The course will explore the application of equitable doctrines and remedies in three broad categories:

  1. Commercial arrangements and the conscience of equity
  2. Equitable property in a commercial context
  3. Equitable remedies in a commercial context
Commercial Legal Practice
4 days (31 July & 1 August, 18 & 19 September)
Next course:
31 July 2021 (see all)
Mr Samuel Walpole
UQ St Lucia (view map)
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Topics covered

    Topics to be covered include –

    1. An overview of the nature and scope of equitable intervention in commercial dealings;
    2. The fiduciary obligations of directors, employees and partners in business arrangements;
    3. Commercially sensitive information and breach of confidence;
    4. Equitable property and commercial transactions;
    5. Issues arising from trading trusts;
    6. Penalties and relief against forfeiture in a commercial context;
    7. Tracing and the recovery of misappropriated property;
    8. Controversies relating to specific remedies in commercial contexts;
    9. Equitable set-off; and
    10. Limitation in equity.

    Who is the course designed for

    Our CPD courses are available to professionals interested in contemporary legal issues.

    Whether you're looking to acquire CPD points, expand your knowledge in a specific area of the law, or gain a general understanding of legal issues impacting your profession, our courses will equip you to go further in every possible future.

    Style of learning

    Our courses are delivered in collaborative, seminar-style teaching environments, in the award-winning Forgan Smith building.

    Our CPD participants benefit from small class sizes which encourage group discussion and debate, and 1-on-1 access to industry experts and leading researchers.


    This course is delivered at UQ St Lucia campus.

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    Enrol as CPD

    This course is part of the Masters of Laws postgraduate program.

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    Upcoming sessions

    31 July 2021 9:00am5:00pm
    1 August 2021 9:00am5:00pm
    18 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
    19 September 2021 9:00am5:00pm
    Mr Samuel Walpole

    CPD enrolment closes two weeks prior to the course start date.

    No entry requirements apply, you are not required to submit assessment and your course participation cannot be used as academic credit towards a degree qualification.

    Our courses count toward Queensland Law Society Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

    Samuel Walpole is currently a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission. He was previously an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Allsop AO of the Federal Court of Australia and to the Hon Justice Philippides of the Queensland Court of Appeal. Samuel holds Bachelors of Arts and Laws (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Queensland, from which he graduated as Law Valedictorian and with the University Medal in Law. He subsequently read for the Bachelor of Civil  Law at Wadham College, Oxford as an Oxford-Hackney Scholar, graduating with Distinction.