Webinar: The Social Values of Hong Kong Notarial Services
Event Code : 20240318



Notaries Public belong to the third branch of the legal profession. The Notary profession is the oldest legal profession, pre-dating solicitors and barristers. The role of Notaries Public is unique. The responsibility is to the transaction itself. They promote legal certainty and assure the truth which are essential to the society.

It was said " A Notary should ask what value he is adding to the document and whether he is fulfilling his duties as a Notary……"

In this seminar, the speaker will demonstrate the social values of Hong Kong Notarial Services with real life cases.

The speaker will illustrate the notarial services that were necessitated at the time of Covid-19 pandemic.


1. What is a Hong Kong Notary Public?

2. Relevant Legislations

3. Hong Kong Notaries Public v Barristers & Solicitors

4. Evidentiary Status of Notarial Instruments

5. Social Values of Notarial Services

6. Notarial Services during Covid-19 pandemic

7. Hague Apostille Convention 1961

8. Conclusion

9. Q & A


Mr. Samuel Li, Notary Public, and Solicitor, is the Sole Proprietor of Samuel Li & Co., Solicitors & Notaries.

Samuel now focuses on notarial practices. In the preceding 20+ years as a Hong Kong Notary Public, he has an excellent track record in providing notarial services to clients including overseas government, and world's leading brand companies. More than 70 countries and regions on world's 5 continents have accepted Samuel's notarised documents. Samuel has given 72 seminars to professionals to demonstrate notarial practice, with total audience exceeding 4,200. Samuel is the author of the soon released notarial book named "Notarial Services in Hong Kong: General Principles, Values and Practice". Samuel has received 14 Pro Bono Legal Services Awards & Professional Volunteer Service Awards respectively from the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR, The Law Society of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Council of Volunteering in recognition of his promoting legal knowledge and professional volunteering services to the public. In 2014, Samuel was nominated by the Hong Kong Law Society to participate in the Second Leadership Bauhinia Volunteer Award Selection organized by the Agency for Volunteer Service.

06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
CPD Hours:
1.5 Hours
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