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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Meagher, Gummow and Lehane’s Equity: Doctrines and Remedies (5th edition)The fifth edition of Meagher, Gummow and Lehane's Equity: Doctrines and Remedies has been published by LexisNexis Butterworths. On the strength of the previous editions, the President of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, has described Meagher, Gummow and Lehane as "authoritative" and has said: "No better treatment of the topic exists". The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has called it a "leading text-book". Previous editions have been widely cited by courts in the common law world.

This edition has been prepared by the Hon. J. D. Heydon A.C., Q.C., formerly of the High Court of Australia; the Hon. Justice Mark Leeming, of the New South Wales Court of Appeal; and Dr Peter Turner, of the Cambridge University Faculty of Law.

The new edition includes analysis of developments over the past 12 years, in England and Australia especially. It deals with all fundamental equitable doctrines and remedies, save for trusts, and covers the development of equity and its history in England and Australia, including the effects of the Judicature system. All chapters have been revised, and much new material written. This edition contains a wholly new chapter on the developing remedy of equitable compensation.

Further information can be found on the websites of LexisNexis Australia and Wildy and Sons Ltd.