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hrs41@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education

Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1A), University of Sydney, 2006

Master of Music (With Distinction) in Musicology, Canberra School of Music, The Australian National University, 2000

Diploma of Book Editing and Publishing, Macleay College, Sydney, 1993

Bachelor of Arts, Southern Cross University, 1993

 

Academic Employment:

2014-             Lecturer, Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales

2013-15         Casual Lecturer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

2013-15         Casual Lecturer, Law Extension Committee, University of Sydney

2012              Lecturer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

2010-12        Associate Lecturer, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

 

2008-10        Teaching Fellow, ANU College of Law, Australian National University

 

2007             Tutor in Contract Law, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney​

2005 - 07      Research Assistant, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

2005 - 07      Research Assistant, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

2006             Research Assistant, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney​

2005             Editorial Assistant, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

 

Scholarships and Prizes

Teaching Fellowship, ANU College of Law

University Postgraduate Award (Co-Funded) for PhD studies, University of Sydney

Caroline Munro Gibbs Prize for Torts, 2004

Margaret Dalrymple Hay Prize for Law, Lawyers and Justice, 2004

Law Society of NSW Prize for Law, Lawyers and Justice, 2004

Fields of research

Legal history; contract law; equity

 

"A Growing Mischief to Ancient Families": The Expectant Heir in Seventeenth-Century Chancery

Summary

My thesis examines the seventeenth-century Chancery jurisdiction to relieve expectant heirs from improvident bargains, considered in the context of Chancery's treatment of other types of plaintiffs involved in similar bargains. The modern understanding of the role played by the expectant heir cases in the development of the doctrine of unconscionable dealing will be re-considered in light of further detail discovered through examination of unreported suits in Chancery.

Supervisors

Supervisor: Dr NG Jones

Advisor: Professor DJ Ibbetson

Representative Publications

'Relief from unconscionable contracts: The Contracts Review Act 1980 (NSW) and the "unwritten law" ' (2007) 29 Australian Bar Review 290.

'Unfair Contract Terms in European Law: A Study in Comparative and EC Law' by Paolisa Nebbia [Book Review] (2008) 24 Journal of Contract Law 196.

 

Start Date

Oct 2015

End date

Jul 2018