Queensland Community Foundation is delighted to present the 24th Annual WA Lee Equity Lecture in partnership with the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland.

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, Chair of QCF,  looks forward to welcoming you to this year's WA Lee Equity Lecture presented by the Honourable Chief Justice Bowskill on “The interaction of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander customary law with some aspects of the law of equity – is the view any different through the lens of the Human Rights Act?”. 

The WA Lee Equity Lecture is held each year in honour of foremost equity and trusts academic and author, Honorary Professor WA "Tony" Lee. This prestigious series of lectures continues a long tradition of maintaining contemporary debate on matters of equitable jurisdiction, technique, principle and doctrine both in Australia and beyond. CPD points may be available for this Lecture

The lecture will be held in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, George Street commencing at 5.30pm.

Tickets are free of charge but registration is essential.

Networking drinks will be served after the lecture courtesy of de Groots Will and Estate Lawyers, Estate First Lawyers and Mitchell's Solicitors.

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More about the speaker

Chief Justice Helen Bowskill is a graduate of Queensland University of Technology—Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1995). Her Honour was the recipient of the University Medal in 1995.

Chief Justice Bowskill was associate to the Honourable Justice Douglas Drummond, Federal Court of Australia in 1996. In 1998 her Honour was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and was later appointed Queen's Counsel in 2013.

As a barrister her Honour practised widely in the areas of public, administrative and commercial law, with a particular focus on native title law. Between 2011 and 2014 Chief Justice Bowskill served as councillor on the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland.

Her Honour was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 19 March 2022, having previously served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland (2017–2022), Senior Judge Administrator (2021–22), and a judge of the District Court of Queensland, the Childrens Court of Queensland and the Planning and Environment Court of Queensland (2014–17).


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Banco Court, The Supreme Court of Queensland,
415 George St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia