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The Hong Kong Legal System

The Hong Kong Legal System

2nd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: February 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108721820

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  • This book provides an introduction to the legal system in Hong Kong. Understanding Hong Kong's legal system today requires both an understanding of the British origins of much of the laws and legal institutions as well as the uniquely Hong Kong developments in the application of the Basic Law under 'one country, two systems'. These features of the Hong Kong legal system are explored in this book, which takes into account developments in the two decades or so of the new legal framework in Hong Kong since the 1997 handover. In providing both an exposition of the legal institutions in Hong Kong and legal method under Hong Kong's legal system (including practical guidance and examples on case law, statutory interpretation and legal research), this book is ideal for first-year law students, students of other disciplines who study law and readers who have an interest in Hong Kong's unique legal system.

    • Provides an overview of different legal theories and legal institutions in Hong Kong's legal system including examples on case law, statutory interpretation and legal research that will enable students to obtain a solid foundational understanding of the legal system
    • Features an entire chapter on finding and citing legal materials to assist students with legal research in their independent learning
    • Provides illustrative examples to guide students through parts of a statute and a case, building a student's confidence in reading legislation and cases
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: February 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108721820
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the 2nd edition
    Table of cases
    Table of legislation
    1. Introduction and overview
    2. Functions and concepts of law
    3. Governance in Hong Kong
    4. Sources of law
    5. The court system and the doctrine of precedent
    6. The process of legislation
    7. Statutory interpretation
    8. Criminal justice system
    9. Civil justice system
    10. Alternative methods of resolving disputes
    11. Access to justice
    12. Finding and citing legal materials
    13. Interface between Hong Kong and international and Chinese law

  • Authors

    Stefan H. C. Lo, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    Stefan H. C. Lo is Deputy Principal Government Counsel (Ag) at the Department of Justice, Hong Kong, where he has been advising the government on company and insolvency law reform. Dr Lo has published widely in the area of corporate law, including research on accountability of directors, shareholders and other responsible persons in the operation of corporate enterprises. Before joining the Department of Justice, Dr Lo was Assistant Professor in the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.

    Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is the course leader for the Hong Kong Legal System and Legal System courses for the LL.B. and J.D. programmes at CUHK respectively. His research interests are primarily in the fields of criminal justice and socio-legal studies with a strong emphasis on empirical work in Hong Kong. Professor Cheng was the recipient of the CUHK Research Excellence Award (2015–16).

    Wing Hong Chui, City University of Hong Kong
    Wing Hong Chui is Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. He was formerly the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. Previously, he taught social work, criminology and law at the University of Exeter, University of Queensland, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has conducted socio-legal research on the impact of litigants-in-person in civil proceedings and young people's views on legal representation in Hong Kong.

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