Prof. Steven Brian GALLAGHER
Professional Consultant
Tel(852) 3943 1832
Fax(852) 2994 2505

Room 533,
Faculty of Law,
5/F, Lee Shau Kee Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sha Tin, NT, Hong Kong SAR

Steven Gallagher has taught equity and trusts, land, company and insolvency law. His research interests include cultural heritage, legal history and equity. He is currently researching into the origins of the law of trusts.

Education and Professional Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons)
  • LL.M. International Corporate and Financial Law
  • Barrister
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Community Activities

  • Member, Editorial Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society’s journal, The Hong Kong Lawyer
  • Consultant for the Department of Justice on the revisions to Hong Kong’s law of trusts to be implemented 1st December 2013

Research Interests

  • Equity and trusts
  • Cultural Heritage Law
  • Legal History
  • International Corporate Liquidation

Representative Publications


  • Equity and the law of trusts in Hong Kong (2013) available free in PDF on request:
  • Equity and the Law of Trusts: Centuries in the Making (London: GB Books, 2013)
  • Fundamentals of Business Law (Singapore: Pearson South Asia Ltd, 2013)


  • Shared Heritage: Management of British Warship Wrecks Overseas (English Heritage, 2009).

Journal Articles

  • 'Museums and Human Remains: an Equitable Solution’ (2010) 17 International Journal of Cultural Property 65-86
  • 'Raising the Dead: Exhumation and the Faculty Jurisdiction: Should we presume to exhume?’ (2010) 1 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
  • 'Protecting the Dead: Exhumation and the Ministry of Justice’ [2008] 5 Web Journal of Current Legal Issues