Conscience and Commerce: The Place of Equity in Commercial Law

Free Public Lecture

Conscience and Commerce: The Place of Equity in Commercial Law

Federal Court of Australia
Court 6K, Level 6

305 William Street

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Melbourne Law School

For the third event in the 2017 Judges in Conversation series, the Honourable Justice Jennifer Davies (Federal Court of Australia) will be in conversation with Professor Ben McFarlane (Professor of Law at University College London) to discuss the following topic: 'Conscience and Commerce: The Place of Equity in Commercial Law'.

There is an ongoing debate, in England as well as in Australia, as to the proper role of equitable doctrines and principles in commercial law. There are indications, in the law of penalties, estoppel and remedial constructive trusts, for example, that at least some Australian courts are willing to give equity a more prominent role than their English counterparts. These and other topics may feature as we consider if equity still has a distinctive and useful role to play both in commercial law and in private law more generally.

Please note that there has been a change of courtroom for this event. The event will now take place in Court 6K on Level 6, 305 William St, Melbourne at the Federal Court of Australia

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