Bill Clarke, former editor of Hong Kong Cases, on what makes a case meaningful and newsworthy. The Guidelines are intended to give you a clear and concise summary of the essential facts and legal principles applied by the court in its decision. Our guiding principles are carefully drafted by experienced practitioners who are experts in their respective fields of law. Hong Kong Cases Unreported and Casebase, on the other hand, are published with relevant keywords or case treatments to facilitate case search. Updates: Reported cases are published bi-weekly in bulk and bi-monthly in bound form. Hong Kong Cases Unreported and Casebase are updated daily in our database When researching a particular legal point, judges, practitioners and academics want to have a quick introduction to the judgment so they know what it is and whether it is worth reading the whole thing to solve the particular legal problem they are facing. Hong Kong Cases selects judgments based on the legal value of the case and often reports cases with legal points that may not have been dealt with before. Use WorldLII to search for legal material that is not on HKLII. Top notes have been consistently praised for their style, which provides case details and in-depth analysis with the practitioner in mind. The headings contain paragraph references to judgments in order to facilitate reference to the judgment on a particular point, as the reader may be interested in only one or two different issues dealt with in a particular judgment. Covers all areas of Hong Kong law, and important judgments are reported promptly and accurately every two weeks. Malcolm Merry, Lawyer, Associate Professor and former Head of the Department of Professional Legal Education, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong I Grenville Cross, SBS, QC, SC, Director, Attorney General`s Office, Hong Kong (1997-2009); Vice-President of the Senate, International Association of Prosecutors, Sentencing Editor The guiding principles have always had that role and have always been very popular with lawyers, but I think top notes are even more important now because judgments have become much longer than they used to be. “You need a guide like the title to tell you whether it will be fruitful to read the entire judgment.” – Quotations from William S Clarke are linked to all our other important works such as Halsbury`s Laws of Hong Kong, The Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong and other commentaries, meaning that no important references are excluded.
Format: HKC available in Looseparts, Bound Volumes & Lexis Advance® Hong Kong; HKCU & Casebase are online-only publications I always prefer Hong Kong cases. The superior selection and professional format make searching much easier. Hong Kong Cases is the only comprehensive set of legal reports covering court decisions dating back to 1842, when common law was first applied in Hong Kong. Judith Sihombing, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong WS Clarke, BA, LLB, LLM, Editor-in-Chief (2007-2018) See Thomas E. Kellogg, “The Rule of Law in Asia: The Case of China” – Chapter 29. Vinci WS Lam, Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions The only series of law books in Hong containing a selection of judgments from the period 1842 – 1941 that are still cited today. A notable example is the 1914 decision in Lbrahim v. The King, which was and continues to be cited by common law courts around the world on the admissibility of incriminating statements in criminal proceedings. We`ll give you a quick answer without having to sift through hundreds of pages of judgment The following resources provide general information about China – history, politics and government, geography, demography, economy, etc.