Law Society News

History of the Hong Kong Notarial System The notarial system in Hong Kong largely follows that in England and Wales. A notary public is a public officer constituted by law. In Hong Kong the...
July 2021
It is helpful to look at the principal systems of notarisation which exist throughout the world. Businessmen can come across these different systems and concepts in their trade. It can be confusing...
June 2021
Practice Direction No. 2/2021/PD dated 27 April 2021 Notarisation by Means of Video Viewing (for clients who are in Hong Kong under quarantine) Interim Measures – until further notice In...
June 2021
New Office at Justice Place Since 12 April 2021, we have been working from our brand new office at Room 302, 3/F, West Wing, Justice Place, 11 Ice House Street. With better location, a much...
May 2021
Introduction What is a Hong Kong notary public? What do notaries do in Hong Kong? Why are they important to the city’s role as an international banking and commercial centre? Imagine that you...
May 2021
As set out in the Policy Address 2020, with a view to keeping pace with global changes and manifesting Hong Kong’s capacity in the area of LawTech, the Department of Justice (DoJ) is tasked to...
May 2021
The Hong Kong Academy of Law organised 22 courses and seminars by webinars in March which were attended by over 2,400 participants. One seminar was “Update on Personal Injuries Claims” held on 2...
May 2021
On 29 March, the Law Society organised a webinar with the eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (“eBRAM”) to introduce the latest development and enhancement on online dispute...
May 2021
In addition to the modernised legal framework for arbitration and streamlined administration procedures, as well as close connection with Mainland China and professionals specialised in handling...
May 2021
On 7 April, the In-House Lawyers Committee ("IHLC") held its first activity under the In-House Lawyers: Sweat & Glory Series in 2021 with the topic "To Where the Grass is Greener – From Private...
May 2021
The Greater Bay Area Professional Forum organised by the Greater Bay Area Young Talents Association was held on 24 March to introduce the latest information on youth development in the Greater Bay...
May 2021
We Have Moved! At the time of publication of this edition of Hong Kong Lawyer, the office of the Secretariat of Hong Kong Society of Notaries will have just been relocated to 302, 3/F, West Wing,...
April 2021
At the invitation of the European Association of Lawyers (“AEA-EAL”), President Melissa Pang attended the webinar on mediation entitled “Mediation: Effective Tool for Commercial Disputes, Singapore...
April 2021
Jointly organised by LAWASIA, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Law Council of Australia and the South Pacific Lawyers Association, the Constitutional & Rule of Law Webinar Series (“the Series”)...
April 2021
The CIETAC Hong Kong Arbitration Center and the International Dispute Resolution Academy jointly organised an online roundtable meeting on 22 February under the title “2021 Interpreting Hong Kong...
April 2021
The Law Society has been committed to promoting collaborations among various bodies in the community. On 5 March, President Melissa Pang and Vice-President C.M. Chan paid a courtesy visit to the Hong...
April 2021
Mr. Thomas So, Immediate-Past-President and Chairman of the Greater Bay Area Sub-committee, as well as Ms. Heidi Chu, Secretary General, met with representatives of the British Chamber of Commerce in...
April 2021
With a strong judicial and legal system, in addition to its dispute-friendly initiatives as well as close connection and cooperation with Mainland China, Hong Kong established its strong position as...
April 2021
On 4 March, the Standing Committee on Member Services ("SCMS") and the Member Benefit Committee ("MBC") jointly organised the Members' Forum themed "Back to Normal or Forward to a New Normal",...
April 2021
The Law Society’s Library has subscribed to Westlaw Asia to facilitate members‘ legal researches. On 25 February, the Member Benefit Committee organised a webinar on the topic “An introduction to...
April 2021