Australian Centre for Private Law
Events

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The Standardisation of Tort Damages

11 December 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Eric Descheemaeker, Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School
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Equity and Trusts in the Digital Economy

20 February 2020 9:00am5:00pm
This one-day conference examines the role that equitable doctrines and remedies play in the modern digital space, with a particular focus on blockchain technologies, intermediated securities and smart contracts.
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Contractual Interpretation in English and French Law: Some Comparative Observations

24 October 2019 1:00pm2:00pm
Contract interpretation is at the core of commercial litigation in England. Comparison with France is particularly topical because French contract law has recently been through a major reform.
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Reconceptualising Information Privacy Law for a Collected World

20 September 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Associate Professor Mark Burdon, Queensland University of Technology.

The Regulation of Corporate Ethics: Governance in an Age of Inquiries

13 September 2019 11:00am4:00pm
Half-day interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the challenges of regulating corporate ethics, governance in an age of Inquiries.
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Reconceptualising the Law of the Dead by Expanding the Interests of the Living

8 April 2019 12:30pm1:30pm
Kate Falconer challenges the traditional formulation of the law of the dead by bringing the interests of the deceased to the forefront.
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Accessory Fiduciary Liability

27 March 2019 12:00pm2:00pm
Not everyone understands that assistants engaged in serving particular beneficiaries for their employers are themselves accountable as fiduciaries directly to those beneficiaries. Professor Flannigan, University of Saskatchewan, discusses the basis for that conclusion.
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The Reinvention of Canadian Private Law, 1945–1995

11 March 2019 12:30pm1:30pm
This talk will set forth the basic points of departure, hypotheses and methodologies of the authors in relation to the history of Canadian private law in the 50 years following the close of the Second World War.
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Contract Law in Australian and Chinese Courts: A Comparative Study

27 February 2019 9:00am3:00pm
Contract Law in Australian and Chinese Courts: A Comparative Study invites discussion about issues that arise or are identified, and suggestions for future improvements.

Law Futures Centre Seminar Series: Organisational Vicarious Liability

23 August 2018 5:30pm
Presented by Christian Witting, Professor of Private Law at Queen Mary University of London and Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Professor John Gardner

Damages without Duty

5 July 2018 3:00pm4:30pm
Presented by John Gardner, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford
Restitution - A New Start

Restitution - A New Start

18 May 2018 1:00pm2:00pm
Presented by Professor Lionel Smith, Faculty of Law, McGill University
Professor Simone Degeling

Distributing Class Action Settlements: Unjust Enrichment?

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9 March 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Professor Simone Degeling, Faculty of Law, UNSW

The Undue Influence of Undue Influence Law

14 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
The Undue Influence of ‘Non-Australian’ Undue Influence Law on Australian Undue Influence Law: Has Johnson v Buttress Been Overruled, Sub Silentio?
Presenter: Professor Rick Bigwood, The University of Queensland

Privileges and Justifications: A Discussion Paper

19 October 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presenter: Dr Robert Mullins, TC Beirne School of Law
Civil Liability

Apportioning Civil Liability

15 September 2017 9:00am5:15pm
Round-table symposium on how private law systems address the apportionment of civil liabilities between multiple parties responsible for the same harm.
Australian Centre for Private Law Seminars

Form and Substance in Equity

10 August 2017 12:00pm1:00pm
Presenter: Professor Ben McFarlane, Faculty of Law, University College, London
Australian Centre for Private Law

Property or Loss: A Tension in Private Law

11 July 2017 5:00pm7:00pm
This seminar is presented by the Australian Centre For Private Law and the Bar Association of Queensland.