Adjunct Associate Professor

Anne Scully-Johnson (Anne Scully-Hill) taught law in Hong Kong for thirteen years, the last ten of which were spent at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before moving to Hong Kong, Anne was a law lecturer in London. She is also an accredited mediator in both London and Hong Kong. Anne’s teaching and research interests include family law and child law; judicial review; and the method and philosophy of the common law tradition. Anne is currently an Ekstern Lektor at the Faculty of Law, Copenhagen University.



  • LL.B. (Hons) (Lond.)
  • LL.M. Legal Theory & Legal History (Lond.)
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator
  • HKIAC Accredited Mediator
  • HKMAAL Accredited Family Mediator


  • Member, Family Law Committee, The Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Family Law Association of Hong Kong
  • Legal Adviser to the Ombudsman of Hong Kong
  • Member, Editorial Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society’s journal, The Hong Kong Lawyer
  • External Examiner, PCLL Conversion Examination Authority
  • Co-Director, Mediation Institute, Faculty of Law, CUHK
  • Member, Secretary for Justice’s Working Group on Mediation
  • Member, Secretary for Justice’s Sub-Group on the Regulatory Framework for Mediation
  • Member, Everywoman Everywhere Regional Working Group for the Everywoman Everywhere Initiative


  • Child Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Judicial Review
  • Feminist Legal Theory


  • Digital multimedia resource for legal English: An interdisciplinary project: Co-Investigator; UGC Funded; Completion Date: December 2016.
  • CEDAW: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Hong Kong?: Co-Author with Prof. Amy Barrow, Faculty of Law, CUHK: Research commissioned by the Carr Center at the Kennedy School,  Harvard University, 2014.
  • A Study of the Impact of Judicial Review Decisions relating to the Basic Law on the Content of Legislation and the Legislative Process between 1997 and the present (RGC General Research Fund (formerly Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Research Grants Council, 2008-2009 Round, Completion Date: August 2011 with Swati Jhaveri).
  • “Deep Learning Beyond the Legal Syllabus”, 2005-2006.
  • “The Family Court & Injunctive Relief Under the Domestic Violence Ordinance”, 2004-2006.



  • Reforming Hong Kong’s Child & Family Justice System, A. Scully-Hill, S. Sihombing & K.Lynch (eds.) CUHK Press (2016).
  • International Perspectives on Disputes About Children and Child Protection: Collected Essays on Parental Responsibility & Child Dispute Resolution, K. Lynch & A. Scully-Hill (eds), CUHK Press (2015).
  • International Perspectives on Disputes About Children and Child Protection: Collected Essays on Preventing Abuse, Parental Responsibilities & Empowering Children, K. Lynch & A. Scully-Hill (eds),CUHK Press (2015).
  • Hong Kong Administrative Law (Lexis Nexis, Hong Kong, 2nd ed (2013); 1st ed (2010) (Swati Jhaveri, Michael Ramsden & Anne Scully-Hill).
  • Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone for Good Governance (Oxford University Press, (2010) (eds. Christopher Forsyth, Mark Elliott, Swati Jhaveri, Anne Scully-Hill & Michael Ramsden).

Book Chapters

  • “Interpersonal Violence” in  the Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health (2018) eds. Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, and Stephen E. Gilman; co-author.
  • “A Children’s Ordinance Fit for Hong Kong?” in A. Scully-Hill, S. Sihombing & K. Lynch, Reforming Hong Kong’s Child & Family Justice System: Integrating Legal, Comparative & Multidisciplinary Approaches (2016) CUHK Press, pp.43-78.
  • “The Hong Kong Government, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Disagreement over the Need for a Children’s Commissioner for Hong Kong: Conflicting Perspectives on How Best to Implement Children’s Rights” in K. Lynch & A. Scully-Hill (eds), International Perspectives on Child Protection: Collected Essays: HKU Press (2015).
  • “Reforming Hong Kong Family Law: Still More To Do?” in The International Survey on Family Law (2014) Jordan Publishing (2014).
  • “Domestic Violence in Hong Kong”, in “Family Law & Practice in Hong Kong”, Editor: Patricia Hewitt, 3rd edition (2018), Sweet & Maxwell; pp.601-631; 2nd edition (2014), Sweet & Maxwell; pp481-506; 1st edition (2011), Sweet & Maxwell; pp381-407.
  • “Expert Distractions: Women Who Kill: Their Syndromes & Disorders” in Feminist Perspectives on the Law of Evidence eds. M. Childs & L. Ellison (2000) London: Cavendish pp.191-209.
  • “Retelling the Tale: the Emma Humphreys Case” in No Angels: Women Who Commit Violence, eds. Myers & Wright, co-authored with E. Stanko, (1996) Pandora: London  pp. 57-71.
  • “Human Rights & Aids” in Understanding Human Rights, ed. C. Gearty, (1996) Cassell: London, pp. 336-354.

Refereed Articles

  • “Designing and Evaluating Digital Multimedia Resources for Legal English: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Innovation” International Journal of Language and Law 7 (2018) 142-166: co-author.
  • “Competing Family Law Norms: Challenging Hong Kong Law’s Conceptualisation of the ‘Ideal Family’” Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2016) Vol.11(2), pp.343-365.
  • Amy Barrow & Anne Scully-Hill, “Failing to Implement CEDAW in Hong Kong: Why Isn’t Anyone Using the Domestic & Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance?” (2016) International Journal of Law, Policy & the Family (2016) 30 (1), pp.50-78.
  • Swati Jhaveri & Anne Scully-Hill, “Executive and legislative reactions to judicial declarations of constitutional invalidity in Hong Kong: Engagement, acceptance or avoidance?” (2015?) International Journal of Constitutional Law (2015) Vol. 13 (2) 507-529.
  • “Overcoming Obstacles to the Reform of Child Custody Laws: Integrating the Conceptual and the Practical” (2014) Hong Kong Law Journal Vol.44 No. 2, 371-389.
  • “Judicious Encouragement in the Court of Final Appeal: Nothing New?” Hong Kong Law Journal (2013) Vol. 43 No. 2, 421-434.
  • Radmacher in Hong Kong: Choosing Between Autonomy and Equal Sharing” Hong Kong Law Journal (2011) Vol. 41 No. 3 pp.785-812.
  • Scully-Hill, Lam & Yu, “Beyond Role Playing: Using Drama in Legal Education”, Journal of Legal Education No. 1, Vol. 60 (2010) pp147-157.
  • “The Emergence of the Doctrine of Stare Decisis in the WTO Dispute Settlement System” Legal Issues in Economic Integration, Issue 2, Volume 36, (2009): co-author.
  • “The Manifestation of Common Law Principles in the WTO Context” (2008) 中德法学论坛The Sino German Law Review, PRC: Nanjing University Press: co-author.
  • “Evans v Amicus Healthcare Ltd & Others: Frozen Embryos, Consent & Ex-Partners”, Cambridge Law Journal (2004) Vol. 63(1) 47 – 49.
  • “Presuming Equality or Doing the s 25 Exercise?”, Cambridge Law Journal (2003) Vol.62 (3) 570 – 573.
  • “Parra v Parra: Big Money Cases, Judicial Discretion & Equality of Division” Child & Family Law Quarterly (2003) Vol. 15(2) 205 -215.
  • “Scarce Resources Again?” Cambridge Law Journal (2003) Vol. 62(1) 1-3.

Reference Texts

  • Halsbury’s Laws of Hong Kong: Courts and Judicial System, (LexisNexis, Hong Kong, (co-author).
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, Domestic Violence (Cap 189) Hong Kong: Butterworths, pp 1-47.
  • Annotated Ordinances of Hong Kong, Marriage Ordinance (Cap 181) Hong Kong: Butterworths, pp 1-90.
  • Hilmer, Scully-Hill & Leung, Annotated Bibliography: Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) (2011), The Chinese University Press; 317 pages.