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Lexis Advance® Hong Kong Launch Party

Lexis Advance® Hong Kong

Launch Party Details

Date: Thursday, 16th May 2019

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Address: 11/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Let's Advance Program Details

LexisNexis has launched Lexis Advance® Hong Kong – our new legal solutions platform! To celebrate, you could share your experience in using Lexis Advance® Hong Kong to get a $500 Book Voucher and for a Chance to take home Grand Prizes!

Our independent judging panel would select 5 most well written pieces and each will be given a grand prize!  You have a chance to take home the latest tablet and new wireless earphones!

Terms and conditions apply

1st Prize Awardee

As a second-year trainee solicitor at a full-service law firm with strong practice in litigation and corporate matters, I am at the very front line of my firm to "taste" how powerful the Lexis Advance® Hong Kong platform is. Since one of the main duties of my job is to provide legal research support to my supervisors, it is a daily routine for me to browse and navigate different online legal research platforms. Among the various ground-breaking features of the new Lexis Advance® Hong Kong platform, I am particularly pleased with the following improvements, namely (1) top-notch searching capabilities; (2) one-stop shop for information and precedents; and (3) user-friendly interface. The new Lexis Advance® Hong Kong it simply allows users to access information more easily and quickly. When compared to the previous Lexis HK (and other legal research platforms such as Westlaw), Lexis Advance® Hong Kong definitely has the strongest and smartest legal search engine: it categorizes complicated legal topics in a highly user-friendly and clear manner. More importantly, I find the filters therein are so acute that my searches can be narrowed down effectively and efficiently. Apart from the edge-cutting search capabilities, I also find that incorporating the Practical Guidance into Lexis Advance® Hong Kong a highly valuable and clever move. Among those countless hours that I have spent in navigating online legal research platforms, some were arguably "wasted" because of the fact that I had to switch from one platform to another to look for different types of reference materials, ranging from legal news, business new to latest legislations, case laws, commentary to precedents and flowcharts. Do not underestimate the time and effort spent involved in switching from one platform to another - it is commonly cited as one of the "most painful tasks" of trainees and young lawyers at RME courses! While the two features mentioned above are clearly directly designed for improving efficiency in getting information, I would say that improving the user-friendliness of the home page also has the indirect effect in doing so. In particular, I like the "star" function which allows me to add to my preferred filters to the Favourites list. It saves me a lot of my time and effort! I also like the "History" function as I can go back to my previous findings easily, which even has a filter which allows me to narrow down my recollection process! It happens from time to time that I would close a window with search results that I need accidently. I may also forget what keywords that I have typed in, and wasted time in doing the same search again and again. Having this thoughtful "History" function really saves me from a lot of troubles! To conclude, I am very satisfied with the new Lexis Advance® Hong Kong platform, and I truly believe that it will soon become a new benchmark of online legal research platforms in Hong Kong. A new era of legal researches has begun!

Eric Hong, Fred Kan & Co

2nd Prize Awardee

As an avid researcher and a first year trainee, I am no stranger to LexisNexis. My experience with LexisNexis goes back to the grueling days as a law student at LSE; if one asked I would describe my relationship with the legal research platform as one of ‘necessary evil’ since the old LexisNexis search engine, utilizing an older build, was sluggish and often time bugged. With the introduction of Lexis Advance Hong Kong, I have become far more effective at work by using less time scouring for worthy materials with the help of a user-friendly interface. Instead, I now use the saved time on critically analyzing my research and generating solutions. The new Lexis Advance Hong Kong interface is more intuitive and self-explanatory than its predecessor, offering users a chance to look up materials they browsed in previous sessions, saving valuable materials into favorites for future reference and offering quick access to available publications. With regards to the last function, which I personally use the most, the evolved platform now allows users to save multiple chapters as individual files simultaneously; gone are the days when I had to spend hours downloading and compiling chapters from law books. In short, Lexis Advance Hong Kong is a much appreciated update to an already robust legal research engine. I look forward to even greater things to come to the platform.

Julian Tam, Hastings & Co

3rd Prize Awardee

Lexis Advance is a very useful platform that provides users to perform legal researches more effectively and efficiently. Although it might be a tradition for law firms to purchase actual law books for their perusal, it is way more convenient to search for forms and topics on Lexis Advance. Its benefits have brought lives of companies in various aspects easier. Regarding its brilliant webpage design and well-categorized topics, it provides users the fastest and easiest way to collect information directly by just browsing the website. Besides it also acts as a great complement for users who prefer performing the initial researches from actual books and download the forms that they required from their researches on Lexis Advance afterward. Finally, it may be concluded that it enables the users to save their precious time from doing researches to other aspects of work. Hence, Lexis Advance has hugely increased the productivity of users at work.

O Tse, O TSE & CO

4th Prize Awardee

It transforms my old-school exploration process into an intelligent, controllable and target-driven exercise. Results are now more integrative, compactly displayed by many customizable features. To me, it’s the ultimate gold mine of industry wisdom, the go-to tool for any legal research.

Pat Poon, SD Gold

5th Prize Awardee

The new LA HK platform exhibits a milestone of technological enhancements of all must-go contents for HK legal research.  The variety of functionality (to name a few, user-friendly browsing, structured or natural language searching, AI-smart suggestions of relevant solutions) demonstrates the refined mindset of solving users' problems.

Monica Yeung, Baker McKenzie

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Judging Panel

Grenville I Cross SBS, QC, SC

Grenville Cross SBS, QC, SC is the Vice Chairman (Senate) of the International Association of Prosecutors, and chairs the Association’s Standing Committee on Prosecutors in Difficulty. A career prosecutor, he served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 1997 to 2009. Mr Cross was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1974, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, becoming Senior Counsel in 1997. He is Honorary Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Adjunct Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, and Visiting Professor of Law, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan. Mr Cross is the Sentencing Editor of Hong Kong Cases and of Archbold Hong Kong. He is the Patron of Against Child Abuse, and Honorary Consultant to the Child Protection Institute. In 2010, Mr Cross was awarded the Certificate of Merit of the International Association of Prosecutors, for services to international prosecutions.


Andrew Bruce SC

Andrew Bruce, SC has been a barrister in private practice in Hong Kong since 2001. From 1982 to 2001 he was a prosecutor with the Hong Kong's Department of Justice. Prior to that from 1977 to 1982 he was in private practice in Adelaide in Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor. He was a member of the Bar Council of the Hong Kong Bar Association between 2002 and 2006, including as vice-chairman of the Council. Andrew is the author either in his own right or with others of Bruce & McCoy Criminal Evidence in Hong Kong (loose-leaf service) and Criminal Procedure: Trial on Indictment (loose-leaf service). He is also the editor of the forthcoming 4th Edition of Bribery and Corruption Law in Hong Kong. He sits from time to time as a Deputy Judge of the High Court.


Dr. P.Y. Lo

Dr. P. Y. Lo is a barrister who has been in private practice in Hong Kong for 25 years. He graduated in 1991 with an LLB degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Hong Kong in 2012. He is the current General Editor of Hong Kong Cases, an updating editor of Hong Kong Civil Practice Practice and a contributor to Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong. He has published on the Hong Kong Basic Law, the HKSAR courts, Hong Kong public law, and Hong Kong competition law in books and journals published in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. His most recent publication with LexisNexis is the Hong Kong District Court Practice (4th Edition). He is working on a new edition of the Hong Kong Basic Law.