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CAPSL - Secertarys Bulletin Board 11 September 2001


Welcome to the Association web site. We hope that you will find the site clear and easy to use. It is of course your site and for the most part it will only be as interesting and useful as you, the Association members, make it. Contributions for inclusion on the site are needed and of course your comments on the site as it is now and any suggestions for its future development will always be welcome.

Greg Ross    Secretary and Acting Chairman


2 December 2008

In conjunction with the next Commonwealth Law Conference, the conference "Legal Education in the Modern Globalised Business Environment"  .may be of some interest.

It will be co-sponsored by the Law School of City University of Hong Hong and the Commonwealth Legal Education Association and will run  from 31 March to 2 April 2009 Further information can be found at the website www.cityu.edu.hk/slw/clea/. Those interested should advise the co-sponsors by email to: cleaconf@cityu.edu.hk

23 October 2008
16th Commonwealth Law Conference
April 2009

Please would any public sector lawyer contemplating attendance at the 2009 Conference, contact  the Secretary of CAPSL at

12 June 2008

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Law School in conjunction with the Cambridge University Centre for Public Law is organising a Joint Conference in Hong Kong from 10 to 12 December 2008 on the theme "Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance". For further details visit the Conference web site at http://jointconference.law.cuhk.edu.hk/programme.php

11 June 2008

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics (CAPWIP) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UN/ISDR) are holding a Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance on 19-22 October 2008 at the Dusit Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines.  The theme of the congress is "Gender in  Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction." The full information sheet and registration form for this Congress can be downloaded from the Congress website at http://www.capwip.org/3rdglobalcongress.htm


23 May 2008

16th Commonwealth Law Conference

The Law Society of Hong Kong is to host the  next Commonwealth Law Conference from 5th to 9th April 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre with the theme  “The Dynamics of Law in a Rapidly Changing World”.

1. Constitutional Issues, Human Rights & the Rule of Law
2. Corporate/ Commercial Law
3. Judges, the Legal Profession and the Community
4. Contemporary Legal Issues

For further information please check the Conference website www.commonwealthlaw2009.org

Any public sector lawyer considering attendance at the Conference is invited to contact  the Secretary of CAPSL

13 May 2008

CAPSL Chair 

We now know that the next Conference will be held in Hong Kong and I am currently with colleagues there and within the Commonwealth Lawyers Association to identify a successor Chair of CAPSL

Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA)  and CAPSL traditions require us to have a Hong Kong based senior public sector lawyer to be Chair of CAPSL until the end of the proposed CAPSL meeting in Hong Kong  in 2009.    

The Chair will be involved in organising a CAPSL meeting to be held in conjunction with next year’s Commonwealth Law Conference in Hong Kong. The CAPSL meeting usually also includes a ˝ day CAPSL seminar on legal issues of particular relevance to public sector lawyers. 

Any relatively senior  Honk Kong based public sector lawyer (practitioner or academic) can be considered. Expressions of interest sent to the Secretary CAPSL will be considered and submitted to the President of CLA for endorsement.

Public Sector Joint Ventures in New South W ales

In New South Wales, Australia, Government has legislated to deal with many of the contractual relationships involving the public and private sector. It may be of interest to CAPSL members outside NSW to be aware of some of the NSW initiative. Click here to read the paper


16 Dec 2007

I have felt for some time that it was high time that the bulletin board was updated. Six months have passed since the last entry and in that time another successful Commonwealth Law Conference  has been held, this one in Nairobi, Kenya. Perhaps more on that on another occasion but for the moment I would like to draw your attention to an address to the Conference delivered by Graham Leung on



Click here to read a precis of that address.