The Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong: Desk Edition 2014 has been expanded from its previous edition in recognition of the growth of discussion and material concerning professional practice through recent years. This text incorporates up-to-date analyses and information regarding practices and principles for solicitors, barristers, the judiciary, government lawyers, prosecutors, in-house counsel as well as foreign lawyers. Key features of previous editions have been retained and further developed, including relevant decisions from Hong Kong and other jurisdictions, as well as detailed coverage of the Hong Kong's Guide to Professional Conduct and the Bar Code. Recent developments have led to new features in this book, which include discussions on Hong Kong's anti-money laundering and financing legislation, the granting of higher rights of audience to Hong Kong-qualified solicitors, limited liability partnerships, amendments to the Solicitor's Account Rules, the Solicitor's Guide and more.
This book serves as a guide to understand the high standards of conduct expected of all members of the legal profession. Professional responsibility in Hong Kong has evolved rapidly, and will continue to develop both locally and internationally. It is therefore imperative for practitioners and students to be alert to changes in this area of law.