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Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual - Second Edition


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Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual - Second Edition
Sep 2010
Hardback, 400 pp


(All prices are valid in Malaysia and inclusive of SST where applicable, and subject to change without prior notice.)

Since the Civil Justice Reform came into force, there have been a raft of new measures introduced to combat the old problems associated with case management and pre-action protocol. Practitioners have now completed a full year of practice under its auspices and the Civil Justice Reform regime has introduced a new culture of client management and case handling. The reforms have not been without their problems as lawyers adjust to the new era after years of conventional wisdom. Practitioners are being given very little clemency and are expected to be fully up to speed in this respect, or else face severe court sanctions, often costs.

Hong Kong Civil Justice Reform Practice Manual, Second Edition focuses on the practical steps to ensure practitioners do not get caught out by the sweeping new provisions, and are able to provide their clients with specific advice as to how their cases should be conducted in this new era of dispute resolution. This second edition builds on the first edition by infusing greater practical experience, gleaned from lawyers’ experiences in the first year of post-CJR practice.

New for this Second Edition

  • The Hon. Mr Justice Patrick Chan PJ of the Court of Final Appeal joins the editorial board as Editor-in-Chief
  • New chapter on Mediation explains the fundamentals behind this form of dispute resolution, the implications of the new Practice Direction 31 and ensures the practitioner can advise on mediation with confidence
  • Flowcharts, checklists and useful precedents have been fully updated with comprehensive diagrammatical explanations.


Other features include:

  • The ten key areas of litigation the authors consider most important under the Civil Justice Reforms
  • The overall timelines of litigation under the Civil Justice Reforms
  • Quick-but-thorough explanations of key protocol and pre-trial actions including summary judgment applications, matters to be addressed in the lead-up to trials and strike out applications
  • New rules, practice notes and useful court forms all in one volume
  • Manual highlights potential problems or pitfalls faced by clients and lawyers alike under the new regime.



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