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Critical perspectives research led teaching




Simone's research interests are primarily in Equity, Trusts, Cohabitation and other Domestic Relationships, and Banking.

Major research project

Cohabitation network (2003- ): this is a series of workshops held mainly at Kent that focus on issues relating to cohabitation and other forms of close personal relationships. The last workshop on 'Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships' was funded by and held at the International Institute for Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain in May 2012.

Previous workshops include:

  • 'Caring and Sharing in Domestic Relationships' Workshop which was funded by and held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain in April 2007.
  • Cohabitation and the Law Commission's Consultation Paper No. 179 (Sept 2006): a one-day workshop held at Kent funded by a Socio-Legal Studies Association grant.

Research Areas:Critical Commercial Law, Business Law and Regulation, Gender and Sexuality, Property Law

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Also view these in the Kent Academic Repository

Wong, S. (2017). The New EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Farewell to transparency of UK trusts. Trust Law International 31:137-151.
Wong, S. (2017). Equality between married/civil and cohabiting partners to a survivor's pension. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law [Online] 39:361-363. Available at:
Wong, S. (2016). Sharing Homes by Unmarried Cohabiting Couples in England and Wales: Rebutting Presumptions and Exceptional Conduct. [Online]:436-455. Available at:
Wong, S. (2015). Cohabitation Reform in England and Wales: Equality or Equity. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law [Online] 27:112-129. Available at:
Carr, H. and Wong, S. (2014). Feminist approaches to property law research. Property Law Review 3:247-255.
Wong, S. (2013). Human Rights Act 1998 (UK): Cohabitation, property and human rights. Property Law Review 3:138-151.
Vigneron, S. and Wong, S. (2012). An assessment of the DCFR on dependant personal securities. Journal of Business Law 1:1-15.
Wong, S. (2012). Shared Commitment, interdependency and property relations: A socio-legal project for cohabitation. Child and Family Law Quarterly 24:60-76.
Wong, S. (2008). The Iniquity of Equity: A Home-sharer's Tale. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies:326-346.
Book section
Wong, S. (2017). Intestate Succession and the Property of Unmarried Cohabitants in England and Wales. in: Millns, S. and Wong, S. eds. Money Matters: Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 134-147. Available at:
Wong, S. and Carr, H. (2015). Feminist Approaches to Property Law Research. in: Blandy, S. and Bright, S. eds. Researching Property Law. Palgrave, pp. 164-179. Available at:
Vigneron, S. and Wong, S. (2011). Personal Security. in: Antoniolli, L. and Fiorentini, F. eds. A Factual Assessment of the Draft Common Frame of Reference. Munich: Sellier, pp. 179-206.
Wong, S. (2009). Caring and sharing: interdependency as a basis for property redistribution? in: Wong, S. and Bottomley, A. eds. Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 49-66.
Wong, S. (2009). "The UK Perspective on Issues Relating to Cohabitation",. in: Irish Council for Civil Liberties. ICCL Seminar Series, pp. 73-78.
Edited book
Millns, S. and Wong, S. eds. (2017). Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships: Money Matters. [Online]. Farnham: Ashgate. Available at:
Bottomley, A. and Wong, S. eds. (2009). Changing Contours of Domestic Life, Family and Law: Caring and Sharing. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
Wong, S. (2013). Modern Couples? Continuity and Change in Heterosexual Relationships Book Review. Child and Family Law Quarterly 25:504-509.
Wong, S. (2012). The Household: Informal Order Around the Hearth Book Review. International Journal of Law in Context 9:318-320.
Wong, S. (2018). Tapping into trust assets for redistribution upon divorce in England and Wales. in: Nolan, R., Wu, T. H. and Low, K. K. F. eds. Trusts and Modern Wealth Management. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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Teaching and Supervision


Banking Law (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels); Equity and Trusts.


Simone is happy to supervise topics in the area of Equity, Trusts Law, Banking law, and Cohabitation and other domestic relationships, with particular regard to Financial and Property matters.

Currently Supervising

B Moss: PhD "Regulating the European financial services market"

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Other Academic Activities

Editorial Work

Feminist Legal Studies: Editorial board member (1998-2012); book review editor (1999-2008)

Professional Societies

Socio-Legal Studies Association: Ordinary member (1998- ), Member of Society of Legal Scholars (1998- ).

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