Jonathan Lee

  • BCL, University of Oxford (2019) (Distinction)
  • PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2018)
  • BA (Law), University of Cambridge (2017) (Double First Class Honours)


Jonathan is a Bar Scholar. He joined Chambers in 2020 upon completion of his pupillage with Mr Peter Duncan SC, Mr Christopher Chain, Mr Jason Yu and Mr Justin Lam.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA (Law) with Double First Class Honours, having obtained a number of awards and having reached the semi-finals of the BPP-OUP National Mooting Competition (representing the University of Cambridge). He went on to obtain the BCL from the University of Oxford with distinction. He has also published in a number of peer-reviewed law journals.

Jonathan is currently developing a broad practice and accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work. He has been involved in cases concerning company law, probate and trusts, commercial law, intellectual property law and arbitration. He has appeared in the High Court as junior counsel. 

  • Part-time Lecturer (Non-Clinical), Department of Law, The University of Hong Kong (effective from September 2020)
  • Hao Tian International Securities Ltd v Ng Shui Cheong [2020] HKCFI 1590 (with Mr Justin Lam) – Successfully defended appeal against Master’s order for summary judgment
  • Bar Scholarship (2019)
  • Prize Scholarship (2015, 2017)
  • Des Voeux Chambers Junior Scholarship (2015)
  • Eunice and Alton Kramer Prize for Law (2015)
  • Contributing Editor to Hong Kong Company Law Cases (2008 - 2019) -  published in 2020 by DVC in collaboration with Kluwer 
  • “Equitable Compensation and Brickenden: Fiduciary Loyalty and Causation”, Trust & Trustees (September 2020, Forthcoming)
  • “A Hardly Obvious Question” [2020] 1 IPQ 74
  • “Substantiating Substantive Review” [2018] PL 632
  • “Reforming Parasitic Accessory Liability in English Law” 7 King’s Student L. Rev. 52 (2016)