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Angela Mui authors latest edition of Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong – Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159)

The latest edition, authored by Angela Mui, includes detailed discussions on the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance which deal with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, as well as notable cases which clarify the powers of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Angela Mui has been commissioned again by LexisNexis to contribute to the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong. Recently, she authored the 2021 Reissue (4th edition) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) (“the LPO”) volume.

Highlights of the latest edition include detailed discussions on various provisions, such as section 9 – which relates to the appointment of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, section 9A – which deals with complaints about the conduct of solicitors, foreign lawyers, etc., and its new sub-sections which were added pursuant to section 34 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 (4 of 2018) and took effect on 1 March 2018.

The annotations also cover notable cases including rulings which clarify the function of the Council of the Law Society of Hong Kong (Zhu Li and Law Society of Hong Kong [2017] 3 HKLRD 513) and the powers of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal under section 10 of the LPO (A v Law Society of Hong Kong [2015] 2 HKLRD 802), as well as decisions on whether an applicant for admission to the Bar meets the “fit and proper” criterion, and whether overseas counsel’s knowledge and experience compared to local counsel justifies their admission under section 27 LPO.

This is the fourth collaboration between Angela and LexisNexis. Previously, she was commissioned to serve as the sole / co-contributor for the most recent editions of three statutes in the Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong series, namely: The Emergency Regulations Ordinance (Cap. 241), The Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349), and The Occupiers Liability Ordinance (Cap. 314).

Angela Mui

Angela’s civil practice encompasses matters such as defamation, commercial, probate, family trust, personal injuries, land and conveyancing, securities and finance, employment disputes, professional disciplinary actions and judicial review.

In the area of defamation, she has advised authors of the publisher, Penguin Books, on potential issues of defamation; she has also appeared before the Court of Appeal and the Court of Final Appeal in Chang Wa Shan v Esther Chan Pui Kwan (2018) 21 HKCFAR 370, which is also reported in the UK Entertainment and Media Law Reports [2019] EMLR 10. Recently, she represented (with Jeffrey Tam) Lui Ming Choi Lutheran College in the inquest into the death of the school’s student who died during physical education class. 

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This article was published on 10 January 2022.

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