DEPARTMENT OF LAW
LLB (HKU), BCL (Oxon), PCLL (HKU)
Rebecca Lee is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of The University of Hong Kong. She researches in Equity & Trusts and Non-profit Law, and related aspects in Chinese law, including comparative trusts, third sector and adult guardianship laws. She has published works in these areas in leading English, Australian and American law journals including the International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Law Quarterly Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Equity, Virginia Journal of International Law, and Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal.
Rebecca has advised the Hong Kong Government on the reform of the Trustee Ordinance, and more recently, her joint research project on special needs trust has led to the successful introduction of a government-led and -managed trust scheme for individuals with cognitive impairment. The research also won the Faculty and University Knowledge Exchange Awards. Rebecca has also shared her views with the Korean Government and participated in the launch of special needs trust products by AVIC Trust Co Ltd in mainland China.
Rebecca was awarded the University Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2009 and the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. She has completed several research projects funded by the Research Grants Council. Currently, she is working on research projects on selected issues in trusts law, charity governance, and special needs support.
- Special Needs Financial Planning: A Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (with L Ho) (姚江濤、袁田譯《特殊需要信託——財務規劃比較研究》（中航信託及法律出版社，2021）).
- Trust Law in Asian Civil Law Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013) (with L Ho) (查松譯《亞洲大陸法系國家和地區中的信託法》（法律出版社，2020）).
- “Trusts in Hong Kong: Historical Application and Current Practice” in Matthew Harding and Ying Liew (eds) Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context(Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2021) (with L Ho).
- “The Vulnerability of Trusts in Divorce”, in Richard Nolan, Kelvin Low & Tang Hang Wu, Trusts and Modern Wealth Management(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- “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).
- “Exclusion of Duty and the Irreducible Core Content of Trusteeship” (2020) 14 Journal of Equity 131-150 (with M Yip).
- “Relief for Bribes in Equity” (2019) 13 Journal of Equity 122-143.
- “The Evolution of the Modern International Trust: Developments and Challenges” (2018) 103 Iowa Law Review 2069-2095.
- “Correcting Mistakes in Trust Planning: A Comparative Post-Pitt Analysis” (2018) 82 The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 45-62.
- “Disgorgement of unauthorised fiduciary gains: An exercise in causation?” (2017) 11 Journal of Equity29-47.
- “Charity without Politics? Exploring the Limits of ‘Politics’ in Charity Law” (2015) Journal of Civil Society271-282.
- “Guardianship of Elderly with Diminished Capacity: The Chinese Challenge” (2015) 29(1) International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family1-14.
- “Conceptualizing the Chinese Trust” (2009) 58 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 655-669.
- “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 Studies327-338.
- “The Beneficiary’s Right to Elect Remedies for Misapplied Trust Funds” (2017) 133 Law Quarterly Review565-570 (with L Ho).
- “Substitutive Compensation: An Irrelevant Fairy Tale” (2015) 9 Journal of Equity94-101.
- “Reparative Compensation for Deliberate Breaches of Trust” (2014) 130Law Quarterly Review 542-547 (with L Ho).
- “Reluctant Bedfellows: Knowing Receipt and Want of Authority” (2012) 75 Modern Law Review91-100 (with L Ho).
- “Stack v Dowden: a Sequel” (2008) 124 Law Quarterly Review