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Professor Michael Wilkinson

BA, LLB (Cantab), Barrister

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Professor Michael Wilkinson BA, LLB (Cantab). He is a barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple. He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1983 and specializes in the teaching of conveyancing and professional conduct. He is also an examiner for the Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination and the PCLL Conversion Examination.  He served as Chairman of the Law Faculty Board and used to sit as a member of the Law Reform Commission.  He has served and still serves as the University’s Public Orator.

Specialized Areas: Conveyancing, Civil Procedure, Ethics, Advocacy

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 10 looseleaf volumes with Judith Sihombing, Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong Civil Procedure Vols 5 (1), (2), (3) and (4) Reissue 2013; the Professional Conduct of Lawyers in Hong Kong in five loose-leaf volumes and Advocacy and the Litigation Process in Hong Kong (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions).  ProfessorWilkinson 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.

Professor Wilkinson has recently completed the fifth edition of A Student’s Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong with Eric Cheung and Gary Meggitt and the seventh edition of A Student’s Guide to Hong Kong Conveyancing with Judith Sihombing.

In 2015, when he reached his 70th birthday, he officially `retired’ and is now an Adjunct Professor carrying his full teaching load and continuing with his research and writing unabated!