From the Secretariat

Hong Kong is well known as a highly competitive global city and a leading international financial centre. We achieved flying colours in a number of international rankings. Just to name a few, Hong...
April 2017
(updated as of 28 February 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,415 Members with practising certificate 9,016 (out of whom, 6,860 (76...
April 2017
(updated as of 31 January 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,360 Members with practising certificate 8,931 (out of whom, 6,828 (76%) are...
March 2017
One year has elapsed since the introduction of Limited Liability Partnerships (“LLPs”) for law firms in Hong Kong last March. There are currently 22 law firms practising as LLPs pursuant to the Legal...
March 2017
Currently, there are about 9,000 solicitors holding a practising certificate. Out of them, about 50 percent are holding a practising certificate that does not have any prohibition against the holder...
February 2017
(updated as of 31 December 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,345 Members with practising certificate 9,076 (out of whom, 6,734 (74...
February 2017
The 3+3+4 academic structure was implemented with the introduction of the new senior secondary curriculum in 2009. In 2012, the last cohort of Form 7 students taking the Hong Kong Advanced Level...
January 2017
(updated as of 30 November 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,327 Members with practising certificate 9,061 (out of whom, 6,718 (74%)...
January 2017
Although men and women are not equally distributed around the globe, they are more or less evenly split in number. According to the 2015 estimates by the United Nations, there are 101.8 men for every...
December 2016
(updated as of 30 September 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,203 Members with practising certificate 8,932 (out of whom, 6,657 (75%)...
November 2016
Fictional television programmes may exert a powerful influence on community attitudes towards a subject matter or a class of people because of their broad reach and appeal. The viewers may get so...
November 2016
Globalisation facilitates mobility of people, capital, goods and services across national borders. As international commercial transactions grow, lawyers find themselves increasingly involved in...
October 2016
(updated as of 31 August 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,164 Members with practising certificate 8,883 (out of whom, 6,656 (75%) are...
October 2016
(updated as of 31 July 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,119 Members with practising certificate 8,836 (out of whom, 6,661 (75%) are in...
September 2016
The astounding advances in technology in the past few decades have been silently shaping the way we behave. We can now easily access information and instantly connect with others online. The default...
September 2016
The regulatory jurisdiction of the Law Society extends to the conduct of a person who is, or was at the relevant time a Hong Kong solicitor, a registered foreign lawyer, a trainee solicitor or an...
August 2016
The amendments to the Solicitors’ Accounts Rules (Cap. 159, Sub. Leg. F) (the “Rules”) came into effect on 1 July 2016. The changes to the Rules were publicised over one year ago. During the past...
July 2016
Over 140 members attended the AGM held on 26 May at the Law Society Clubhouse. Apart from the AGM proper, three presentation ceremonies took place on the same occasion. The first was the...
June 2016
Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is well known to most as a tourist attraction. Yet, as the economic activities between China and the Czech Republic increase, it will be useful...
May 2016
(updated as of 31 March 2016): Members (with or without practising certificate) 9,990 Members with practising certificate 8,664 (out of whom, 6,590 (76%) are in...
May 2016