Equitable Compensation for Breach of Confidence

30 March 2017

About the seminar

The recognition of purely equitable obligations of confidentiality, and of an equitable remedy of compensation, are two notable developments in the law during the past 75 years. Both are established developments in Australia. Indeed, they are so well established that an equitable compensation for breach of confidence might may be thought an established remedy. In fact, the remedy is obscure in Australian law. It is even more obscure in England and Wales, Canada and Australia. What principles might govern its application? Why are those principles obscure? This talk will address both of those questions."

Dr Peter Turner is a University Lecturer and Fellow of St Catharine's College in the University of Cambridge. He has served as Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Law (2014-2016) and as Director of Studies in Law in St Catharine's College (2010-). His writings have been considered and approved in the High Court of Australia, the Singapore Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the UK Supreme Court. He is on the International Advisory Committee of the American Law Institute's Restatement of the Law Fourth (Property) and is the book review editor of the Cambridge Law Journal. He is an author of the fifth edition of Meagher, Gummow and Lehane's Equity: Doctrines and Remedies (with JD Heydon and MG Leeming) and the editor of Equity and Administration (CUP 2016).

The Honourable Justice Mark Leeming
, Justice of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW

Professor David Rolph,
University of Sydney Law School

CPD points: 1

This seminar has been organised in association with the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law at the Sydney University Law School

Time: 1pm-2pm

Location: NSW Bar Association, Common Room, Selborne Chambers B / 174 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000

Cost: Free, registration is not required

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0248

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