From the Secretariat

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
(updated as of 30 November 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,783 Members with practising certificate 9,447 (out of whom, 6,939 (73...
January 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
Stress, long hours of work, emotional and physical exhaustion… This cannot be what we want the life of a lawyer to be! Legal practice is a demanding profession. It requires a high level of work...
December 2017
(updated as of 31 October 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,732 Members with practising certificate 9,398 (out of whom, 6,909 (74...
December 2017
A recent television programme interviewed a business owner on her experience in using online service providers (“OSP”) to manage her legal documents. Typically, OSPs provide standard document...
November 2017
(updated as of 30 September 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,661 Members with practising certificate 9,321 (out of whom, 6,886 (...
November 2017
Intervention into the practice of a law firm is a serious measure and the exercise of such power by the Law Society is strictly governed under the law. The circumstances upon which the Council can do...
October 2017
(updated as of 31 August 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,628 Members with practising certificate 9,283 (out of whom, 6,894 (74...
October 2017
It normally takes seven years to qualify as a solicitor in Hong Kong through the trainee solicitor route. Out of this period, nearly one-third (ie, two years) must be spent in a traineeship with a...
September 2017
(updated as of 31 July 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,592 Members with practising certificate 9,237 (out of whom, 6,892 (...
September 2017
(updated as of 30 June 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,558 Members with practising certificate 9,205 (out of whom, 6,896 (75%)...
August 2017
The breakneck pace at which technology evolves is marvelling. Its ubiquity creates an omnipresent influence on even the most intransigent of luddites. The legal profession, which is famed for its...
August 2017