Common Law Training


The common law is a tradition in which judicial decisions are authoritative sources of law, distinct from statutes/Ordinances enacted by the legislature.

The common law is law formulated by judges of the superior courts in common law jurisdictions (“Case law”), including Hong Kong.

“Common Law – process and principles”: (1) explains how case law is created and shaped by judges in the course of adjudicating disputes on a case-by-case basis (“Process”); and (2) illustrates common law principles in 4 major categories of law: Contract, Torts, Property, and Criminal Law (“Principles”).

Our approach is practical rather than theoretical. We aim to show how lawyers and judges trained in the common law tradition respond to problem situations raised by clients and litigants.

Lawyers admitted in non-common law jurisdictions, such as Mainland China, Europe, Japan, and Latin America (“non-common lawyers”), especially non-common lawyers sitting the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (“OLQE”). This is because the core skills needed to pass the OLQE are derived from the common law.

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