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London barrister admitted for KPMG negligence trial, on condition Hong Kong counsel also appointed

By Dominic Lawson

05 November 2019

London barrister admitted for KPMG negligence trial, on condition Hong Kong counsel also appointed Hong Kong / iStock.com/IakovKalinin

A Hong Kong court has permitted a London-based barrister to appear in a claim against KPMG over its auditing of a now-insolvent forestry company – but it affirmed that overseas counsel must be instructed alongside local barristers, rather than solicitor advocates.