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(1) Any person seeking to be admitted as a barrister shall file with the Registrar a motion paper to move the Court on such date as shall be fixed by the Registrar, which shall not be less than-
(a) 30 days after the filing of the motion paper, if he is seeking to be admitted generally; or
(b) 14 days after filing of the motion paper, if he is seeking to be admitted for the purpose of any particular case or cases,
and shall pay to the Registrar the prescribed fee.
(2) Every motion paper in respect of a person seeking to be admitted under section 27 of the Ordinance as a barrister generally shall be accompanied by- (L.N. 100 of 1990)
(a) (i) his certificate of call to the Bar in England or Northern Ireland;
(ia) (Repealed L.N. 121 of 1993)
(ii) his certificate of admission as an advocate in Scotland;
(iii) his Bachelor of Laws degree certificate awarded by the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong or the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong and his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws; (L.N. 658 of 1994)
(iv) his Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, together with satisfactory evidence that he is a Hong Kong permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Ordinance (Cap 115), or is a Commonwealth citizen or citizen of the Republic of Ireland who has been ordinarily resident in Hong Kong for a period of at least 7 years; or (31 of 1987 s. 28; L.N. 28 of 1992)
(v) a certificate from the Registrar in accordance with Form 10 in the Schedule setting out the date of admission of the applicant as a solicitor in Hong Kong and, where the applicant has been admitted on more than one occasion, the date of each such admission and stating the period or periods, as the case may be, during which his name has been on the roll of solicitors; (L.N. 121 of 1993)
(b) an affidavit of identity in accordance with Form 5 in the Schedule completed by an officer of the Court; and
(c) an affidavit showing the manner in which he satisfies the requirements of section 27(1) of the Ordinance, and, if applicable, section 27(1A) of the Ordinance. (L.N. 100 of 1990)
(3) (a) Every motion paper in respect of a person seeking to be admitted as a barrister for the purpose of any particular case or cases shall be accompanied by an affidavit showing the manner in which he satisfies the requirements of section 27(1) and, if applicable, (1A) of the Ordinance, other than those mentioned in section 27(1)(e). (L.N. 100 of 1990)
(b) The Chief Justice may, in circumstances where it appears to him necessary, require that the motion paper in respect of any person referred to in paragraph (a) shall, in addition to the affidavit referred to in that paragraph, be accompanied by-
(i) any other document referred to in subrule (2); or
(ii) such other proof as the Chief Justice may consider satisfactory, of the matters evidenced by any document referred to in subrule (2).
(3A) Every motion paper in respect of a person seeking to be admitted as a barrister under section 27A of the Ordinance shall be accompanies by-
(a) a certificate of admission as a barrister or legal practitioner from the appropriate authority in the jurisdiction in which he was admitted, together with evidence that the certificate of admission is currently valid and in force;
(b) an affidavit attesting to each of the matters which an applicant must establish as set out in that section;
(c) a certificate from the Attorney General stating the period during which the applicant has been employed in the Legal Department of the Government as a legal officer within the meaning of the Legal Officers Ordinance (Cap 87); and
(d) an affidavit of identity in accordance with Form 5 in the Schedule completed by an officer of the Court. (L.N. 100 of 1990)
(4) A copy of the motion paper referred to in subrule (1) and of every document accompanying the motion paper in accordance with subrules (2), (3) and (3A) shall be served on the Attorney General and on the Secretary to the Bar Council by the person seeking to be admitted at the time that such motion paper is filed with the Registrar. (L.N. 41 of 1986; L.N. 386 of 1991)