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CPD Course:
Hong Kong
Constitutional Law
Refresher

Presented by
Dr. Stephen Thomson,
Associate Professor,
School of Law,
City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong Constitutional Law Refresher
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Code: EVT000000324 Level: Intermediate
Date: 7 October 2020 (Wednesday) Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
Venue:
Online via Zoom
Admission:
Standard Fee: HK$1,780.00
Advanced Booking: HK$1,480.00
(on or before 23 September 2020)

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Presenter's Profile:
Dr. Stephen Thomson

Dr. Stephen Thomson is an Associate Professor and Director of the PhD and JSD Programmes at the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.  He is a Legal Adviser to the Ombudsman of Hong Kong, a member of the Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and an examiner on the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination.  Dr. Thomson is the author of the leading text on ‘Administrative Law in Hong Kong’, and also the author of the only book to have been written on equitable jurisdiction in Scotland, which has been cited with approval in the supreme civil court in Scotland.  He holds a Ph.D. in judicial review from the University of Edinburgh (UK), and has practical legal and commercial experience, having worked at a UK law firm and acted on a consultancy and advisory basis to law firms, private clients and public bodies in Hong Kong and the UK.

Course Outline:

Are you a solicitor who feels that their knowledge of Hong Kong constitutional law is less good than it should be? Could your understanding of the powers of the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), and Article 158 of the Hong Kong Basic Law, be stronger? Do you feel that your legal understanding of major constitutional events like the 2016 Legislative Council Oath-Taking Controversy and the West Kowloon Station Co-Location Arrangement could be improved?

Then please join this refresher seminar on Hong Kong constitutional law.  Using accessible, easy-to-understand explanations and examples, your seminar leader will guide you through the separation of powers in Hong Kong, constitutional interpretation, the powers of the NPCSC through Hong Kong's Basic Law, subsidiary legislation, and significant constitutional milestones in recent years.  Don't worry that your existing knowledge of Hong Kong constitutional law is too weak to join - this seminar is exactly for you.  All welcome.  Please note that we will not be discussing the national security law due to the ongoing nature of events.

Key points covered:

  • Separation of powers in Hong Kong
  • Constitutional interpretation in Hong Kong
  • Powers of the NPCSC and Article 158 of the Basic Law
  • Case study in the 2016 Legislative Council Oath-Taking Controversy
  • Case study in the West Kowloon Station Co-Location Arrangement
  • Subsidiary legislation

This course is provided by:  Kornerstone Limited
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