LexisNexisPublished in November 2019
Description: Wilkinson's Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong continues to incorporate the best of its previous editions, enhanced by recent developments introduced by legislation, numerous Law Society Circulars (and some Bar Circulars), Law Society and Judiciary Practice Directions, numerous cases from many relevant jurisdictions, and, most significantly, a new Bar Code (as of 20 July 2017). This new edition contains much new material, the most significant developments include annotations on the aforementioned new Bar Code, commentary on legal professional privilege, conflict of interest and money laundering. This title will prove indispensable to law students and Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination candidates.
INTRODUCTION TO THE 2019 DESK EDITION: This is the fifth edition of The Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong. The first and second editions were written by Michael Wilkinson and Michael Sandor; the third by Michael Sandor alone; and the fourth, which appeared last year, was written by Michael Wilkinson and myself. I undertook to prepare this edition. As many readers will be aware, Michael Wilkinson passed away in February 2019. We have lost a superlative lawyer and scholar and, perhaps more importantly, a good and decent man. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed by family, friends, colleagues, students and the wider community. In tribute to his contribution to the law and the legal profession in Hong Kong, this publication has been renamed Wilkinson’s Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong. The law is stated as at 1 June 2019.