(M3) (Live Presentation and Webinar) The Social and Economic Values of Hong Kong Notarial Services

Date:  07 March 2023 (Tuesday)  Time: 2:30pm – 5:45pm Language: Cantonese with English Course Materials Level: Intermediate

Speaker: Samuel Li, Solicitor & Notary Public, Samuel Li & Co

Lawyer CPD / ACCA CPD / SFC CPT / Insurers’ CPD Pts:  3 points  Fee: HK$1,790

Highlights:

The notary pro ession is a survival of a civil law notion in the corporate law.  It was said that Notaries Public might be regarded as the third arm of a legal profession, alongside solicitors and barristers.  The activity of Notaries Public is unique.  The responsibility is to the transaction itself.  They assure legal certainty and truth which are essential to society.

It was said “A Notary should ask what value he is adding to the document and whether he is fulfilling his duties as a Notary……”

In this seminar, the speaker will illustrate with real life experience so as to demonstrate the social and economic values of Hong Kong Notarial Services.

The speaker will address the remote online notarisation and the notarial services during Covid-19.

  • What is a Hong Kong Notary Public?
  • Relevant Legislations
  • Hong Kong Notaries Public v Barristers & Solicitors
  • Evidentiary Status of Notarial Instruments
  • Social Values of Notarial Services
  • Economic Values of Notarial Services
  • Remote Online Notarisation
  • Notarial Services during Covid-19
  • Conclusion
  • Q & A
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Mr Samuel Li is the Sole Proprietor of Samuel Li & Co., Solicitors & Notaries. He qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1983. He passed the Notarial Examination in 1995 and was admitted as a Hong Kong Notary Public. Samuel now focuses on notarial practices. In the preceding 20+ years as a Hong Kong Notary Public, he has an excellent track record in providing notarial services to clients including overseas government, and world's leading brand companies. More than 70 countries and regions on world's 5 continents have accepted Samuel's notarised documents. Samuel has given 49 seminars to professionals to demonstrate notarial practice, with total audience exceeding 3,680. Samuel is the author of the soon released notarial book named "Notarial Services in Hong Kong: General Principles, Values and Practice". Samuel has received 14 Pro Bono Legal Services Awards & Professional Volunteer Service Awards respectively from the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR, The Law Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Volunteering in recognition of his promoting legal knowledge and professional volunteering services to the public. In 2014, Samuel was nominated by the Hong Kong Law Society to participate in the Second Leadership Bauhinia Volunteer Award Selection organized by the Agency for Volunteer Service.

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