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Head IV

OLQE 2008

Head IV Speakers
Ody Apostol Lai Ody Apostol Lai
Barrister-at-law, Admiralty Chambers

Ody is a practicing barrister in Hong Kong and practices in criminal, commercial and family law. Ody is also a Fellow Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong and in Philippines. She worked in various accounting and managerial positions for more than 15 years. She also managed and owned her own businesses for at least 10 years before practicing in the Hong Kong Bar.
Professional Conduct
Amanda Whitfort Amanda Whitfort
Associate Professor, Department of Professional Legal Education,
The University of Hong Kong

(Barrister of the High Court of Hong Kong)

(Barrister and Solicitor of the Supteme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia)

Former Examiner in Professional Conduct (Head IV) for 7 years

Amanda Whitfort is an Associate Professor in the Department of Professional Legal Education where she has led the Criminal Litigation course on The University of Hong Kong's Postgraduate Certificate of Laws for eight years. She has also taught Professional Practice, Civil Litigation, and Advocacy and both the University of Hong Kong and at the City University of Hong Kong.

She has extensive experience in trial prosecution in Australia where she is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia. In 2005 she was the first local candiate to pass the Hong Kong Bar Association's Qualification Examinations.

She is currently a parctising member of the Hong Kong Bar and a preosecutor on fiat for the Department of Justice in Hong Kong. In 2001 she was awarded the University of London's Convocation Trust Brigid Cotter prize for obtaining the highest aggregate on the external LLM programme.

She is currently chief examiner for The Law Society of Hong Kong's Overseas Lawyer's Qualification Examinations in Criminal Procedure (Head II) and was previously an examiner in Professional Conduct (Head IV), for seven years.

Her research interests include criminal justice and administration, environmental law (incuding animal law), and PRC criminal law and procedure.
Head IV Examination Date
7 November 2008 (Friday)
Head IV Class Schedule
Date Time Hrs Topic   Speaker Remarks
Tue 15 Jul 7:00pm - 9:15pm 2 Professional Conduct L1 Amanda
Tue 22 Jul 7:00pm - 9:15pm 2 Professional Conduct L2 Amanda
Tue 12 Aug 7:00pm - 9:15pm 2 Professional Conduct L3 Amanda
Fri 29 Aug 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Accounts L4 Ody
Tue 2 Sep 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Professional Conduct R1 Amanda
Thu 4 Sep 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Accounts L5 Ody
Fri 5 Sep 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Accounts R2 Ody
Tue 9 Sep 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Professional Conduct R3 Amanda
Fri 10 Oct 6:30pm - 10:00pm 3.5 Mock Examination
Mon 13 Oct 7:00pm - 9:45pm 2.5 Mock Exam Feedback Ody, Amanda
Head IV Class Venue
Room 306, 3/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong [View Map]
Signing in & out at Registration Registration begins 20 minutes before the start of each session. Bad Weather Policy Class sessions will be cancelled if a No. 8 higher tropical cyclone signal or black storm warning is raised within 3 hours before the start of registration or during the session. In the event of cancellation due to bad weather, the session will be re-schedule.
No CPD Course for OLQE 2008 at the moment.
Examination Dates
Important Dates
  • Closing date for lodging application to sit the 2008 OLQE Examinations11 Jul 2008 (Fri)
  • Closing date for registration to sit the 2008 OLQE Examinations22 Aug 2008 (Fri)
  • The Examination will test candidates on the relevant law up to31 Aug 2008 (Sun)
  • Issue of candidate slips15-19 Sep 2008
  • Last date to advise of disability27 Sep 2008 (Sat)
  • Last day to withdraw from Examiantion to be eligible for part refund of registration fee14 Oct 2008 (Tue)
  • Provisional date for release of the results30 Jan 2009 (Fri)