Online Training: Essentials of Court Procedure and Evidence

31 July 2020 (Fri)

Time
0930 –1700

Fee
HK$1,500

Venue
Online training logistics will be provided to individual participants when successfully registered

Language
Cantonese supplemented with English materials

Professionals may sometimes find themselves involved in court proceedings. Sometimes government officers may be called upon as factual or expert witnesses in both civil and criminal trials. Some of them may have to take up the role as prosecutors on behalf of their respective units. Professionals in the private sector may represent their companies in litigation when involved in contractual disputes or criminal charges (e.g. industrial summons). As such, a general knowledge of court procedure and rules of evidence is essential for professionals to avoid pitfalls and to discharge their duties properly. Through an interactive learning approach, this course will make use of lecture, moot court demonstration and role play to illustrate the key elements of court procedure and evidence.

Content

  • Overview of Civil Procedure
  • Civil Justice Reform
  • Jurisdiction of Courts
  • Court Case Management
  • Writ to Commence Proceedings
  • Service of Court Documents
  • Pleadings
  • Default Judgment
  • Summary Judgment
  • Interlocutory Applications
  • Preparations for Trial
  • Witness Statements
  • Affidivat/Affirmations
  • Discovery Process
  • Trail Procedure
  • Expert Witness
  • Appeal
  • Criminal Offence
  • Mens Rea and Actus Rea
  • Strict Liability
  • Absolute Liability
  • Statutory Defence
  • Jurisdiction of Magistrates and higher courts
  • Hearsay Rules and its exceptions
  • Court Procedure
  • Plea Bargain
  • 65B & 65C of Criminal Procedure Ordinance
  • Memory Refreshing
  • Identification
  • Confession/ Voire Dire
  • Previous inconsistent Statement
  • Exhibits
  • Sentence
  • Costs

Trainer

Mr. Harrison CHEUNG
Barrister-at-Law, Chartered Engineer
Arbitrator, HKIAC Mediator and Dispute Resolution Advisor

Harrison is a practicing barrister, a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also an HKIAC accredited mediator and is on the Panel List of Mediators and Arbitrators of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Harrison is a seasoned speaker who has been co-operating with local universities (HKU, PolyU, CityU SCOPE, etc.) in recent years and teaching courses of various legal topics.

Since July 2012, there are more than 3,000 participants who joined the courses, who are management staffs, government officials and professionals from different disciplines.