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The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 60 courses in October attended by approximately 3,000 participants. One of the 60 courses was “Law Practice in the Bitcoin Era” held on 24 October. The...
13 December 2019
The Law Society co-organised a breakfast session with the Hong Kong Bar Association on 26 September on the occasion of the IBA Annual Conference held in Seoul. The session was on “Hong Kong’s Unique...
14 November 2019
On 21 September, the Young Solicitors’ Group (“YSG”) hosted a Joint Professional Networking Event titled “Exploring the World of Wines” which was well attended by members of the young groups, and...
14 November 2019
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 53 courses in September with more than 3,000 participants. One of the 53 courses was “Training Programme on the Unified Screening...
14 November 2019
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX") received comments from market practitioners that certain requirements currently set out in its guidance materials should be codified in the Main Board...
14 November 2019
Rules 2(a),(d), (e) and (f), 5(2) and 5(3) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (“SPR”) Rule 8 of the Trainee Solicitors Rules (“TSR”) Principles 2.03 and 10.03 of the Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide...
14 November 2019
Rule 2(a), (c) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules (“SPR”) Date of the Findings and Order: 20 September 2019 On 16 July 2019, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found...
14 November 2019
It was a busy summer for the Law Society Swimming Team which participated in two very challenging external swimming events and organised the annual Swimming Gala for members’ children. Macau Open...
18 October 2019
Following the overwhelming response from members in 2017, the Member Benefit Committee once again organised a guided visit to the Court of Final Appeal (“CFA”) on 11 September and 17 members attended...
18 October 2019
In view of the huge demand for various professional legal services in the Greater Bay Area, a delegation of lawyers specialised in foreign matters in Guangdong visited the Law Society on 8 August. Mr...
18 October 2019
To foster understanding and exchanges between the legal professions in Hong Kong and Hainan, as well as to promote Hong Kong’s legal services, a delegation consisting of 20 lawyers led by President...
18 October 2019
As a “Hong Kong Partner”, the Law Society participated in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s SmartHK in Guangzhou on 27 August. Mr. Alan Lau, member of the Greater China Legal Affairs...
18 October 2019
To promote the development of the Belt and Road Initiative, the Guangdong Lawyers Association held the Second China (Guangdong) Belt and Road Legal Services Forum on 23 and 24 August under the theme...
18 October 2019
The Law Society has jointly organised the Straits Law Forum (“Forum”) with a number of cross-strait academic and professional organisations since 2003 at the invitation of the Organising Committee of...
18 October 2019
At the invitation of the Indonesian Advocates Association (“PERADI”), Vice-President C.M. Chan attended the IBA-PERADI Corporate Counsel Conference in Bali, Indonesia on 8 August. As one of the...
18 October 2019
The Law Society and the Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 39 courses in August with a total of 1,965 participants. One of the 39 courses was “Stock Trading Policy for Law Firms” held on 23 August...
18 October 2019
A Sub-Committee of the Law Reform Commission (“LRC”) in May 2019 published a consultation paper to invite public views on a set of preliminary proposals for reform of the law relating...
18 October 2019
Employment law — termination of employment — wrongful termination —appeal against findings in favour of employer on “valid reason” implied term — allowed, with case remitted for consideration of such...
6 September 2019
Criminal law and procedure — trial — entitlement to interpretation facilities — component of right to fair trial — inadequacy of interpretation resulting in denial of fair trial D was convicted of...
6 September 2019
Civil procedure — application to appellate court for leave to amend pleadings after judgment given against applicants at first instance — proposed amendments raised new case and entailed withdrawal...
6 September 2019
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