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CPD Course:
Investigations and

Presented by
Miss Olivia Tsang,
Plowman Chambers

ICAC Investigations and Prosecutions
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Code: EVT000000139 Level: Intermediate
Date: 12 August 2016 (Friday) Language: English
Time: 16:00 - 18:10
(Reception starts at 15:30)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 2.0 CPD Points
(LSHK Allocated Number: 20162308)
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Presenter's Profile:
Miss Olivia Tsang

Olivia obtained her law degree from the University of Hong Kong and qualified as a solicitor in 2002.  She worked for the Department of Justice for 10 years before choosing to join the Bar and move into private practice.

In her 10 years of service in the Prosecutions Division of the Department of Justice, Olivia started off as a Government Counsel and was subsequently promoted to Senior Government Counsel (Senior Public Prosecutor).  Olivia has conducted criminal trials and appeals at all levels of court, from the Magistracy to the Court of Final Appeal.  She has conducted a wide range of cases including corruption, complex commercial crime, computer crime, money laundering, sexual offences, violent crime, dangerous drugs and immigration offences.  She also has extensive experience in quasi-criminal matters involving industrial and construction safety, public health, and environmental law.  Olivia left the Department at the level of Deputy Section Head of the ICAC (Public Sector) Unit.

Since being called to the Bar, Olivia has been involved in a wide range of criminal matters and is also developing her practice in matrimonial law.

Olivia is a contributing editor of Hong Kong Archbold.

Course Outline:

  • Scope of Offences to be Investigated by the ICAC
  • Prevention of Bribery Ordinance:
    1. Overview
    2. Elements of Offences
    3. Defences
    4. Penalties and Orders
  • Misconduct in Public Office
  • Other Offences related to Complaints on Suspected Corruption
  • Investigation Powers of the ICAC:
    1. Power of arrest and detention
    2. Power of search and seizure
    3. Others
  • The Investigation Process:
    1. Request for Interview and Arrest
    2. Legal Professional Privilege
    3. Secrecy Provision
    4. Perverting the Course of Justice: Risk
    5. Covert Surveillance
    6. Admissions
    7. Non-Prejudicial Statements and Immunities
    8. Protection of Informers and Witnesses
  • Questions and Answers

This course is provided by:  Kornerstone Limited
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