Civil Justice Reform: An Overview
L1.  What should be considered before taking legal action [Sample court forms]
L2.  What should be noted about civil proceedings
L3.  What are the stages in a civil action
L4.  How to prepare for a hearing or trial
L5.  How is a trial or hearing conducted in court
L6.  What are Statements of Truth
L7.  How to shorten legal proceedings: Order 13A admissions in monetary claims
L8.  How to shorten legal proceedings: Sanctioned offers and sanctioned payments
L9.  How to apply for judicial review
L10.  How to appeal
L11.  What is taxation of costs
L12.  Civil Justice Reform: Transitional Arrangements
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A. Purpose of Collection
  1. Personal data provided in your enquiry will be used by the Judiciary for the purposes of processing and following up your enquiry.
  2. Your enquiry may also be used for the compilation of statistics on the number and nature of enquiries received by the Judiciary.  The outcome of the resulting statistics will not be in a form that will identify your enquiry  and any of your personal data.
  3. The provision of your name and correspondence address is voluntary.  If you do not provide sufficient information, the Judiciary may not be able to process and follow up your enquiry.
B. Classes of Transferees

Personal data in your enquiry, or copies of which, will be disclosed or transferred to parties relevant and necessary for the purposes as stated in paragraphs 1 and 2 above.

C. Access to Personal Data
  5. You have a right to request access to and correction of your personal data provided in your enquiry in accordance with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486). 
  6. You should make your access request by completing the Data Access Request Form specified by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data under section 67 of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.  The Form is accessible at and the Resource Centre.
  7. Your right of access includes the right to obtain a copy of your personal data provided in the enquiry subject to payment of a fee at $1.3 per sheet or at such rate as shall be promulgated by the Director of Accounting Services. 
D. Enquiries
  8. Enquiries concerning your personal data provided in your enquiry, including making access and corrections, should be addressed to :

Chief Judicial Clerk, High Court Registry,
High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong
Tel : 2825 4571
Fax : 2524 9725

Note:   The above does not apply to access or correction requests in respect of court records.  Requests relating to court records should be referred to the relevant Registrar or the authorized officer of the relevant Court or Tribunal in accordance with the relevant Ordinance.

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