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Legal Tradition of Hong Kong


The Jurisdictions of Hong Kongn Court


The Court of Final AppealThe highest appellate authority in HK to safeguard the principle of "sovereignty of law" ("rule of law")
The High Court which includes the Court of Appeal and the Trial CourtIt handles criminal and civil cases.
The District CourtIt handles criminal and civil trial cases.
The Coroner's CourtIt deals with investigations on the causes and circumstances of certain deaths.
The Juvenile CourtDeals with cases of charges brought against juveniles except for homicides.
Lands Tribunal, Labour Tribunal, Small Claims Tribunal and the Obscene Articles Tribunal.Tribunals which have a jurisdiction to judge disputes pertaining to specific regions or defined precincts (districts).
Magistrates Court
Criminal cases.



Solicitors and Barristers


Hong Kong lawyers include two branches, i.e. solicitors and barristers. Barristers mainly represent client to argue on the court. Solicitors assist client in all kinds of cases. Solicitors engage