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The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

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

 

ACCESSING THE NEW COMMENTARY

Login to Westlaw HK at www.westlaw.com.hk today and click on ‘Commentary’ at the top of the page.  From here you can select a title to search or browse down through the table of contents of the title of your choice.

TAKE A FRESH LOOK TODAY

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The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

We are pleased to announce that we have added three new case reports series to your service.  Existing Westlaw HK subscribers with access to the UK Primary Law add-on will automatically benefit from this new content.  New subscribers to Westlaw HK will also receive this new content.

Contact us for a free trial: Tel +852 3762 3222 / enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

PLANNING APPEAL DECISIONS

Published by Sweet & Maxwell, this is a leading service reporting regularly on a careful selection of the most significant planning decisions. The title provides a vital, up-to-date source of information for all those whose work involves them in planning appeals and inquiries. In addition, expert commentary highlights and discusses current themes in decision-making.

Coverage on Westlaw HK will start from 1986.

ADMINISTRATIVE COURT DIGEST

Also published by Sweet & Maxwell, this series was formerly known as Crown Office Digest. It is the only case digest to provide administrative law practitioners and researchers with fully referenced coverage of all the important decisions across the wide range of the Administrative Court. It offers unrivalled coverage of public law decisions.

Coverage on Westlaw HK will start from 2001.

COSTS LAW REPORTS

Published by Class Legal Publishing, this report series brings together the key criminal and civil cases that have influenced and shaped the way in which awards are decided. Costs Law Reports is the only source which can give you access to cases from 1910 to the present day.

Coverage on Westlaw HK starts from 1997, with selected coverage from 1910-1996.

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal Reports (HKCFAR) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

The following cases from The Authorised Hong Kong Law Reports & Digest (HKLRD) service are now available on Westlaw HK:

To access these cases please click on the citation (login to Westlaw HK with your username and password for seamless access).

Or login via www.westlaw.com.hk

We are pleased to announce that a new commentary title has been added to Westlaw HK!

 
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE IN HONG KONG, 2ND EDITION
 
The second edition of the leading work Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong provides a comprehensive explanation of the nature and operation of Hong Kong’s procedural rules. Over 2,000 new cases have been considered in publishing the second edition.

 

Civil Justice Reform become effective in Hong Kong in early 2009. Practitioners need to adapt now to a very different litigation landscape, in particular how to best utilise the changes for the benefit of clients. Meeting this need, the second edition of Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong contains initial and extensive consideration of the changes. Discussion of more fundamental changes, for example, pre-action disclosure and the new payment into court regime has been placed in text boxes for ease of use.

 Features of this title online are:

  • Simple free text search
  • Advanced search including search for cases cited in the commentary
  • Browse functionality
  • Table of contents
  • Table of cases
  • Table of legislation
  • Index
  • Chapter PDFs
  • Print Save
  • Email Links to Hong Kong and UK Cases and Legislation

 

HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS NEW CONTENT?

From the New Westlaw HK Homepage:

  • Click on commentary.
  • In the browse section under ‘Hong Kong Titles’ click on ‘Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong’.
  • This will take you to the browse for the book. At this screen you can search throughout the entire book, or continue to browse to specific sections in the Table of Contents.

    Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong

    Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong

  • Book functionality including the index and the tables of cases and legislation have been replicated online but enhanced with links directly to content and primary law resources cited in the text, speeding up your cross referencing.
  • The ‘Recent’ feature in the new Westlaw HK allows you to quickly switch from primary law to the analytical material in Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong, avoiding the need to have several printed resources open on your desk.

 

Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong - Document Display

Principles and Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong - Document Display

 

WESTLAW HK – THE ONLY SOURCE FOR ONLINE CIVIL PROCEDURE

With the addition of this new practical civil procedure content to your Westlaw HK subscription, we are the only publisher to deliver both the authority of the most well respected court book in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Civil Procedure (Hong Kong White Book)) and the practice focused practitioner text (Principles & Practice of Civil Procedure in Hong Kong), ensuring that Westlaw HK is the only source for online civil procedure in Hong Kong.

In this video, some Westlaw HK customers explain how the new Westlaw HK is already making a difference to their legal research and practice efficiency and how it is starting to help the legal profession deliver “confident and succint advice” to its clients.

Contact us today to request a trial of the New Westlaw HK

Tel: +852 3762 3222

Email: enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

Web: www.westlaw.com.hk

Never before has UK case history been made so clear for the Hong Kong legal profession.  Users of Westlaw HK can now benefit from the unique Graphical History feature included in the Case Analysis section of the UK Cases content.

Bring clarity to complex cases with Westlaw UK’s Graphical History option, which displays litigation histories as flow charts.

Westlaw HK - Graphical History

Westlaw HK - Graphical History

Cases are displayed top to bottom by level of court and left to right in chronological order.

This graphic can also be downloaded to your computer as a PDF.

Graphical History is part of the UK Case Analysis section which is included as part of the core UK Primary Law Add-on to Westlaw HK.

Take a trial of Westlaw HK today to find out more…

Email us at enquiries@westlaw.com.hk

Telephone us on +852 3762 3222

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