Corporations and Equity 2021 Banner


18 February 2021


8:45am – 9:15am


Arrival tea & coffee for in-person attendees


9:15am – 9:30am


Tony Joyner, Managing Partner Herbert Smith Freehills

Welcome to Country

Dr Richard Walley


9:30am - 10:30am

Session 1

1 CPD point

Trust and commerce in historical perspective

Mr Geoffrey Nettle AC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia (Remote presentation)

Chair: The Hon Chief Justice Peter Quinlan, Supreme Court of Western Australia


10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea


11:00am - 12:00pm

Session 2

1 CPD point

Equity’s attribution rules

Dr Rachel Leow, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (Remote presentation)

Commentator: Mr Robert French AC, former Chief Justice, High Court of Australia. Chancellor, the University of Western Australia

Chair: Dr Felicity Maher, Senior Lecturer and Director, Private & Commercial Law Research Cluster, the University of Western Australia. Barrister Quayside Chambers


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Session 3

1 CPD point

Systems of misconduct: corporate culpability and unconscionability

Dr Elise Bant, Professor of Private Law and Commercial Regulation, University of Western Australia. Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Dr Jeannie Paterson, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Centre for AI and Digital Ethics, The University of Melbourne (Remote presentation)

Commentator: The Hon Katrina Banks-Smith, Federal Court of Australia

Chair: Professor Natalie Skead, Dean of UWA Law School


1:00pm - 2:00pm



2:00pm - 3:00pm

Session 4

1 CPD point

The best interests duty in cases of corporate charities

Dr Ian Murray, Associate Professor of Law, University of Western Australia

Dr Rosemary Teele Langford, Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne (Remote presentation)

Commentator: Mr Justin Mannolini, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers

Chair: Ms Elizabeth Macknay, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills


3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea


3:30pm - 4:30pm

Session 5

1 CPD point

Statutory duties and ratification: untangling the maze

Dr Rosemary Teele Langford, Associate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne (Remote presentation)

Commentator: Mr Konrad de Kerloy, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Chair: Mr Kanaga Dharmananda SC, Quayside Chambers and Fountain Court Chambers



Conference Concludes

Delegates invited to light refreshments

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UWA Conference Convenor

Susan Marie

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Sarah Jones, Watermark Events
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