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Interpreting Principles of Equity

The WA Lee Lectures 2000-2013, 1st Edition

By Malcolm Cope

Federation Press

384 pages

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In 2000 QUT initiated an annual lecture in honour of Tony Lee, the great equity and trusts lecturer and author.

This volume contains the 14 WA Lee Equity Lectures given from 2000-13, with commentary and, where necessary, updating from Professor Malcolm Cope.

The lecturers include Justices Gummow, White, McPherson, Handley, Kirby, Keane, de Jersey, M McMurdo and Douglas; Professors Lee, Cope and Rickett; and Hubert Picarda QC.

The subject matter ranges across Equity from estoppel to charitable trusts, from equity’s reception into Australia to investment by trustees, from the conscience of equity to liens. The book includes the November 2013 lecture, Lessons from a “conversation” about restitution by Justice Susan Kiefel.

Table of Contents

2000: Trustee Investing: Homes and Hedges; 2001: The Preamble to the Statute of Charitable Uses 1601: Peter Pan or Alice in Wonderland?; 2002: Equity – Too Successful?; 2003: Equity: A General Principle of Law Recognised By Civilised Nations?; 2004: How Equity Reached the Colonies; 2005: A Comparative Evaluation of Developments in Equitable Relief for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Breach of Trust; 2006: The Equitable Lien and Personal and Proprietary Claims Against Trustees in Breach; 2007: Unconscionability in Estoppel: Triable Issue or Foundational Principle?; 2008: Equity’s Australian Isolationism; 2009: The Conscience of Equity; 2010: Court Intrusion into Testamentary Disposition: A Beneficial Jurisdiction?; 2011: Faith, Hope and Charity: The Resilience of the Charitable Trust from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century; 2012: Trusts and their Equivalents in Civil Law Systems; 2013: Lessons from a ‘Conversation’ About Restitution

About the Author

Malcolm Cope was a professor in the QUT School of Law and Dean of the Faculty from 1997 – 2003. At his retirement in 2009, the QUT Council awarded him the title of Professor Emeritus in recognition of his outstanding contribution to QUT and the Faculty of Law in particular.

Professor Cope is a recognised national and international authority in the area of Equity and Trusts, and has undertaken extensive research and published on various aspects of Equity and Trusts.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology