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The small claims tribunal of Hong Kong: is it living up to its objectives?

Citation

Zhang, M and Price, R, The small claims tribunal of Hong Kong: is it living up to its objectives?, City University of Hong Kong Law Review, 3, (2) pp. 245-264. ISSN 2076-4030 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Dealing quickly and conveniently with civil claims which are relatively small in amount, the Small Claims Tribunal of Hong Kong (Tribunal) is a well-patronised forum which should have attracted academic attention because of its focus on the monetary daims of consumers. This has not however happened. This article seeks to fill this gap in the current literature. It makes an evaluation of the Tribunal by measuring its actual praxis with reference to its professed objectives, namely, to provide an accessible, quick and informal means of resofring smull claims. We also review the Tribunal's problems and make a range of reform proposals designed to improve further the operation of the Tribunal.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Author:Price, R (Mr Rohan Price)
ID Code:99009
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2015-03-11
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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