of overseas counsel The defendant (“D”) was...
September 2013
A series of confessions by foreign and local executives on mainland China's state-controlled television has spurred anxiety among the business community about a trend that some lawyers say makes a...
September 2013