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CODE OF CONDUCT

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Title of Code of Conduct Paragraph Number
PRELIMINARY 1-3
APPLICATION OF THE CODE: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES 4-6
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS 7-11
DEFINITION 12-13
PRACTISING BARRISTERS - GENERAL PRINCIPLES 20-32
THE ACCEPTANCE OF INSTRUCTIONS 50-66
ADMINISTRATION 70-73I
DELEGATION OF WORK 80-84
RELATION BETWEEN BARRISTERS AND PERSONS OR BODIES INSTRUCTING THEM 90-94
PRACTICE PROMOTION 101-107
DUTY OF COUNSEL TO THE LAY CLIENT 110-116A
FEES 120-127
CONDUCT AT COURT 130-163
OVERSEAS WORK AND FOREIGN LAWYERS 170-174
EMPLOYED AND NON-PRACTISING BARRISTERS GENERAL PRINCIPLES 180-183
COMPULSORY PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE
(Circular No. 66/95)
184-187
   
Annexes  
Annex 4 - List of Approved Supplementary Occupations A4
Annex 4A - List of Approved Occupations A4A
Annex 5 - Duties of and Guidelines for Pupil Masters and Pupils A5
Annex 6 - Rules for the Acceptance of Instructions by Senior Counsel A6
Annex 7 - Conflict of Interest - Connection with Client A7
Annex 8 - Conflict of Interest - Connection with Court or Tribunal A8
Annex 9 - Chambers - Notice of Change of Address etc. A9
Annex 10 - Extract From The Legal Aid Regulations, Cap. 91, Regulation 12(7) & (8) A10
Annex 11 - Notes for Guidance on Dress in Court A11
Annex 12 - Guidance For Prosecution Counsel On The Attendance Of Witness At Confereces A12
Annex 13 - Confession Of Guilt A13
Annex 14 - Overseas Practice Rules Of The Bar A14
Annex 16 - Dual Qualification Rules A16
Annex 18(i) - Reproduction of Circular No. 6/81 Issued by the law society of Hong Kong Re "Payment of Counsel's A18(i)
Annex 18(ii) - Reproduction of Circular No. 27/97 Issued by the law society of Hong Kong Re "Solicitors personally responsible for Barristers' Fees" (Revision of Principle) A18(ii)
Annex 18(iii) - Terms of Reference and Procedure of the Joint Tribunal A18(iii)
Annex 19 - Direct Professional Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement A19
Annex 19a - Direct Professional Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement for Direct Access by Arbitrations A19A
Annex 19b - Direct Professional Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement for Direct Access by Members of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong A19B
Annex 19c - Direct Professional Access Rules and Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement for Members of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors A19C
Annex 19d - Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work for the Office of the Ombudsman A19D
Annex 19e - Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work for the Legal Aid Services Council A19E
Annex 19F - Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work for the Office of the PCPD A19F
Annex 19G - Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work for the Office of the Estate Agents Authority A19G
Annex 19H - Recommended Standard Terms of Engagement of a Barrister Undertaking Direct Professional Access Work From the Equal Opportunities Commission A19H
   
Annex 20 - Acceptance of Brief or Instructions Directly from Persons Authorised by Custom or the Bar Council A20
THE RULES, REGULATIONS AND
BY-LAWS OF THE HONG KONG BAR ASSOCIATION
 
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