LegCo Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services

Meeting on
Thursday, 20 December 2001 at 8:30 am
in Conference Room A of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of previous meetings

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)716 and 717/01-02-Minutes of meetings on 18 and 29 September 2001

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)723/01-02-Minutes of meeting on 29 October 2001

II.Items for discussion at the next meeting
(8:30 am - 8:40 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)722/01-02(01)-List of issues to be considered

LC Paper Nos. CB(2)629/01-02(01) to (03)-Papers issued on 7 December 2001 on "Wasted costs"

III.Admission of notaries public in Hong Kong
(8:40 am - 9:30 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)722/01-02(02)-Extract of minutes of meeting on 20 June 2000 when the item was last discussed

LC Paper No. CB(2)722/01-02(03)-Letter dated 13 December 2001 from the Administration advising the progress of the drafting of the rules for admission of notaries public

IV.Reciprocal enforcement of judgments in commercial disputes
(9:30 am - 10:30 am)

LC Paper No. LS25/01-02-Paper on "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments in Hong Kong - The Legal Framework" prepared by Legal Service Division

Papers provided by the Administration

LC Paper No.CB(2)722/01-02(04)-Discussion paper on "Enforcement of Mainland Judgments in the HKSAR and Benefits of an Arrangement of Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgment (REJ) between the HKSAR and the Mainland and Choice of forum Provisions and their Implications on REJ under the Draft Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters"

LC Paper No. CB(2)722/01-02(05)-Reference paper on "Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region"

V.Any other business

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
20 December 2001