From the Secretariat

(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
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
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
Over 120 members attended the Law Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on 26 May. The Clubhouse was packed to the brim. Apart from the AGM proper, two additional events took place. The...
July 2017
(updated as of 31 May 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,518 Members with practising certificate 9,152 (out of whom, 6,883 (75...
July 2017
To be able to practise as a solicitor is not a right, but a privilege. As a member of the profession, we are respected as trusted advisers and we play a key role in the administration of justice as...
June 2017
(updated as of 30 April 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,483 Members with practising certificate 9,116 (out of whom, 6,881 (...
June 2017
The Report on Global Regulation and Trade in Legal Services published by the International Bar Association in 2014 collated rich data set on a global scale on the regulation of domestic and cross-...
May 2017
(updated as of 31 March 2017): Members (with or without practising certificate) 10,443 Members with practising certificate 9,076 (out of whom, 6,881 (76%) are...
May 2017
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
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
(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
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
(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
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