Saturday, October 24 2020 22:32:53

CPD by Others
Code : 2017046
Event Name : QSD Legal & Contract Series 2017 (5): Law Basics for Surveyors
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr. Thomas R.H.Y.M Lai

Known by his professional name Thomas Lai, Esq., the speaker graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1971 with a degree in social sciences (economics and statistics). In 1978, he was called to the English Bar and enrolled on Her Majesty’s Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand, London, Queen’s Bench Division as barrister on roll by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London.

Other professional qualifications of Lai include enrolled barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia (1983), Advocate of the Supreme Court of Singapore (1991) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (1992). Lai has been in active and continuous private civil law practice in Hong Kong since 1978 to date with his own chambers in a wide range of disciplines including building contracts and shipping arbitration; banking and commercial litigation; company and partnership disputes; contested probate, trust and Chinese tso tong lands; international passenger and cargo claims, Warsaw Convention, conflict of laws; personal injuries and medical negligence; town planning, land resumption and compensation etc.
Event Date : 29/06/2017
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Registration and networking time: from 6:30 pm)
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : QSD
Closing Date : Please refer to "Remarks"
Fee : HK$120 for members; HK$180 for non-members (HK$30 walk-in surcharge on all prices listed); Free of charge for student members studying full time (subject to availability)
Priority : QSD Members; First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented with English
Details :

Thomas will have a brief talk on law basics relevant to surveyors, such as a brief historical review of the origin and development of English common law to understand why it is today the worldwide trusted legal system. He will also share with the participants on some practical legal knowledge such as the distinction between solicitors and barristers in the English legal system; how to find good solicitors and barristers for clients or their own legal needs, and the essence of legal knowledge in our professional duty etc.

Remark :