Mr. Ambrose Lam

President

I still recall my first President’s Message in Hong Kong Lawyer when I was elected President in May 2013 – I said, “I believe that unity is the key to a strong legal profession”. I have never felt so...
5 August 2014
I have heard views and comments from members about taxation of party and party costs at the District Court and the High Court. I was told that taxing masters were observed taxing down and taxing off...
18 July 2014
I am immensely honoured to be re-elected President for a second term on 19 May. Twelve months flashed past. It seemed not too long ago when I thanked my fellow Council members for their vote of...
1 June 2014
The majority of Hong Kong firms are sole proprietorships and firms with up to 5 partners representing 45% and 44% respectively of 823 local firms currently in operation. These two categories engage...
1 May 2014
Hong Kong prides itself as an open and free market in every way. It has permitted foreign lawyers and foreign law firms to operate in the territory to advise on foreign law since as early as the...
1 April 2014
Among the many duties as President, I consider the active exploration of business opportunities for members of the Law Society one of the most important. I have represented the Law Society at...
18 March 2014
In my speech at the recent Ceremonial Opening of Legal Year on 13 January, I highlighted the growing divergence between the normal average chargeable hourly rates of solicitors and the recommended...
15 February 2014
Every year, the Council of the Law Society organises an offsite strategy planning meeting to review the current strategies and formulate our future plans. While visiting the Korean Bar Association...
17 January 2014
We take pride in being lawyers because we play an important role in society which distinguishes our profession from others - we help others realise and take advantage of their rights, promote the...
18 December 2013
To build a global network and enhance the profession’s international image and capability, the Law Society has been actively promoting the culture of reaching out. One way is to encourage...
10 November 2013
At the invitation of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, I, together with Ms. Elsie Leung, former Secretary for Justice, had a very pleasant opportunity to share our experiences with our...
11 October 2013
With increasing globalisation, it is pertinent that we keep ourselves fully abreast of not only what is happening in our own jurisdiction, but also around the globe. We are now in a fast-changing...
5 September 2013
I enjoy very much the lively discussions at Law Society meetings, and we often joke at our Council meetings that with 20 Council members, we could easily come up with 22 different views on a subject...
4 August 2013
My first very pleasant task as President was to lead a Law Society 20-member delegation to Taiwan at the end of May. It was our first official visit to Taiwan and we were honoured by a very warm...
7 July 2013
Confucius once said: “At 30, I established my stand. At 40, I had no delusions. At 50, I knew my destiny.” Honoured by your generous trust and support, I stand ready to face the exciting challenges...
7 June 2013
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