LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Monday, 27 May 2002 at 4:30 pm
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of previous meeting

-Minutes of meeting on 20 March 2002
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2058/01-02) (issued)

II.Information papers issued since last meeting

-Written response from Department of Justice on "Implications of the Court of Final Appeal judgment in the cases of Ng Siu Tung, Sin Hoi Chu and Li Shuk Fan on litigation involving a large number of parties"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1714/01-02(01))

-Law Society's letter dated 23 April 2002 on "The giving of evidence by overseas witnesses via live TV link"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1722/01-02(01))

-Interim Report (in English only) and Executive Summary (bilingual version) on "Pilot Scheme on Family Mediation"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1781/01-02(01))

-Third progress report provided by Judiciary on "Implementation of the District Court (Amendment) Ordinance"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1908/01-02(01))

-Submission from Hong Kong Mediation Centre on Consultative Paper on Civil Justice Reform
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1920/01-02(01))

-Paper from Department of Justice attaching a report on "Attachment of Counsel to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2019/01-02(01))

III.Items for discussion at the next meeting

-List of issues to be considered
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2056/01-02(01)) (attached)

-Letter dated 26 April 2002 from Law Society of Hong Kong on "Consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap. 219) relating to execution of conveyancing documents by corporations"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1749/01-02(01)) (issued)

-Five sets of draft Rules to be made by the Bar Council under the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159)
(LC Paper Nos. CB(2)1909/01-02(01), (02), (03), (04) and (05)) (issued)

IV.Reciprocal enforcement of judgments in commercial matters between the HKSAR and the Mainland
(4:45 pm - 5:45 pm)

-Letter dated 20 March 2002 from Director of Administration enclosing a copy of paper on "Reciprocal enforcement of judgments in commercial matters between the HKSAR and the Mainland"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)1431/01-02(01)) (issued)

-Paper provided by Director of Administration on "Result of the Consultation Exercise"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2020/01-02(01)) (issued)

V.Incorporation of solicitors' practices
(5:45 pm - 6:30 pm)

-Paper provided by Department of Justice on "Solicitor Corporations Rules"
(LC Paper No. CB(2)2056/01-02(02)) (attached)

VI.Any other business

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
24 May 2002