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Bar Associations

Bar Association votes to scrap its ban on members advertising

Hong Kong's barristers are free to publicise their services on television, in newspapers, on the internet or in other media - in an appropriate manner - after the Bar Association voted yesterday to drop its absolute ban on advertising.

Friday, 16 January, 2009, 12:00am

Lawyers' studies receive professional accreditation

Members of the Law Society of Hong Kong can now apply points earned in Open University programmes towards requirements in the society's continuing professional development scheme.

The Open University of Hong Kong's China law programmes, offered through the School of Arts and Social Sciences, received accreditation from the society last month.

10 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Barred from Beijing?

The central government has invited a Law Society delegation for discussions next week, but excluded members of the Hong Kong Bar Association, which has been a critic of Hong Kong's security proposals under Article 23. What will be the impact of leaving the bar association in the cold? Share your views: Write to us.

22 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Bar rejects offer of mainland membership

Landmark plans for Hong Kong lawyers to join a key mainland professional body appear to have been shelved because of fears the move may compromise their independent image.

9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Quotes out of context

In your editorial of August 14, headlined, 'Legal nonsense', you refer to my alleged statements regarding the abolition of scale fees and I presume you were also referring to my article which was published in the August edition of the Hong Kong Lawyer.

23 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Law Society leader

Christopher Chan Cheuk was elected president of the Law Society last night. All four rebel members of the Solicitors' Concern Group failed to win a place on the society's council. The two vice-presidents are Richard Morris and Vincent Liang Wan-sang.

25 May 1996 - 12:00am

Many solicitors' clients do receive interest

I refer to your editorial of April 29, headlined, 'Consumers' interests'. You say that Hong Kong solicitors are 'sitting on a gold mine . . they pocket tens of millions of dollars a year without lifting a finger . . . ' This assertion is wholly unsubstantiated and very misleading.

6 May 1996 - 12:00am

Not contacted

IN the section on the Budget appearing in the South China Morning Post, on March 2, under the headline, 'Evasion', it was reported that greater auditing of the self-employed from hawker to barrister was planned in a crackdown.

Sir Hamish Macleod's speech, on the other hand, named no specific category of the self-employed.

11 Mar 1995 - 12:00am