In his thoughtful treatise, Professor Anton Cooray, Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, examines town planning laws in Hong Kong. This work is the first comprehensive work on Hong Kong planning law and must have involved considerable research. Professor Cooray sets out in considerable detail the main regulatory systems and the many other more specialist regulations that apply such as advertisement and conservation control. The treatment follows the standard Halsbury formula with numbered paragraphs with extensive footnotes. The complex subject matter is set out clearly and logically. The reader is taken gently along in that the main principles are first set out and then there is further elaboration and explanation. Because of the format chosen by the author, the treatment is mainly descriptive and analytic though, as indicated, it does include an evaluation of the system. There are detailed footnotes that reveal the author's expert knowledge of both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong planning law. It is an essential source for anyone who wishes to understand town planning in Hong Kong.
"Book Review: Halisbury's Laws of Hong Kong: Town Planning,"
Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law: Vol. 16
, Article 5.
Available at: https://ir.law.fsu.edu/jluel/vol16/iss2/5