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Date: 17 October 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. (Registration starts at 2:15p.m.)
Venue: Denis Chang’s Chambers, 9/F, One Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Speakers: Carol Lee, Isabel Tam, Anson Wong, Valerie Tang, Ted Chan

Details of the seminar

In this seminar, we will discuss recent updates in civil procedure, with a focus on the practical application of the general principles and procedural rules and how to avoid usual mistakes.

3 CPD points are being applied for.

To book your place at the seminar or if you have any queries about this event please email: [email protected]


14:15 Registration
14:30-15:10 An overview of enforcement-related updates, including the reciprocal enforcement arrangement between Hong Kong and China, dealing with foreign parties without assets in Hong Kong, and the recognition of Japanese insolvency proceedings.

New developments in relation to discovery and evidence, covering the updated PD 9.5 and updates of cases regarding admissibility of records.

Carol Lee

15:10-16:00 Latest developments in relation to costs in various context, such as RHC O.62 r.5, indemnity costs, taxation of indemnity in common law derivative action and RHC O.22 rr.23 & 24.

Recent judgments dealing with the issue of pleadings, including when the trial departs from the pleaded case, leave to amend pleadings after judgment, the updated PD 24.1 and the updated format of identification of claim nature.

Developments in the appellate court’s practice, such as dismissal of appeal on paper and application to amend Form 86 is judicial review proceedings.

– Anson Wong

16:00-16:10 Refreshment break
16:10-17:00 The new arrangement for application for leave to appeal in the family court, directions on third party interest/ preliminary issue, the Reciprocal enforcement of mainland and Hong Kong civil judgements for matrimonial and family cases, stay of proceedings, new PDSL 10.1 on child arrangements in domestic violence cases, new Guidance Notes on Judgment Summons Procedure and Setting Aside a Consent Order on Ancillary Relief.

– Isabel Tam

17:00-17:20 Specific updates as set out in the newly updated PD 11.1 and 22.1, spanning the parameters of IP proceedings, interlocutory applications, 1st case management hearings, and urgent applications to the IP Judge.

Changes in the District Court’s and the Small Claims Tribunal’s jurisdiction since December 2018.

– Valerie Tang

17:20-17:40 The newly updated PD 14.1 regarding rights of audience.

The rights of audience before a master and a taxing master, a trainee solicitor’s appearance before a taxing master and Rules of High Court pursuant to which the applications must be made for a trainee solicitor to appear before a master in chambers.

– Ted Chan

17:40 End of seminar

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