Chief Executive Policy Address for 2020

The Law Society responded to the Public Consultation on the Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2020 with the assistance of 13 specialist committees. A joint submission was prepared and was endorsed by the Council. In the submission, a number of policy initiatives were put forward. These included reform of the financial services regime, legal aid, use of technology, judiciary resources as well as policy proposals in various practice areas. We consider that the Government, while fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, must not lose sight of other important policy initiatives that underpin economic, financial and social recovery. Given the social events of last year and the pandemic, it becomes more apparent that a set of clear and effective policies should be put in place in order to help Hong Kong steer clear at times of economic hardship. A copy of the submission could be found at our website: http://www.