LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG (THE)

Y v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 28-Apr-2017
This judgment begs a question: if the Law Society cannot put on a list (for members only) the name of a person with convictions involving dishonesty unless he actually applies for a job in a law firm, then law firms cannot use that list to vet applicants - and anyway, if the person's convictions are in media reports which the law firm can find on the web, then why bother with a list at all?
Competition Commission calls on Institutes of Architects and Planners to rectify practices
Competition Commission, 28-Nov-2016
The commission notes that the two statutory bodies are exempt from the Competition Ordinance. We note that the exemption of stautory bodies is one of the many holes in this swiss cheese of a law. The bulletin also contains a list of professional bodies which, until recently, had published anti-competitive practices such as fixed fees or had them in their code of conduct.
Jackie Cheung Yick Hung & Chung Sze Yuen v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 9-Nov-2016
Jackie Cheung Yick Hung & Chung Sze Yuen v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 5-Oct-2016
Alan Ho Pak Wa v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 24-Aug-2016
Leave to apply for judicial review of the decision to intervene (take over) the law practice of Alan Ho & Co is refused.
HK Law Society takes control of firm
South China Morning Post, 29-Apr-2016
Re: Francis Ho Kai Wa
HK Court of First Instance, 28-Nov-2014
The ex-solicitor is declared bankrupt for the second time - he was there from 2002-2006.
Roderick Miller v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Apr-2014
Mr Miller wins his appeal against the Law Society's refusal to grant him a solicitor's practising certificate. The court grants a certificate with a condition that he cannot handle client funds due to his financial situation. The judge also urges the Law Society to consider amending its rules to allow conditions to be imposed in situations like this, rather than only graver situations. This makes sense - otherwise solicitors that get into financial difficulties will be unable to earn their way out.
Sauw Yim v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 1-Sep-2010
Class actions for HK
In a potentially huge step forward for access to justice, the Law Reform Commission proposes a class action system for HK. The key issue is litigation funding. Rather than a government-sponsored gatekeeper fund, we need a free-market approach, with contingent legal fees and the abolition of archaic laws against champerty and maintenance, to allow self-funded lawyers and third party funders to bear the risks of loser-pays-costs. Take our opinion poll and tell them what you think! (17-Mar-2010)
Law Society of HK v David Chan Wah Tsang
HK Court of First Instance, 23-Jul-2009
Mabel Fu Sze Ying v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 17-Jun-2008
Andrew Lam Ping Cheung v Law Society of HK
HK Court of First Instance, 22-Dec-2006
Gordon David Oldham v The Law Society of HK
HK Court of Appeal, 9-Aug-2005
Gordon David Oldham v The Law Society of HK
HK Court of Appeal, 17-Mar-2004

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