News from Hong Kong Society of Notaries

At its Annual General Meeting on 11th October 2017, the Hong Kong Society of Notaries appointed 13 Councilors for the coming term. In February 2018, Mr. Chu Kuo Fai and Ms. Lam Yuet Ming Emily were further co-opted as Council Members.

The Society is pleased to announce that Mr. Robin Miles Bridge and Ms. Elsie Oi Sie Leung, GBM, JP, have been elected as members to the Roll of Honour for their distinguished service to the Society, its Council and the development of the notarial profession in Hong Kong.

The Society currently has 372 members, the majority of which have over 15 years post-admission qualification as solicitors. Notaries Public are primarily concerned with the preparation and authentication of documents for use abroad, serving a vital role in international trade.

The last Notaries Public examination was held in 2015 when 22 out of 201 candidates who sat for examination passed the qualifying examination. We plan to hold our next qualification examination in February or March 2019. Solicitors with 7 years’ post-qualification experience will be eligible to sit for examination. A training course on notarial practice and bills of exchange will be held in August 2018.

Details of the examination and the training course will be announced in May 2018 through the Law Society of Hong Kong and in our website at


Ph.D. Candidate, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law and Research Affiliate at Tufts University, SovereigNET, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Research Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law and Ph.D. Candidate at Ghent University