The Professional Conduct
of Lawyers in Hong Kong

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The Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong is an unrivaled text on professional conduct and ethics in Hong Kong, providing in-depth analysis on the application of the Bar Code, the Prosecution Code and the Solicitor's Guide to Professional Conduct

This 5 binder looseleaf title is intended to provide up-to-date information, discussion, and a thorough analysis of the practice, principle, and regulation of the legal profession in Hong Kong. Legal practitioners, be it solicitors, barristers, the judiciary, government officials, prosecutors, in-house counsel, foreign and overseas lawyers or students, have become particularly susceptible to the interplay of regulation with professional responsibility considerations when taking up the task of advising and representing clients. The text is aimed at assisting practitioners to stay alert of duties and responsibilities, and understand and maintain the high standards of conduct that is expected of the legal profession in Hong Kong.

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Stay up to date with the latest decisions and changing regulations across multiple jurisdictions, with content updated on a bi-monthly basis.

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Highly regarded content written by experts in the field, and have been cited in over a hundred Hong Kong judgments and academic discussions.

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Equip yourself with the most obvious to the most obscure principles, cases, and points of law, and its application in various jurisdictions.

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Alphabetically indexed Table of Cases, Table of Legislation and comprehensive subject index  provides a systematic research experience and optimises relevant search results.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Legal Profession in Hong Kong

The Sources of Lawyers' Legal and Ethical Duties

Admission to Practice

The Nature of the Solicitor's Practice and the Solicitor's Management of His Office

Practice Promotion and the Obtaining of Business

The Retainer


Confidentiality and Legal Professional Privilege

Conflicts of Interests and Duties

Competence, Quality of Service and Negligence

The Litigation Solicitor

Professional Undertakings

Solicitor's Relations with Third Parties and Solicitor's Duty to the Public and to His Profession

Employed Solicitors

Solicitors and the Disciplinary Process

Admission to Practice

The organisation of Chambers

Counsel's Relationship with Instructing Solicitor: Taking Instructions and the Scope of Counsel's Authority

Negotiation and Recovery of Fees

The Duties of the Barrister to The Public and to His Profession

Practice Promotion, Advertising and Publicity

The Barrister's Duty to the Lay Client and to Opposing Parties

The Advocate's Conduct Before Trial and in Court

Employed Barristers and Non-Practising Barristers

Barristers and the Disciplinary Process

The Duties of Counsel for the Prosecution

More Information

Updates: The content is updated 4 times a year to accommodate new cases, legislative changes, as well as updates in the practice and procedure in this area of law.

Format: Looseleaf set (5 binders), Lexis Advance® Hong Kong & Lexis Red™

ISBN: 9789812365682


Norman Hui, Barrister-at-law (Hong Kong), Principal Lecturer (University of Hong Kong)

Gary Meggitt, (MA(Oxon), MPhil(HKU), FRSA, ACII, MCIArb), Associate Professor (University of Hong Kong)

Ken T.C. Lee, (LLB, BCL), Barrister-at-Law (Hong Kong), Fellow of Arbitrator (FHKI Arb)

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