From the Secretariat

(updated as of 30 September 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 11,074 Members with practising certificate 9,708 (out of whom, 7,...
November 2018
The Law Society’s submissions on the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address in August focused on three broad aspects: Facilitating the development of the legal profession to support Hong Kong’s...
November 2018
“In last year’s Budget, I reserved $10 billion for supporting I & T development. This year, I will set aside an additional $50 billion.” said the Financial Secretary in his 2018-19 Budget speech...
October 2018
The amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (“AMLO”) and the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (“CO”) have come into operation since 1...
September 2018
(updated as of 31 July 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,997 Members with practising certificate 9,631 (out of whom, 7,159 (74%)...
September 2018
(updated as of 31 May 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,930 Members with practising certificate 9,549 (out of whom, 7,166 (75%)...
August 2018
(updated as of 30 June 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,957 Members with practising certificate 9,585 (out of whom, 7,169 (75%)...
August 2018
Technology enabling instant access to information anywhere, anytime has enhanced convenience, efficiency and productivity of modern day living. So spoilt have we been by the advancement of technology...
August 2018
260 members attended the Law Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 31 May. The Law Society Function Room was fully packed that evening. As in past years, apart from the formal business,...
July 2018
(updated as of 30 April 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,897 Members with practising certificate 9,515 (out of whom, 7,141 (...
June 2018
Giving back to the community has always been one of the guiding values of the Law Society. Many legal practitioners have been actively participating in pro bono and community work, quietly...
June 2018
Articles 114 and 115 of the Hong Kong Basic Law provides that Hong Kong shall maintain the status of a free port, pursue the policy of free trade and safeguard the free movement of goods and capital...
May 2018
(updated as of 31 March 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,844 Members with practising certificate 9,451 (out of whom, 7,105 (75%) are...
May 2018
(updated as of 28 February 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,791 Members with practising certificate 9,367 (out of whom, 7,051 (75%)...
April 2018
As solicitors, we are trained to be trusted advisors of our clients. We analyse a client’s position, identify the legal issues, explain the practical implications and provide advice on ways to...
April 2018
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Law Society’s move to its current office at Wing On House. We relocated from the former Swire House in April 1998, which was scheduled to be demolished and...
March 2018
(updated as of 31 January 2018): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,752 Members with practising certificate 9,299 (out of whom, 7,021...
March 2018
The defeat of Ke Jie, the world’s top Go player, by Google’s Alpha Go in May last year rocked the world, and was heralded by the tech community as the triumph of artificial intelligence (AI) over the...
February 2018
(updated as of 30 November 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,798 Members with practising certificate 9,463 (out of whom, 6,951 (73...
February 2018
The circulation of Hong Kong Lawyer covers not only legal practitioners in Hong Kong, but also those around the world. The journal’s bilingual content attracts readers from both the English and the...
January 2018