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Rebecca Lee 李穎芝

Associate Professor

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Rebecca Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong.  She received her LLB and BCL from the University of Hong Kong and University of Oxford respectively.  She researches in Equity & Trusts and Non-profit Law, and related aspects in Chinese law, including comparative trusts, third sector and adult guardianship laws. 

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Books & Chapters

“The Vulnerability of Trusts in Divorce”, in Richard Nolan, Kelvin Low & Tang Hang Wu, Trusts and Modern Wealth Management (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018).

(ed.) Trust Law in Asian Civil Law Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) (with Lusina Ho), 290 pages. 

“Convergence and Divergence in the Worlds of the Trust: Duties and Liabilities of Trustees under the Chinese Trust” in Lionel Smith (ed.), The Worlds of the Trusts (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp 406-427. 


“Disgorgement of unauthorised fiduciary gains: An exercise in causation?” (2017) 11 Journal of Equity 29-47.

“Charity without Politics?  Exploring the Limits of ‘Politics’ in Charity Law” (2015) Journal of Civil Society 271-282.

“Guardianship of Elderly with Diminished Capacity: The Chinese Challenge” (2015) 29(1) International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family 1-14

“Conceptualizing the Chinese Trust” (2009) 58 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 655-669. 

“Rethinking the Content of the Fiduciary Obligation” (2009) 73 The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 236-253.

“Modernizing Charity Law in China” (2009) 18(2) Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 347-372.

“In Search of the Nature and Function of Fiduciary Loyalty: Some Observations on Conaglen’s Analysis” (2007) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 327-338.

Shorter articles

“The Beneficiary’s Right to Elect Remedies for Misapplied Trust Funds” (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review 565-570 (with Lusina Ho). 

“Substitutive Compensation: An Irrelevant Fairy Tale” (2015) 9 Journal of Equity 94-101. 

“Reparative Compensation for Deliberate Breaches of Trust” (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 542-547 (with Lusina Ho). 

“Reluctant Bedfellows: Knowing Receipt and Want of Authority” (2012) 75 Modern Law Review 91-100 (with Lusina Ho). 

Stack v Dowden: a Sequel” (2008) 124 Law Quarterly Review 209.

Specialized Areas: Equity & Trusts; Contract