RE HER MAJESTY’S COUNSEL AND A BARRISTER

HCMP001727/1986

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF HONG KONG
HIGH COURT

Miscellaneous Proceedings
1986, No. 1727

IN THE MATTER OF ROBERT ANTHONY KENT WRIGHT,Q.C., one of Her Majesty’s Counsel and a Barrister of the HonourableSociety of Lincoln’s Inn, London, England.

and

IN THE MATTER of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, Cap. 159, Section 27.

Coram: Huggins, Acting C. J

Date of Judgment:

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RULING

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Huggins, Acting C. J.:

1. A practice has recently grown up in relation to applications under r.8(3) of the Admissions and Registration Rules (made under theLegal Practitioners Ordinance) to omit from the supporting affidavit any reference to the requirement of s.27(1)(b) of the Ordinance. I draw attention to the provisions of the amended sub-para. (a) of r.8(3), which was promulgated by Legal Notice11/86. It is not now necessary that applicants under r.8(3) should, unless specifically required so to do under sub-para. (b)(i),file all the documents which were formerly required. It follows that there is never any need to apply for dispensation from filingsuch documents and that it was unnecessary, in the present case, to apply by summons for dispensation from filing a Certificate ofCall to the English Bar or an Affidavit of Identity. However, the affidavit prescribed by sub-para. (3)(a) is required in respectof all such applicants.