Increasingly in Hong Kong the regulation of professional bodies, licensed activity, and statutory groups is left to Boards or Tribunals.
In respect of this "self-regulating" activity, the many Tribunals operate under different legislative provisions and have developed their own specific internal rules and guidelines.
These Boards and Tribunals are vested with oversight of many licensing and control bodies, entities that grant permits through to matters of employment or engagement with entities such as universities, government departments, and the like.
Appearing before these bodies, which are frequently constituted by persons drawn from the community as opposed to professional judges, requires a different and specialised type of advocacy.
Members of Liberty Chambers have extensive experience in appearing before these Tribunals and Boards to secure the effective conduct of the decision-making bodies. In the event of an adverse outcome, members have similar experience in taking the matter on appeal.