Bills Committees


Legal Services Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 1996
Meeting Agenda

Date :23 April 1997
Time:12:30 p.m.
Minutes

Item No. Subject
I.Members�discussion on the following topics -
  1. Interest on solicitors�clients�accounts (clause 7)
    Relevant submissions are
    - submission from the Consumer Council
    (LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 361/96-97)

    - submission from the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries (LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 363/96-97)

    - submission from the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administration (LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 384/96-97)

    - position paper of the Law Society of Hong Kong issued to individual members
    Relevant discussion papers are

    - letter dated 4 April 1997 from the Deputy Law Officer/Attorney General Office
    (LegCo Paper Nos. CB(2) 1741/96-97(01)

    - extracts from the Consultation Paper on Legal Services and Report on Legal Services in respect of interest on solicitors�clients�accounts
    (LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1741/96-97(04))

    - letter dated 14 April 1997 from the Deputy Law Officer/Attorney General Office
    (LegCo Paper No. CB(2) 1844/96-97)

    - response from the Law Society of Hong Kong to the Deputy Law Officer letter dated 14 April 1997 - to be issued

  2. Invalidation of non-statutory scale fees (clause 16)

  3. The Costs Committee (clause 17)

  4. Repeal of the scale fee for conveyancing (clause 20 and Schedule 2)

  5. Invalidation of contractual provisions that require the purchaser of a property to pay the vendor legal costs (clause 18)

    Relevant discussion papers are -

    1. The Deputy Law Officer letter dated 19 February 1997, enclosing three papers on abolition of scale fees for conveyancing, to individual members of the Bills Committee;

    2. The Deputy Law Officer letter dated 2 January 1997 to individual members; and

    3. LegCo Paper Nos. CB(2)857/96-97, CB(2)1083/96-97 and CB(2)1414/96-97, CB(2)1699/96-97, CB(2)1718/96-97, CB(2)1741/96-97(01), and CB(2) 1741/96-97(03).
    Relevant submissions are -

    1. Position paper of the Law Society of Hong Kong to individual members; and

    2. LegCo Paper No. CB(2)256/96-97, Appendices 1 to 2 to LegCo Paper No. CB(2)355/96-97, LegCo Paper Nos. CB(2)361/96-97, 363/96-97, 368/96-97, 373/86-97, 384/96-97, 580/96-97 attaching a submission on the proposed changes to the Costs Committee by the Action Committee, 613/96-97, 653/96-97, 762/96-97, 826/96-97, 827/96-97, 838/96-97, 845/96-97, 858/96-97, 863/96-97, 868/96-97, 874/96-97, 1062/96-97, 1073/96-97, 1078/96-97, 1087/96-97, 1308/96-97, 1408/96-97 and 1664/96-97

Note : Discussion on the above topics to be continued at the next meeting on 9 May 1997 if necessary.

II.Any other business

LegCo Secretariat
17 April 1997



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