President's Message

Since as early as 2003 after the signing of the main text of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement ("CEPA") on 29 June 2003, the Law Society has been lobbying for...
November 2020
As of 22 September 2020, according to the statistics of the World Health Organisation (“WHO”), there have been 31,174,627 confirmed cases of COVID-19 including 962,613 deaths, and 222,256 new daily...
October 2020
It has been two months since the coming into effect of the National Security Legislation (“NSL”) on 30 June 2020. Since then, a series of measures have been announced by some overseas jurisdictions...
September 2020
The Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“National Security Law”) is an important legislation for Hong Kong. No...
August 2020
  It is my greatest honour to be given the opportunity to serve as President of the Law Society for the third term from 9 June 2020. I am deeply grateful for the trust and confidence that...
July 2020
I first took office as President of the Law Society in June 2018. I have assumed this role for nearly two years at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting in the early hours of 29 May 2020....
June 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has shaken the world. Legal professional bodies and associations are all looking at ways to assist their members. In early March, we have written to over 130 legal bodies to...
May 2020
On 11 March, the World Health Organisation characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic. The disease is spreading rapidly around the world. It is important that everyone continues taking all necessary...
April 2020
The passing of the Government’s HK$30 billion virus-aid package through the legislature, the reduction of rents by up to 60 percent by some landlords and commercial property owners to help mitigate...
March 2020
The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animals’ cycle of the Chinese Astrology. As such, 2020 is not only the start of a new decade, it also coincides with the Chinese zodiac symbol of a new beginning...
February 2020
On 18 December 2019, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre published the key findings of a survey that it had commissioned to examine the trend of public opinion on the rule of law in Hong Kong....
January 2020
In 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt said of Christmas, “it is well for all humanity to remind itself that while this is in its name a Christian celebration, it is participated in reverently and...
December 2019
In my speech at the Opening of the Legal Year in January this year, I quoted from an article in the Economist, “Do social media threaten democracy?” which stated: “... Everyone who has scrolled...
November 2019
Order and security is one of the defining aspects of a rule of law society. It is a pre-condition for the realisation of the rights and freedoms that the rule of law seeks to advance. Hong Kong has...
October 2019
It has been said that if Hong Kong people have a defining ideology, it is the rule of law. It has also been said that the rule of law is one of Hong Kong's greatest strengths. It is the...
September 2019
In his judgment in Kong Hoi Lam v Cheung Yuk Kwan [2015] HKEC 2563, Judge Bharwaney made a “plea to the Secretary for Welfare and Labour and to the Commissioner of Labour, and to all those...
August 2019
In late 2015, concerns were expressed to the Law Society regarding some registered foreign lawyers (“RFLs”) practising Hong Kong law and holding themselves out to do so in their official websites. As...
July 2019
In the latest population projections 2017 - 2066 by the Census and Statistics Department of the Government, the proportion of population aged 65 or above is projected to increase from 17 percent in...
June 2019
By setting a clear regional development strategy, the State Council’s Outline Development Plan (“Plan”) for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (“Greater Bay Area”) aims at coordinating...
May 2019
Article 35 of the Basic Law guarantees Hong Kong residents the right to confidential legal advice, access to the courts, choice of lawyers for timely protection of their lawful rights and interests...
April 2019