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Syllabus for Commercial Law

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Students are required to demonstrate competence and achieve a pass in all three parts, except where they are eligible for exemption as may be approved by the Board.   Part A: Sale and Acquisition of Goods   Transfer of Title   The rule nemo dat quod non habet   Exceptions to nemo dat   Legal [...]

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Reading List for Criminal Procedure

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Texts and Materials Criminal Litigation in Hong Kong, Christopher Knight and Anthony Upham (3rd Ed), Thomson Sweet & Maxwell Asia. ISBN 9789626614211 Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong – A Guide for Students and Practitioners, Amanda Whitfort, LexisNexis – Butterworths Criminal Procedure – Trial on Indictment, Andrew Bruce S.C., Butterworths Magistrates Court Manual, Audrey Campbell-Moffat, Sweet [...]

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Syllabus for Criminal Procedure

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1.       An introduction to criminal procedure in Hong Kong An overview of the criminal courts Magistrates’ Court (including Juvenile Court) District Court Court of First Instance (“CFI”) Court of Appeal Court of Final Appeal Classification of offences Summary offences Indictable offences Excepted offences   2.        Police Powers Stop, detain and search Search warrants Arrest powers [...]

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Reading List for Evidence

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Texts Simon N. M. Young, Hong Kong Evidence Casebook, Sweet & Maxwell (Asia), 2004 (ISBN 962 661 264 9) Butterworths Hong Kong Evidence Law Handbook 2nd Edition. 2005. LexisNexis/Butterworths (ISBN 962 8855 56 5) Cross on Evidence, Wellington:LexisNexis NZ, 2005 Colin Tapper, Cross and Tapper on Evidence, Oxford University Press, 12th Edition 2010 Sources Evidence [...]

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Syllabus for Evidence

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1. Introduction Principal items and classification of evidence Relevance Admissibility Best evidence rule Probativeness and prejudice Judicial discretion to exclude 2. Burden and standard of Proof Legal burdens Evidential burden Criminal standard of proof Civil standard of proof 3. Proof without evidence Presumptions Judicial notice Formal admissions 4. Division of functions between judge and jury [...]

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Reading List for Hong Kong Constitutional Law

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Georg Brunner, “The Functions of Communist Constitutions: An Analysis of Recent Constitutional Developments” (1977) 3 Rev. Soc. Law 121-153 Johannes Chan, “The Jurisdiction and Legality of the Provisional Legislative Council” (1999) 27 HKLJ 374 Johannes Chan, “Some Thoughts on Constitutional Reform in Hong Kong,” 34 (2004) HKLJ 1 Johannes Chan, “Civil Liberties, Rule of Law [...]

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Syllabus for Hong Kong Constitutional Law

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1. The Acquisition of British Sovereignty The Unequal treaties – the Basis of British Jurisdiction in Hong Kong – The Assumption and exercise of British Authority – The Constitution and the System of Government – Political reform in the Fifties – Development of the Administrative System – Development of Representative Government; 2. The Resumption of [...]

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Reading List for Hong Kong Land Law

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Texts Sarah Nield, Hong Kong Land Law, 2nd edition, Longman, 1996 S.H.Goo and Alice Lee, Land Law in Hong Kong. 2nd edition, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2003 Judith Sihombing and Michael Wilkinson, A Student’s Guide to Hong Kong Conveyancing, 4th edition, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2002 Sources The Basic Law Buildings Ordinance (Application to New Territories) Ordinance Cap 121 [...]

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Syllabus for Hong Kong Land Law

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1. Definitions and Formalities The definitions of ‘land’ and ‘legal estate’ in s 2 Conveyancing and Property Ordinance Cap 219, the formalities for the creation, transfer and disposal of interests in land and the formalities for the sale or disposition of land (ss 3(1), 4, 5 and 6 Conveyancing and Property Ordinance). 2. Priority and [...]

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Reading List for Hong Kong Legal System

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Texts and Materials Ian Dobinson and Derek Roebuck, Introduction to Law in the Hong Kong SAR, 2nd edn, Sweet & Maxwell, Hong Kong, 2001  Peter Wesley-Smith, An Introduction to the Hong Kong Legal System, 3rd edn, Oxford University Press, Hong Kong, 1998 (2007) 37 (Special Anniversary Issue) Hong Kong Law Journal (articles by Sir Anthony [...]

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