(S5) (Live Presentation and Webinar) Road Traffic Offence and Practical Guide

Date: 22 September 2023 (Friday) Time: 2:30pm–5:45pm  Language: Cantonese delivery with English materials Level: Elementary

Speaker:          Lau Wan Ching, Accredited Mediator, Barrister-at-law, Gilt Chambers

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

Highlights: The purpose of this course is to provide a brief summary of law, practice and procedure related to road traffic offences and will also discuss on how to handle the road traffic litigation at different stages, starting from initial contact to client at scene up to the stage of preparing and conducting trial for the traffic offences in court.

  • pre-trial preparation of road traffic litigation
  • practical guide for trial including how to deal with evidence (for example, expert evidence) and relevant procedures
  • statutes related to road traffic offences, for example, Road Traffic Ordinance (Cap. 374)
  • common road traffic offences, for example, careless driving, dangerous driving, drink driving/ drug driving, disqualification and other driving-related offences
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Lau Wan Ching
Lau Wan Ching, Barrister-at-Law, Accredited Mediator, Gilt Chambers Ms. Lau Wan-ching was called to the Bar of Hong Kong in 2007. She was also qualified as accredited mediator and started her private practice for mediation since 2011. In addition, Ms. Lau is appointed and currently served as Chairman/ Adjudicator/ Members in public service, legal and mediation area including the statutory appeal panel and disciplinary panel in Hong Kong. As a barrister-at-law, Ms. Lau’s areas of specialization (civil practice) in her legal profession include family, broadcasting and media, company, contracts, land and property, personal injury, mediation, mental health, sale of goods etc. She is also experienced in conducting criminal litigation (criminal practice), acting for prosecution as counsel on fiat or acting as defence counsel to defend/appeal in criminal cases (including criminal, traffic and departmental summons). Before switching her career and joined the legal profession, Ms. Lau worked as senior journalist and news anchor in several well-known local broadcasting media in Hong Kong for more than a decade including News and Information Services Division of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), News Channel of Cable TV, also News Department of Asia Television. Therefore, she also equips with strong background in media law including libel/defamation, privacy, reputation risk and access to information. During her professional practice, Ms. Lau also engages as part-time lecturer or guest speaker in the local universities in Hong Kong, teaching commercial law, medical law and media law. She also delivers lectures for CPD/ training courses in regard to legal issues related to building management and landlord and tenant, social media, copyright, competition law and Trade Description Ordinance, criminal law (including road traffic) etc.