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CPD Course:
Chinese Custom
and Law in Hong Kong:
The Curious Case
of the Chinese
Customary Trust

Presented by
Prof.  Steven Gallagher,
Professor of Practice in Law,
Associate Dean
(Academic & Student Affairs),
The Faculty of Law,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chinese Custom and Law in Hong Kong: The Curious Case of the Chinese Customary Trust
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Code: EVT000000403 Level: Intermediate
Date: 14 July 2023 (Friday) Language: English
Time: 09:30 - 12:45
(Reception starts at 09:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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Presenter's Profile:
Prof. Steven Gallagher

Steven Gallagher was awarded a first class LL.B.  He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006.  Steven teaches equity and trusts, property law, and a course on art, antiquities, cultural heritage and the law.  In September 2023, Steven began teaching a new course on digital technology and law.  Steven has presented over 200 continuing professional development courses for solicitors in Hong Kong on many topics associated with property.  Steven’s research interests include equity and the law of trusts, cultural heritage law, Chinese custom and law, and legal history.  In 2023, Steven published a textbook on Digital Technology and Law.  He is not a technologist.

Course Outline:

This three-hour course will consider Chinese custom and law in Hong Kong.  The seminar will consider how Chinese custom was introduced to the common law of Hong Kong, what Chinese custom was recognised by the laws of Hong Kong and how that recognition has developed the law and the custom.

The focus of the seminar will be on the curious case of the Chinese customary trust - recognised only in the law of Hong Kong and only for land in the New Territories of Hong Kong.  We will consider whether these trusts, in particular the t’so and the t’ong, are trusts, how they may be created, what these trusts may do, what obligations are on their managers, what rights their beneficiaries have, and how they may be brought to an end.

Some of the topics which will be covered in this course include:

  • What Chinese custom has been recognised in the law of Hong Kong;
  • How has that recognition changed;
  • Chinese customary trusts- the t’so and the t’ong;
  • How are they formed;
  • Are Chinese customary trusts really trusts?
  • T’so and t’ong managers as trustees;
  • How Chinese customary trusts may be brought to an end.

This course is provided by:  Kornerstone Limited
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Course: Chinese Custom and Law in Hong Kong
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Chinese Custom and Law in Hong Kong and the Curious Case of the Chinese Customary Trust
Presenter(s): Prof. Steven Gallagher
Code:
EVT000000322
Date: 12 October 2020 (Monday)
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
Venue: Online via Zoom
Language: English
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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