On 5 October 2020, Carmen Tang – Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Data Privacy practice areas – has been appointed by the Honourable Chief Justice as a Practising Solicitor Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. The appointment will last for three years.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is established to maintain the standard and integrity of the legal profession. It is an independent body which deals with disciplinary cases brought by the Law Society against solicitors, registered foreign lawyers, trainee solicitors or an employee of a solicitor or a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong for alleged professional misconduct. Examples of professional misconduct include breaches of any of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance, Practice Directions or circulars issued by the Law Society, principles of the Solicitors’ Guide and other rules, principles and guidelines governing professional conduct.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is constituted by members selected from the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel who are appointed by the Chief Justice. It has a wide range of disciplinary powers including striking-off the name of a solicitor, suspending a solicitor and imposing a fine not exceeding HKD500,000.
Carmen Tang commented: “I – as one of the partners of Hugill & Ip – am grateful for this appointment and I am deeply committed to serve our community for the next three years in maintaining the standard and integrity of the legal profession in Hong Kong.”
To access the full list of Members, you can check the Hong Kong SAR Government website.