Hong Kong Bar Association

Paul Shieh: A lawyer raising the bar for Hong Kong justice

Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Being a lawyer was never his childhood dream - he would rather have been an engineer. But Paul Shieh Wing-tai became a top barrister and senior counsel and now leads the 1,100-member Bar Association.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 4:34am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, February 1, 2013

Many members of the public are still concerned that rents and home prices will continue to rise beyond their affordability. Photo: AP

Legco should back property intervention

The chief executive announced various measures in his policy address to the Legislative Council, aimed at increasing subsidised housing and also at stabilising home prices, especially for lower-income families.

1 Feb 2013 - 3:09am

Paul Shieh chosen to lead Hong Kong Bar Association

Kumar Ramanathan (left), the former bar chairman, congratulates his successor, Paul Shieh, yesterday. Photo: Edward Wong

Bar Association vice-chairman Paul Shieh Wing-tai SC will take the helm of the 1,000-member professional body from today after being elected as the new leader yesterday.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:06am 1 comment

Hong Kong's legal profession has undeserved monopoly

Former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie.  Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong's two legal practitioners' guilds have each issued a press release in response to former justice minister Elsie Leung Oi-sie' s recent criticism of the city's legal profession. The press releases, which represent collective intelligence, show dubious polemic standard.

20 Oct 2012 - 1:29am

By-election ban would curb right to vote, Bar says

The Hong Kong Bar Association says it is not convinced by the government's arguments to stop lawmakers who resign mid-term from standing in by-elections for six months.

It argues that the amended proposal would curtail the right of voters to elect their preferred candidates.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Solicitors in high courts by end of year

Solicitors with the right experience or qualifications may represent clients in the high courts - long the exclusive domain of barristers - by the end of this year.

A government assessment board set up to screen solicitors said yesterday that qualification standards would be gazetted in May, by which time it would start accepting such applications.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Scrapping polls far from 'fair', the Bar says

The Bar has accused the government of steering the public towards its favoured means of avoiding what it sees as abuse of Legislative Council by-elections: scrapping them.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Piecemeal changes to legal aid system won't do

Hong Kong has good reason to pride itself on its rule of law and administration of justice. Judgments from our top courts are written with impressive clarity and are considered and respected by lawyers and judges throughout the common law world.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: Australian Chamber of Commerce lunchtime seminar: 'Raise the bar - Getting the best from your people'. CPA Australia.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'Effective marketing strategies for independent schools'. 32 Hollywood Road.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Bar Association gives warning

It says the security bill has serious defects and lacks broad consensus

The Hong Kong Bar Association yesterday warned against any move to put the proposed national security legislation to the vote on Wednesday and claimed the legislative process had been compromised for political expediency.

5 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Lawful assembly

The Hong Kong Bar Association held the 1998 Bar Scholarship Presentation ceremony at the Conrad and invited more than 100 legal eagles and prominent guests to the tea reception.

The winner was Po Wing-kay, who will receive a scholarship to cover her tuition for a year.

3 Aug 1998 - 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

Repeal ordinance provision

ATTENTION has recently been focused on the detention of two young women whose presence in Hong Kong is said to be required as witnesses in a forthcoming trial.

28 May 1994 - 12:00am