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Westlaw HK commits to continually develop and improve our service, we are pleased to announce the new features enhancements which have just launched , and we believe all these updates can make your legal research life easier than ever! 
 
 
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COMMENTARY BY SUBJECT
  • Content from Westlaw HK’s library of in-depth and authoritative commentary and analysis now grouped by subject not just by title
  • Research within a specific legal subject
  • Retrieve results from across our entire range of Hong Kong commentary titles related to your required legal subject
  • Select specific chapters from the subject specific commentary to search across
  • Link directly to cases related to the same subject in HKLRD, HKCFAR, and Unreported Judgments databases

Commentary by Subject

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HONG KONG LEGAL COMMENTARY INDEX
  • A comprehensive A-Z index of Hong Kong Law from across the entire range of Hong Kong Commentary
  • Research to a specific point of law as it is referenced our Hong Kong Commentary Library
  • Apply the correct context using the Commentary title as a reference
  • Directly access the relevant paragraph of text referencing your required point of law

Hong Kong Legal Commentary Index

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ENHANCED HOMEPAGE AND COMMENTARY SEARCH
  • Now covers all commentary titles in a single search
  • Default search is across titles included in your subscription
  • Within ‘Commentary’ select titles or chapters you want to include or exclude
  • Selectively search titles outside of your subscription

 

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ENHANCED LEGISLATION ANALYSIS
  • Now every Legislation provision in Westlaw HK will have a Legislation Analysis document containing:
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    • Historic Law
    • All Cases Citing
    • Journals Citing
    • Commentary
  • All Cases Citing list can be sorted by:
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    • A-Z
    • Court

 

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  • In depth commentary and analysis on the provision in the Hong Kong commentary library

 

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We are also pleased to announce the addition of  2 more full-text journals which are available for you to use now.  All Existing Westlaw HK subscribers with access to the UK Primary Law add-on will benefit from this extended content coverage.  Any new Westlaw HK subscribers taking the same add-on can also benefit from this content.

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THE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW 

Published by
Vathek Publishing

Coverage
Begins with 2004

The Journal of Criminal Law provides detailed analysis of what is happening in the courts-at every level from magistrates’ court right up to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights.

Contents
The Journal of Criminal Law is a practical tool for students, lecturers and practitioners alike. It provides detailed analysis of what is happening in the courts – at every level from magistrates’ court right up to the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. 

Containing case notes, commentary and articles the journal is for anyone involved in the study, practice and administration of criminal law.

THE POLICE JOURNAL

Published by
Vathek Publishing

Coverage 
Begins with 2004

The Police Journal discusses the issues at the heart of policing and offers practical advice on how to tackle them. 

Contents
Written by experts and read by the decision-makers, the Police Journal offers commentary on a wide range of subjects: police procedure, IT, crime statistics, current practices, and new laws affecting policy. 

The Police Journal is for all decision- and policy-makers, both within the police service and those working with the profession.

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Westlaw HK have upgraded subscriptions for Law Firms, Barristers and Corporations to Westlaw HK Primary.  This new enhanced subscription now gives access to even more authoritative content for the practitioner in Hong Kong.

The upgrade adds the following Commentary Titles to the subscription:

  • Civil Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide to the Main Principles
  • Professional Conduct & Risk Management in Hong Kong
  • The Conflict of Laws in Hong Kong
  • The Law of the WTO: China and the Future of Free Trade

This complements the already existing online commentary comprising

  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Hong Kong White Book) 2009
  • Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Hong Kong White Book) Recent Edition
  • Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong

New law firm, bar and corporate subscribers to Westlaw HK will automatically qualify for Westlaw HK Primary

Here we explain a bit more about each of the new Westlaw HK resources.

CIVIL PROCEDURE IN HONG KONG: A GUIDE TO THE MAIN PRINCIPLES

With the implementation of Civil Justice Reform on 2 April 2009, civil procedure in Hong Kong has entered a new era. Significant amendments have been made to the Rules of the High Court and other relevant legislation. Not only has Civil Justice Reform brought about marked changes to the way civil litigation should be conducted, but it also has begun and will continue to bring about a new litigation culture which is of crucial importance for achieving fair and cost-effective disputes resolution.

This book provides a user-friendly, simply written and laid out guide to the main principles of civil procedure in Hong Kong for students (including overseas students studying for the PCLL Conversion Examination in Civil Procedure) and practitioners who would like to gain a good general understanding of particular procedures quickly.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG

Professional conduct is a key area for all members of Hong Kong’s legal profession. To be part of a successful practice today, one is required to follow a set of rules of conduct and to perform effective risk management to achieve minimum exposure to a complaint or claim. All professionals have to follow their ethical guides to ensure the integrity of their profession.

Professional Conduct and Risk Management in Hong Kong is the first book of its kind to comprehensively cover the rules for all contentious and non-contentious matters. It promotes awareness and includes practical discussions and useful cases in relation to conduct and risk management. All members of the legal profession, from trainee solicitors to senior judges will find this to be the essential text for their daily business.

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this highly practical manual sets out the rules with comprehensive discussion. There is extensive discussion of useful cases, disciplinary hearings and the authors have called upon their day-to-day experiences. In addition, risk management rules are also covered. For the first time a broad approach has been taken. This book covers not only barristers and solicitors, but other lawyers such as in-house counsel, legal officers, foreign lawyers and judicial conduct, as well as other professionals such as accountants.

Key Benefits

  • Highly practical work. Written by practitioners for practitioners.
  • Fully comprehensive.
  • First publication in Hong Kong to cover risk management.
  • Specialist chapters for practice areas.
  • Disciplinary decisions, subject to confidentiality issues, discussed.

 

THE CONFLICT OF LAWS IN HONG KONG

The Conflict of Laws in Hong Kong is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the body of law which governs the approach of the Hong Kong civil courts to the selection of governing law and the determination of jurisdiction in cases with a cross-border element (including mainland China and Taiwan as well as foreign countries).

The Hong Kong courts’ approach was originally based on English law but has diverged enormously as a result of statutory changes and a strong body of Hong Kong case law. As a result, it can be very hard for even a specialist to work out the precise position under Hong Kong law for example the author includes a chapter on Exceptions from Ordinary Principles.

Hong Kong’s importance as a global financial centre makes this text an essential reference for all lawyers involved in cross-border transactions in contexts as varied as commercial deals, litigation, family law, insolvency, trusts and estates.

  • Essential for properly dealing with cross-border legal issues
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments are discussed
  • Useful chapters such as Evidence and Remedies & Procedure
  • Authoritative and comprehensive coverage
  • Practical and detailed analysis in one source

 

THE LAW OF THE WTO: CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF FREE TRADE

This landmark work traces the development of WTO law from GATT to Doha. It sets out, in one complete and authoritative volume, the Organisation’s basic principles and their practical application in relation to trade in goods, services, agriculture and textiles.

The Law of the WTO: China and the Future of Free Trade offers an in-depth analysis of important WTO case law over the past 50 years, and provides full coverage of China’s legal obligations, regional trade agreements and CEPA, subsidies and countervailing duties, anti-dumping, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution.

Contents

  • From GATT to WTO
  • The Basic Principles
  • Regional Arrangements
  • Trade in Goods / Trade in Services
  • Intellectual Property System
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Agriculture Trade / Non-tariff Barriers
  • Subsidy and Countervailing Duties
  • Anti-dumping / Safeguards / TRIMs
  • Government Procurement
  • Development Law of the WTO

 

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