Legal Trivia Quiz

This month’s quiz focuses some of Hong Kong’s alternative means of transport and some of the rules that govern them. 1. What is the minimum gauge required for the tramway on Hong Kong Island? A...
October 2019
1. In which city were high German officials accused of war crimes tried following WWII: A. Berlin B. London C. Munich D. Nuremberg 2. The International Military Tribunal for the Far...
September 2019
Hong Kong has been slowly moving towards greater equality at the higher levels of the judiciary with the appointement last year of Beverly McLachlin and Brenda Hale as Non-Permanent Judges of the...
June 2019
The Civil Justice Reforms have been in place for many years now. This quiz tests readers knowledge of some the history to and changes brought in by the CJR. 1. Who was the Chairman of the Working...
May 2019
There are a number of cases which are very well known for the important legal principles that they have decided but often the backstory is forgotten. This month we look at some trivia from some of...
March 2019
Law students (and often lawyers) are often puzzled by the many initials used to describe judge’s and other legal professionals. This month’s quiz tests readers knowledge of some of the initials that...
February 2019
For this month’s quiz, readers are tested on their knowledge of some well-known phrases and expressions from cases, constitutions and other legal texts. 1. Which word completes the following...
January 2019
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match names to photos. This year we feature court buildings from, principally, common law jurisdictions around the world. Match the court name...
December 2018
The opening of the High Speed Railway Station in West Kowloon, has brought an enclave of Mainland Chinese jurisdiction to the Hong Kong. This month’s quiz therefore covers some of the special rules...
December 2018
The United States Supreme Court has been in the news in the past months. This quiz test readers’ knowledge of the institution. 1. The US Supreme Court was established in which year? A. 1776...
October 2018
Rounding out our foray into law and show business, this time we return to cases where celebrities have been before the courts, this time outside of Hong Kong. 1. Panayiotou v Sony Music...
August 2018
This quiz we continue to delve into the world of fiction (and, perhaps, fantasy) where lawyers are all attractive and always seem to win their cases - often because they are untroubled by pesky...
June 2018
This month, our questions concern perhaps the most famous fictional lawyer of the common law world, Horace Rumpole. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions...
April 2018
This month, we return to esoterica about members of Hong Kong’s legal community. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
March 2018
This month, we focus on Hong Kong celebrities and artistes who have found themselves before the Hong Kong courts for a variety of reasons. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark,...
January 2018
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match names to photos. This year we feature famous female judges and jurists from Hong Kong and abroad. The questions have been prepared by...
December 2017
This month, we focus on current and historical borders and other geographical oddities. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in...
November 2017
This month, we test readers’ knowledge of the Basic Law.. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most...
October 2017
Hong Kong has a bilingual legal system. But, in fact, remnants of a third language, Latin, can still be heard in the courts and can find their way into judgments and submissions. This month, we test...
September 2017
This month, we focus on the prosecution of criminal offences in Hong Kong and some of the colourful prosecutors who have appeared before the courts. The questions have been prepared by Douglas...
August 2017