General Admission (中文)

Admission and Regulation Rules

PROVISIONS OF LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ORDINANCE (CAP. 159) GOVERNING ADMISSION OF BARRISTERS 

With effect from 28 March 2003, admission and pupillage are governed by the new provisions of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, Cap.159, Laws of Hong Kong ("the Ordinance") and its subsidiary rules.

Admission under s. 27(1) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance - Overview flow chart of the steps to be taken at various stages of pupillage

General admission is governed by section 27 of the Ordinance.

Qualifications for general admission prescribed by the Bar Council are set out in the Barristers (Qualification for Admission and Pupillage) Rules ("B(QAP)R").

QUALIFICATION

A person is qualified for admission as a barrister under section 27(1) of the Ordinance if he:
(a) is a holder of a Postgraduate Certificate in Law;
(b) is a solicitor in Hong Kong; or
(c) is an overseas lawyer

For details, please refer to section 4(1) of the B(QAP)R

However, the prevailing route of getting qualified is through obtaining a PCLL in any of the three universities in Hong Kong, namely the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Below Flowcharts Show the Steps Taken for Admission under s. 27(1) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance via Different Routes:

Pre-requisite - PCLL

To know more about PCLL admission. 

Pre-requisite - Solicitors or Legal Officers in Hong Kong

To know more about DOJ of admission. 

Overseas Lawyers

To know more about overseas lawyers admission. 

Admission & Registration Rules

With effect from 28 March 2003, admission and pupillage are governed by the new provisions of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, Cap.159, Laws of Hong Kong ("the Ordinance") and its subsidiary rules.