Law Council of Australia


Presidents of Law Associations of Asia Summit 2024

19 June 2024

Caption: Presidents and senior office bearers representing the law associations of Australia, Cambodia, China, India,
Indonesia, Hong Kong SAR, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Korea, and Singapore.

On 7-8 June 2024, Law Council President Greg McIntyre SC represented the Law Council at the Presidents of Law Associations of Asia (POLA) Summit held in Hong Kong SAR. In addition to delivering a report on the Law Council’s activities at the Presidents’ Meeting, President McIntyre featured as a panellist in a working session titled ‘Keys to Sustainability of the Legal Profession’ and spoke about talent attraction and retention. In the margins of the Summit, the President met with the Law Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Bar Association, New Zealand Law Society, Malaysian Bar, Bar Association of India, the Indonesian Advocates Association (PERADI) and the Law Society of Singapore. The Law Council also signed an updated MOU with the Law Society of Singapore during the visit.

While in Hong Kong, the Law Council hosted a reception for 60 Australian lawyers practising in Hong Kong at the Residence of Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong, Mr Gareth Williams. The event was warmly received by the Australian and Australian-qualified lawyers in attendance, including Justice Kevin Zervos SC JP and Law Institute of Victoria President (and Law Council Director) Mr Matthew Hibbins.



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