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CPD Course:
Without Prejudice Privilege
and the
Apology Ordinance

Presented by
Mr. Gary Meggitt,
MA (Oxon), MPhil (HKU), ACII, MCIArb,
Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales),
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn),
Mediator (CEDR Accredited),
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law,
Director, Asian Institute
of International Financial Law (AIIFL),
The University of Hong Kong

Admissions, Without Prejudice Privilege and the Apology Ordinance
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Code: EVT000000207 Level: Intermediate
Date: 7 February 2018 (Wednesday)
Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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Presenter's Profile:
Mr. Gary Meggitt

Mr. Meggitt is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law as well as the Director of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) at the University of Hong Kong.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and practiced insurance litigation with several leading UK firms.  He was also subsequently Called to the Bar in England.

Mr. Meggitt teaches civil litigation, commercial disputes resolution and professional practice & management on the PCLL.  He also teaches insurance law on the Faculty's LLM and JD programmes.  He is a contributing author to 'A Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong' (2015, LexisNexis), edited 'Civil Justice Reform - What has it achieved?' (2010, Sweet & Maxwell) and the author of ‘Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong, Vol.37 - Limitation of Actions’ (2015).  Mr. Meggitt is a member of the Hong Kong Law Society's Insurance Law Committee and its Working Party on Litigation Funding.  He is also a member of the Examining Panel of the Higher Rights Assessment Board and a member of the Insurance Authority’s Future Task Force.

Course Outline:
This course covers:

  • Admissions
  • Making admissions in pleadings or otherwise
  • Notices to admit facts
  • Judgment on admissions
  • Without prejudice privilege
  • The theory of 'Without Prejudice' privilege
  • Scope of the privilege
  • Exceptions and waiver
  • The Apology Ordinance
  • Legislation in other jurisdictions
  • The objectives of the legislation
  • The contents and consequences of the Ordinance

This course is provided by:  Kornerstone Limited
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