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Hong Kong Law Subject Guide

The Inner Temple Library has created subject guides on various legal topics that the Library specialises in.

This particular guide covers electronic resources to which the Library has access that relate to Hong Kong and includes key law reports, cases & judgments and laws. The resources listed are subscription databases and free web sources.

The Library will supply scans, subject to the provisions of the law of copyright (the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014), to barrister members of all four Inns.

Charges for the document supply service are being waived during the Coronavirus situation, but the relevant form (Judicial Proceedings or Private Research) must be completed.

Enquiries may be made by email:


Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong
via Lexis Library

Law Reports via Subscription Databases

Hong Kong Cases
via Lexis Library

Hong Kong Family Law Reports
via Lexis Library

Judgments via Subscription Databases

Hong Kong Cases Unreported
via Lexis Library

Judgments via Free Websites


Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal –

Judiciary [Hong Kong] –

Legislation via Subscription Databases

Laws of Hong Kong
via Lexis Library

Legislation via Free Websites

Basic Law –

Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online –


Hong Kong e-Legislation –

Commentary via Subscription Databases

Lexis Library has textbooks and journals relating to Hong Kong

Examples include:

Hong Kong Civil Court Practice
Hong Kong Employment Law Manual
Hong Kong Family Court Practice
Asia Pacific Law Review

Research Guides

Community Legal Information Centre

Community Legal Information Centre (CLIC) is a guide, mostly in question and answer form, to the Hong Kong legal system, legal sources and a number of specific legal topics. There are links to sources throughout the text.

GlobaLex “One Country, Two Systems” of Legal Research: Finding the Law of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

This guide is directed at legal researchers outside HK. It focuses mostly on English-language information and free websites.