Subcommittee on Draft Subsidiary Legislation
Relating to the Civil Justice Reform

Meeting on Thursday, 24 April 2008, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am
in Conference Room B of the Legislative Council Building


I.Confirmation of minutes of meeting
(8:30 am - 8:35 am)

LC Paper No. CB(2)1703/07-08
(issued vide LC Paper No. CB(2)1704/07-08 on 23 April 2008)

-Minutes of meeting on 8 April 2008

II.Meeting with the Administration/Judiciary Administration
(8:35 am - 10:25 am)

Paper issued for this meeting

LC Paper No. CB(2)1705/07-08(01)
(To follow)

-Paper entitled "Procedure under New Order 25 - Case Management Summons and Conference" provided by the Judiciary Administration

Scrutiny of the Draft High Court (Amendment) Rules 2008 (Draft RHC)

Papers provided by the Judiciary Administration

LC Paper No. CB(2)1000/07-08(01)
(English version issued on 1 February 2008)
(Chinese version to follow)

-Proposed amendments to RHC together with the following Annexes -

Annex A - a summary table setting out the RHC Orders affected and the relevant Amendment Rules in the Draft RHC

Annex B - the Draft RHC

Annex C - the marked-up version of the provisions affected by the amendments in the Draft RHC

LC Paper No. CB(2)1129/07-08(01)
(English version issued on 20 February 2008)
(Chinese version to follow)

-Policy aspects of the proposed amendments to RHC

LC Paper No. CB(2)1152/07-08(01)
(English version issued on 20 February 2008)
(Chinese version to follow)

-Summary of views received on the Draft RHC during the public consultations in April 2006 and October 2007 and the response of the Steering Committee on Civil Justice Reform

LC Paper No. CB(2)1373/07-08(02)
(English version issued on 18 March 2008)
(Chinese version to follow)

-Judiciary's response to the first round of submissions from deputations

Final Report on Civil Justice Reform published in March 2004 will be tabled at the meeting

(A list of other relevant papers previously issued is available on the LegCo website at

III.Any other business
(10:25 am - 10:30 am)

Council Business Division 2
Legislative Council Secretariat
23 April 2008