Job ref no.: 40379

Contract Solicitor


  • Extra maternity leave
  • Extra paternity leave

Salary: $46,180 - $68,960 per month; depending on the relevancy of experience

Entry Requirements: Candidates should -
(a) (i) be admitted as a solicitor in a recognized jurisdiction as stipulated under Section 2A and Schedule 2 of the Legal Officers Ordinance; or
(ii) be a barrister with one year's professional experience since attaining the right to full practice in a recognized jurisdiction as stipulated under Section 2A and Schedule 2 of the Legal Officers Ordinance;
(b) have obtained Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE) or the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent [see Note]; and
(c) be fluent in English and Cantonese.

Note: 'Grade C' and 'Grade E' in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE held before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to 'Level 3' and 'Level 2' respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.

Duties: The successful candidate will be required to
(a) advise on legal issues which arise in the insolvency of corporations and individuals;
(b) prosecute offences under the relevant legislation;
(c) conduct directors' disqualification work;
(d) appear in court on behalf of the Official Receiver in relation to insolvency cases; and
(e) conduct legal research including insolvency related law and amending legislation.

Terms of Appointment: Successful candidates will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for 12 months.

Fringe Benefits A gratuity will be granted if the contract is satisfactorily completed with a consistently high standard of performance and conduct. The gratuity, plus any contribution by the Government towards a mandatory provident fund as required by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.
Rest days, statutory holidays (or substituted holidays), maternity leave or paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted in line with the provisions of the Employment Ordinance. 12 days paid annual leave will be granted under a continuous contract of employment for every 12 months.

How to apply: (a) Application forms [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] are obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau's website (
(b) Completed application form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] and a full curriculum vitae (C.V.) should reach the address specified below by post or by hand on or before 20 July 2018 at 6 p.m. Hong Kong time. Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid if the application is sent by post. Please state "Application for the Post of Contract Solicitor" on the envelope. The C.V. should include the following information –
(i) grading of the subjects taken in public examinations from secondary education onwards (with exact date of scoring the result);
(ii) results in LLB, CPE, PCLL, Law Society Final and Bar Final examinations listing the grading of the subjects taken (with copies of transcripts and certificates);
(iii) exact date and place of admission or call (with copies of supporting documents); and
(iv) employment records with detailed description of duties.
(c) Applicants who are not invited for interview within 8 weeks from the closing date for application may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address: Personnel Registry, Official Receiver's Office, 10/F, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong

Enquiry Telephone: 2867 2677

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 20/07/2018 18:00:00

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.
(g) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below enquiry address.

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Job ref no. 40379 (CT3115514-01#0222)
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Contract
  • Full-time
  • 1 year
Career Level
  • Non-management level
  • Degree