With Hong Kong’s unique history and special political status, many people wonder where Hong Kong’s laws come from. How did Hong Kong transition from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region, and what areas of law are relevant in Hong Kong today? This article provides a brief summary of Hong Kong’s modern legal history as well as a bite-size guide to the different areas of law in Hong Kong with related examples from daily life.
Employment law is relevant if you are in an employer/employee relationship with another person. Common employment disputes involve unlawful dismissal and compensation for workplace injuries.
Criminal law is relevant if you have committed an act that is liable to criminal punishment, ranging from traffic offences to murder.