Text, Cases and Commentary on the Hong Kong Legal System


Michael John Fisher

ISBN : 978-988-8390-97-7


February 2019

620 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$450.00

Also available in Hardback HK$900.00

Text, Cases and Commentary on the Hong Kong Legal System covers all the topics encompassed in the syllabus for “Hong Kong Legal System”, as required for the Hong Kong Conversion Examination for PCLL Admission. Starting with an overview of Hong Kong legal history, the book provides a detailed description of the Hong Kong legal system and the basic primary source materials that underpin the subject. Regular commentary is provided on these primary materials. The book ends with an introduction to legal research in Hong Kong intended primarily for those who have studied law outside Hong Kong.

This book is ideal for those intending to take the pre-PCLL conversion examination, especially those preparing by self-study. However, with the inclusion of a wide range of thought-provoking readings, it should also be of interest to general academic and legal readers who wish to have a deeper understanding of how law operates in Hong Kong.

The development of Hong Kong’s unique political “experiment”, “One Country, Two Systems”, should also be of concern to all those with an interest in comparative legal studies and in the interface between law and politics.

Michael John Fisher (LLB, MA, Barrister of Gray’s Inn) has taught contract law, tort, legal system and legal method in England and Hong Kong for over 40 years. He is currently a professional consultant in the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

“This book is a valuable resource for students, academics, and practitioners. With a comprehensive reach across the Hong Kong legal system, it contains a wealth of useful materials and insightful commentary. The introductory chapter on the development of the Hong Kong legal system is both fascinating and essential reading for anyone interested in the legal system of Hong Kong.” —Dame Hazel Genn, University College London

“This is a superb work that provides a detailed and insightful view of Hong Kong’s legal system. The author strives to make the work topical and up-to-date, a matter which is as important as it is difficult.” —Catharine MacMillan, King’s College London