Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP
Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP

Hong Kong pushes ahead with extending senior counsel eligibility to government solicitors, despite strong opposition from barristers

  • Government solicitors will qualify for senior counsel promotion under planned reforms ending the status’ exclusivity for barristers
  • Department of Justice reveals draft legislation will be tabled next week; Bar Association warns move threatens profession’s independence

Topic |   Hong Kong courts
Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP
Barristers will not be the only lawyers to be awarded the title of senior counsel under plans to go before Hong Kong’s legislature. Photo: AP
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