Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong

This extensive work is one of the most useful legal resource as each section of the legislation is described, defined, interpreted, explained and referenced to the detail.

The most comprehensive collection of annotated ordinances covering over 170 pieces of local legislation


Modelled on the authoritative Halsbury's Statutes of England, each Ordinance is reproduced in full, and is crafted to carefully analyse and discuss the history, interpretation, treatment and application of every section of the legislation.

Detailed section-by-section annotation providing precise information on frequently referenced Hong Kong Ordinances.

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Annotations to over 170 Ordinances in Hong Kong.

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Ordinances Covered

Ordinances Covered


Administrative Appeals Board Ordinance (Cap 442)

Administration Of Estates By Consular Officers Ordinance (Cap 191)

Adoption Ordinance (Cap 290)

Air Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap 311)

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance (Cap 615)

Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 341) (Repealed in 2011)

Arbitration Ordinance (Cap 609)

Banking Ordinance (Cap 155)

Bankruptcy Ordinance (Cap 6)

Bills of Exchange Ordinance (Cap 19)

Bills Of Lading And Analogous Shipping Documents Ordinance (Cap 440)

Bills of Sale Ordinance (Cap 20)

Broadcasting (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 391)

Broadcasting Ordinance (Cap 562)

Building Management Ordinance (Cap 344)

Buildings Ordinance (Cap 123)

Business Registration Ordinance (Cap 310)

Child Abduction and Custody Ordinance (Cap 512)

Chief Executive Election Ordinance (Cap 569)

Civil Aviation Ordinance (Cap 448)

Civil Liability (Contribution) Ordinance (Cap 377)

Clearing and Settlement Systems Ordinance (Cap 584)

Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance (Cap 376)

Commodities Trading Ordinance (Cap 250) (Repealed 2002)

Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 32)

Companies Ordinance (Cap 622)

Competition Ordinance (Cap 619)

Complex Commercial Crimes Ordinance (Cap 394)

Consumer Council Ordinance (Cap 216)

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap 623)

Control of Exemption Clauses Ordinance (Cap 71)

Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (Cap 390)

Conveyancing and Property Ordinance (Cap 219)

Copyright Ordinance (Cap 528)

Corporate Bodies Contracts Ordinance (Cap 293)

Costs In Criminal Cases Ordinance (Cap 492)

Crimes Ordinance (Cap 200)

Criminal Procedure Ordinance (Cap 221)

Crown Proceedings Ordinance (Cap 300)

Customs and Excise Service Ordinance (Cap 342)

Dangerous Drugs Ordinance (Cap 134)

Defamation Ordinance (Cap 21)

Disability Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 487)

District Court Ordinance (Cap 336)

District Councils Ordinance (Cap 547)

Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance (Cap 189)

Drug Trafficking (Recovery of Proceeds) Ordinance (Cap 405)

Dutiable Commodities Ordinance (Cap 109)

Education Ordinance (Cap 279)

Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance (Cap 554)

Electronic Transactions Ordinance (Cap 553)

Employees' Compensation Ordinance (Cap 282)

Employees Retraining Ordinance (Cap 423)

Employment Ordinance (Cap 57)

Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap 499)

Estate Duty Ordinance (Cap 111)

Evidence Ordinance (Cap 8)

Factors Ordinance (Cap 48)

Family Status Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 527)

Fatal Accidents Ordinance (Cap 22)

Film Censorship Ordinance (Cap 392)

Financial Reporting Council Ordinance (Cap 588)

Foreign Judgments (Restriction on Recognition and Enforcement) Ordinance (Cap 46)

Gambling Ordinance (Cap 148)

Government Leases Ordinance (Cap 40)

Guardianship of Minors Ordinance (Cap 13)

High Court Ordinance (Cap 4)

Homicide Ordinance (Cap 339)

Housing Ordinance (Cap 283)

Immigration Ordinance (Cap 115)

Immigration Service Ordinance (Cap 331)

Import and Export Ordinance (Cap 60)

Independent Commission Against Corruption Ordinance (Cap 204)

Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Ordinance (Cap 481)

Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112)

Insurance Companies Ordinance (Cap 41)

Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1)

Interception Of Communications And Surveillance Ordinance (Cap 589)

Intestates' Estates Ordinance (Cap 73)

Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission Ordinance (Cap 92)

Jury Ordinance (Cap 3)

Juvenile Offenders Ordinance (Cap 226)

Labour Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 25)

Land (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance (Cap 28)

Land Acquisition (Possessory Title) Ordinance (Cap 130)

Land Development Corporation Ordinance (Cap 15) (Repealed in 2000)

Land Registration Ordinance (Cap 128)

Landlord and Tenant (Consolidation) Ordinance (Cap 7)

Lands Resumption Ordinance (Cap 124)

Lands Tribunal Ordinance (Cap 17)

Law Amendment and Reform (Consolidation) Ordinance (Cap 23)

Legal Aid Ordinance (Cap 91)

Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap 159)

Legislative Council Ordinance (Cap 542)

Legitimacy Ordinance (Cap 184)

Limitation Ordinance (Cap 347)

Limited Partnerships Ordinance (Cap 37)

Magistrates Ordinance (Cap 227)

Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap 485)

Marriage Ordinance (Cap 181)

Marriage Reform Ordinance (Cap 178)

Married Persons Status Ordinance (Cap 182)

Matrimonial Causes Ordinance (Cap 179)

Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Ordinance (Cap 192)

Mediation Ordinance (Cap 620)

Mental Health Ordinance (Cap 136)

Merchant Shipping Ordinance (Cap 281)

Merchant Shipping (Security Of Ships And Port Facilities) Ordinance (Cap 582)

Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap 608)

Miscellaneous Licences Ordinance (Cap 114)

Misrepresentation Ordinance (Cap 284)

Money Lenders Ordinance (Cap 163)

New Territories Leases (Extension) Ord (Cap 150)

New Territories Ordinance (Cap 97)

New Territories (Renewable Government Leases) Ordinance (Cap 152)

Noise Control Ordinance (Cap 400)

Oaths and Declarations Ordinance (Cap 11)

Occupiers Liability Ordinance (Cap 314)

Offences Against the Person Ordinance (Cap 212)

Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance (Cap 455)

Parent and Child Ordinance (Cap 429)

Partition Ordinance (Cap 352)

Partnership Ordinance (Cap 38)

Patents Ordinance (Cap 514)

Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap 486)

Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance (Cap 172)

Police Force Ordinance (Cap 232)

Post Office Ordinance (Cap 98)

Powers of Attorney Ordinance (Cap 31)

Prevention and Control of Diseases Ordinance (Cap 599)

Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap 201)

Prevention of Child Pornography Ordinance (Cap 579)

Probate and Administration Ordinance (Cap 10)

Public Health and Municipal Services Ordinance (Cap 132)

Race Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 602)

Rating Ordinance (Cap 116)

Registration of Local Newspapers Ordinance (Cap 268)

Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance (Cap 459)

Road Traffic (Driving-Offence Points) Ordinance (Cap 375)

Rural Representative Election Ordinance (Cap 576)

Sale of Goods Ordinance (Cap 26)

Securities (Insider Dealing) Ordinance (Cap 395) (Repealed 2002)

Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap 571)

Separation and Maintenance Orders Ordinance (Cap 16)

Sex Discrimination Ordinance (Cap 480)

Stamp Duty Ordinance (Cap 117)

Summary Offences Ordinance (Cap 228)

Supply of Services (Implied Terms) Ordinance (Cap 457)

Tax Reserve Certificates Ordinance (Cap 289)

Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap 106)

Telephone Ordinance (Cap 269) (Repealed in 2000 by Cap 106)

Television Ordinance (Cap 52) (Repealed in 2000 by Cap 562)

The Legislative Council Commission Ordinance (Cap 443)

Theft Ordinance (Cap 210)

Town Planning Ordinance (Cap 131)

Trade Descriptions Ordinance (Cap 362)

Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap 559)

Transfer of Businesses (Protection of Creditors) Ordinance (Cap 49)

Travel Agents Ordinance (Cap 218)

Trustee Ordinance (Cap 29)

Unconscionable Contracts Ordinance (Cap 458)

Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap 354)

Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap 358)

Wills Ordinance (Cap 30)

Note: New Ordinances will be annotated periodically and added to this list

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Updates: The content is kept up-to-date on a periodical basis to ensure legislative amendments are reflected, and treatments of new cases are updated within the annotations. 

Format: 170 soft cover books; LexisHK (Online); Lexis Red (Digital)

ISBN: 9789628105014

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