Hong Kong Legal Principles

Important Topics for Students and Professionals, Second Edition


Stephen D. Mau

ISBN : 978-988-8139-74-3


January 2013

612 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$310.00

Providing a modern-day guide to Hong Kong’s general principles of law, this volume makes an ideal companion for students and non-legal professionals. The text now reflects the numerous changes made to Hong Kong law since the publication of the first edition in 2006. Redesigned as a practical guide to common legal principles, including contract, tort, employment, and property law, the volume better helps readers understand and anticipate the legal issues pertaining to today’s commercial environments and private transactions. New material includes coverage of recent court decisions and revisions to Hong Kong ordinances.

Stephen D. Mau is an assistant professor and deputy award coordinator for the Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution programme in the Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

“This is a clear and precise text that focuses on legal issues one will commonly encounter. In commercial settings, one has to refer back to basic legal principles taught at university, which are either now forgotten or were misunderstood when taught. This text clearly spells out these legal principles in a convenient and concise format that provides unparalleled coverage while removing extraneous material. A book I only dreamed of having during my legal studies is now a reality. A must for those wishing to understand the common legal principles found in Hong Kong.” —Christopher To, executive director, the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council; formerly secretary-general, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

“The book is well structured, comprehensive and yet informative in respect of case representation supporting the legal terms and the argument on law. I strongly recommend this book to surveying students or other non-law students, and those who intend to study law as a second degree or as a minor discipline.” —Ellen Lau, formerly senior lecturer, Division of Building Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong