Hong Kong Legal Principles

Author: Stephen D. Mau
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888139743
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Law

While there are publications on specific legal fields, no recent book includes several core legal subjects presented in a general manner. Resulting from this need for an updated work on the general principles of law in Hong Kong for use by non-law students and nonlegal professionals, the first edition of this book was published in 2006. After three printings, the latest in 2010, a new edition became necessary to reflect accurately the changes in the law since the first publication. Intended as a practical general guide to the more common legal principles as they relate to Hong Kong -- contract, tort, employment, and property -- the second edition should assist the reader in understanding and anticipating legal issues that might arise in commercial or daily personal situations. Therefore the second edition of this book has been updated to reflect recent court decisions and revisions to Hong Kong ordinances and has been reorganized to render the book more user friendly.

Tort Law in Hong Kong

Author: Stephen D. Mau
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888028597
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Law

This is one in a series of books providing readers with an overview of the more frequently encountered legal principles. This book focuses on the common law tort principles which apply in the territory. As a basic version, this publication provides a general introduction. This book's organizational structure reflects this intention. The text is kept short and easy to read with Chinese translations provided of most legal terms. An extensive endnote section provides readers who seek more details with comprehensive and in-depth explanations. A detailed Table of Contents serves as a convenient outline while the exhaustive Index seeks to make the book more user-friendly and convenient to use. This work is oriented for an audience which would include, for example: general students required to study legal subjects; foreign-based non-law professionals needing an overview of the relevant subject; local professionals whose work involves interaction with legal matters; and, the general public.

Contract Law in Hong Kong

Author: Michael Fisher
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888083756
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

This revised and expanded second edition of Contract Law in Hong Kong is the most comprehensive contemporary textbook on Hong Kong contract law written primarily for law students. The 16 chapters of the book cover all basic contract concepts in a reader-friendly style and make ample use of case illustrations. The book deals with all the core areas of Contract Law. The first two chapters introduce the major themes and explain the multiple sources of law in Hong Kong. The subsequent thirteen chapters cover the formation of a valid contract, its contents, "vitiating" elements, the consequences of illegality, the termination of contracts and remedies for breach of contract. The book concludes with an explanation of the doctrine of privity and proposals for reform of the operation of privity in Hong Kong. Particular attention is given to what makes Hong Kong law different from other common law jurisdictions, and to the continuing significance of English case law in Hong Kong and the theoretical and practical reasons for this. The book is intended primarily as a readable but comprehensive and authoritative text for Hong Kong law students. Practising lawyers and professionals who need to acquire knowledge on the topic, however, will also find this book useful and accessible.

Property Law in Hong Kong

Author: Stephen D. Mau
ISBN: 9888208616
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: Law

This book focuses on the rules regulating property and conveyancing and is intended for use by the non-lawyer. The organizational structure and concise text reflect this goal. For readers desiring additional information, an extensive notes section provides more comprehensive and detailed explanations as well as Chinese translations of key legal terms. As a survey, this text is appropriate for students of law, non-law professionals who need an overview of the subject, and general readers.

Hong Kong Media Law

Author: Doreen Weisenhaus
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888208098
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Law

This second edition of Hong Kong Media Law is an authoritative guide to the laws most important to reporters, editors, news executives and other professionals working for the print, online and broadcast media—and the lawyers who advise them. Topics include defamation, court reporting, privacy, access to information, copyright, newsgathering and reporting restrictions. The book also examines legal hurdles Hong Kong and international journalists face while reporting on the mainland of the People’s Republic of China. Also featured are chapter FAQs and checklists, a glossary of legal terms, a research guide and key legislation texts.

The New Legal Order in Hong Kong

Author: Raymond Wacks
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622095076
Release Date: 1999-11-01
Genre: Law

As Hong Kong enters its third year under Chinese rule, the prognosis for the common law remains uncertain. Can the improbable doctrine of 'one country, two systems' be made to work? Will the political controversies that continue to bedevil the territory undermine the rule of law and the integrity of the legal order? The 21 essays in this important new collection consider these, and many other, questions. The first part examines several problems that lie at the heart of the Basic Law's promise of legal continuity. Hong Kong's economic order and its legal buttresses are analysed in Part 2, while the essays in Part 3 trace the shifts in social values as reflected both in Chinese and Hong Kong law. Though they embrace a wide area, the contributions to this volume suggest that, while many problems lie ahead, Hong Kong's law and legal system seem adequately entrenched to endure well into the future.

Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law

Author: Danny Gittings
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789888139484
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Law

Effective since China's resumption of sovereignty on 1 July 1997, the Hong Kong Basic Law lays down the general policies and system of government for Hong Kong under the "one country, two systems" formula. It guarantees Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, enshrines the rights and freedoms of residents, and preserves a separate common law system with an independent judiciary. This introduction traces the origins of the Hong Kong Basic Law and the concepts and legal issues that surround it. Drawing on the experience of the first 15 years, it then analyses the content of the Hong Kong Basic Law, especially in relation to Hong Kong's political system, the judiciary, and human rights. Intended especially for students at all levels in law, politics, and other disciplines, this book—the only introductory guide of its kind to the subject—will also appeal to the general reader interested in Hong Kong's experience under "one country, two systems". "Danny Gittings's Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law makes a significant contribution to an important subject. It is expressed in reader-friendly terms. The insights that it provides are of value not only to lawyers but also to the general public." —The Hon. Mr. Justice Kemal Bokhary, Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (1997–2012), Non-Permanent Judge (2012– ). "This well-researched and very readable introduction explains the history, practices and future of the Basic Law—Hong Kong's key constitutional document. It also explores how far the Basic Law is able to address the many political and legal issues now facing Hong Kong. The book is suitable for a wide range of readers. Students of Hong Kong law at all levels will find it essential reading. General readers with an interest in Hong Kong's governance will find in it a lucid and accurate guide—and a timely one as the debate about implementing democracy intensifies." —Professor Fu Hualing, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong. "Many of us approach law books with trepidation. But Gittings, a legal academic, used to be a journalist and this shows in his ability to make the book accessible to the general reader. [...] The Basic Law will continue to be central to issues facing the city for years to come. This book enables the reader to quickly acquire a much better understanding of them." — South China Morning Post "As Professor Gittings points out in his book, which includes a chapter on what might happen after Hong Kong’s 50-year autonomy ends, readability was a key aim. Acronyms are kept to a minimum and details set up neatly and comprehensively in footnotes so that the main text is kept as clean as possible." — Hong Kong Lawyer

The Sources of Hong Kong Law

Author: Peter Wesley-Smith
ISBN: UCSD:31822018991489
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Law

Hong Kong has a curious mixture of laws old and new, written and unwritten, home-grown and imported. Made by various bodies in various ways with various results, these laws constitute a reasonably coherent body of rules, principles, practices, procedures, assumptions, and attitudes. How are these differing sources of law best described and explained? How are they mobilized and employed? How do they achieve the coherence they seem to display, and can that coherence be maintained? Such are the questions which this book seeks to illuminate. They are vital questions for a legal system undergoing significant change at a crucial time in the political development of Hong Kong.

Shipping and Logistics Law

Author: Felix W.H. Chan
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622096004
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Law

The maintenance of Hong Kong as a free port and international logistics hub is crucial for its economic vitality. Rapidly expanding international trade with mainland China and Hong Kong has generated significant changes to the shipping and logistics law in both jurisdictions. This textbook provides a general framework for the basic principles of shipping and logistics law in Hong Kong. It contains illustrations from case law, extracts of the relevant legislation, and sample shipping and marine insurance documents for reference. It covers the curriculum requirements of most courses on shipping law, transport studies and logistics management. Besides, all the issues examined in this book have relevance for managers, insurers, bankers and lawyers who need to acquire a clear understanding of the key principles in a practical context.

Yearbook of law and legal practice in East Asia

Author: Annie J. De Roo
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041101055
Release Date: 1995-07-01
Genre: Law

This new "Yearbook" provides an insight into some of the most typical issues in East Asian law and practice. From doing business in Vietnam to the status of the foreign lawyer in Japan - the "Yearbook Law and Legal Practice in East Asia" provides expert opinion and analysis.

Criminal Law in Hong Kong

Author: Victor Ho Wai-kin
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041133069
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: Law

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Hong Kong. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system.

An Introduction to the Hong Kong Legal System

Author: Peter Wesley-Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195905776
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

"The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has a legal system based on the Basic Law. This book is the first text after the handover to describe and explain what is in effect, despite the many continuities, a brand new system."--BOOK JACKET.

National Security and Fundamental Freedoms

Author: Hualing Fu
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622097324
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Law

There has been intense interest in the proposals to implement Article 23, both in Hong Kong and abroad. This book will be valuable to anyone who has followed or participated in that debate or has an interest in the delicate balance between civil liberties and national security. The book will be particularly useful for legislators, policy-makers, lawyers, journalists, historians, teachers, and students, especially in the fields of law and the social sciences. The statutory Appendix will assist teachers and students to draw comparisons between existing law and the government's proposals. In 2003 more than 500,000 people marched in Hong Kong against the National Security (Legislative Provisions) Bill, which would have prohibited treason, sedition, secession, and subversion against the national government of China and included new mechanisms for proscribing political organisations. This edited collection analyses that legislation, particularly the implications for civil liberties and the one country two systems model. Although the massive protest compelled the Hong Kong government to withdraw the Bill from the legislature in 2003, it will likely propose similar legislation in the future because Hong Kong has a constitutional obligation to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law. The book provides detailed and balanced commentary on the Bill, explains why certain proposals proved so controversial, and offers concrete recommendations on how to improve the proposals before the next legislative exercise.