Associate Professor Lee Aitken

Associate Professor

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 53546


Lee Aitken is an Associate Professor at the TC Beirne Faculty of Law, The University of Queensland and studied at ANU, Oxford and Columbia. He has previously taught at law schools in Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia as well as practising extensively as a solicitor and barrister. While at the Sydney Bar from 1994 to 2005 he specialized in property, banking, insolvency, and general commercial disputes. He appeared in several leading cases in the High Court of Australia including Reid v Howard (1995) 184 CLR, Garcia v National Australia Bank (1998) 194 CLR 395, Tanwar Enterprises Pty Ltd v Cauchi (2003) 217 CLR 315, and Palgo Holdings Pty Ltd v Gowans (2005) 221 CLR 249.

Research Interests

  • Contract Law


  • Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxf.
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), Australian National University


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Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Aitken, Lee (2014). Options for the Dunning Creditor Under the Statute of Elizabeth. In Shelley Griffiths, Sheelagh McCracken and Ann Wardrop (Ed.), Exploring tensions in finance law : Trans-Tasman insights (pp. 253-275) Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Journal Article