The Chairman's Message

Welcome to the website of the Hong Kong Bar Association (the "HKBA").

The HKBA is the professional organization of barristers in Hong Kong. Barristers are self-employed independent legal practitioners.  We are specialised advocates and legal advisors providing legal services upon instructions by solicitors and other professionals as permitted under the Code of Conduct.

Our conduct is governed by the stringent Code of Conduct.  While we are under a duty to act in the best interest of our clients, our overriding duty is to honestly assist the court to do justice.  Barristers play an important role in upholding the rule of law in Hong Kong.  Therefore, it is important that the work of HKBA can be understood by the community.

Here you will find a wealth of information about the HKBA, its rules and regulations. For those who are interested in the services of barristers, you will find information about the individual barristers, the legal services we can provide and how we provide such services. For those who wish to become barristers, you will find the relevant rules and procedures on admission.  This website also serves as the means of communication between the Bar Council and its members. To the general public, you will find our latest news, press releases, submission andposition papers published by the Bar Council.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you enjoy browsing it, and find it informative and useful.

Paul Lam SC
Chairman

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