Professor Michael Wilkinson joined the School of Law in 1983 and was Head of the Department of Professional Legal Education from July 1996 to June 2005. His areas of specialization are conveyancing, civil procedure, professional conduct and advocacy. He has published practitioner and student books on conveyancing, civil procedure and professional conduct and a student textbook on advocacy. His most significant publications are Hong Kong Conveyancing Law and Practice and Cases and Materials in 8 looseleaf volumes with Judith Sihombing, Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong Civil Procedure Vols 5 (1) and (2) Reissue 2002; the Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong in two loose-leaf volumes with Michael Sandor and Advocacy and the Litigation Process in Hong Kong (1st and 2nd editions). Professor Wilkinson is particularly interested in civil justice reform and wrote a book (co-edited by Janet Burton) on Reform of the Civil Process in Hong Kong. He subsequently served as a member of the Chief Justice’s Working Party on Reform of the Civil Justice System. He has also recently written an article on Legal Professional Privilege which has been published in Law Lectures for Practitioners and an article on Execution of Deeds by Corporations which has been published in the Hong Kong Law Journal.
Professor Wilkinson has recently completed the second edition of A Student’s Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong and is currently working on a second edition of the Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong; he is contracted to write three updates each year for the Conveyancing looseleaf book and two updates each year for Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong Civil Procedure.