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Article: Civil justice reform in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities for development of alternative dispute resolution

TitleCivil justice reform in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities for development of alternative dispute resolution
Authors
KeywordsCivil justice reform
Alternative dispute resolution
Mediation
Legal profession
Hong Kong
Issue Date2010
PublisherSweet & Maxwell Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hku.hk/law/hklj/
Citation
Hong Kong Law Journal, 2010, v. 40 PART 1, p. 43-64 How to Cite?
AbstractHong Kong has very recently launched the civil justice reform (CJR) to enhance its competiveness with the evolving dispute resolution environment. One of the most notable features of the reform is the courts' encouragement and facilitation of the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, in particular mediation, with a view of "fi ltering" litigation cases and procuring early settlement. The reform has, however, alarmed many legal professionals here whose habitual practice is shaped by an adversarial and confrontational approach to litigation. This article presents arguments that the reforms not only bring challenges but also opportunities to the legal profession. Being the frontier participants of the civil justice system, lawyers must face the reality proactively. Their active response can convert the challenge into opportunities, and they shall be able to play a more versatile role in the dispute resolution business. In the long run, the success of civil justice reform in light of the development of ADR in general and mediation in particular, will rely upon the intelligent and dynamic culture of the legal profession in Hong Kong and active involvement of lawyers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/156009
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.215
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.101
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dc.date.issued2010en_US
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dc.description.abstractHong Kong has very recently launched the civil justice reform (CJR) to enhance its competiveness with the evolving dispute resolution environment. One of the most notable features of the reform is the courts' encouragement and facilitation of the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, in particular mediation, with a view of "fi ltering" litigation cases and procuring early settlement. The reform has, however, alarmed many legal professionals here whose habitual practice is shaped by an adversarial and confrontational approach to litigation. This article presents arguments that the reforms not only bring challenges but also opportunities to the legal profession. Being the frontier participants of the civil justice system, lawyers must face the reality proactively. Their active response can convert the challenge into opportunities, and they shall be able to play a more versatile role in the dispute resolution business. In the long run, the success of civil justice reform in light of the development of ADR in general and mediation in particular, will rely upon the intelligent and dynamic culture of the legal profession in Hong Kong and active involvement of lawyers.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCivil justice reform-
dc.subjectAlternative dispute resolution-
dc.subjectMediation-
dc.subjectLegal profession-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleCivil justice reform in Hong Kong: Challenges and opportunities for development of alternative dispute resolutionen_US
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