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June 2021

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The Bathurst Lecture 2021: The enduring qualities of commercial law

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April 2021

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Recent Recurring Issues in the Court of Appeal

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April 2021

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Date​ ​Speech Venue
January 2021 Remarks: Australian Disputes Centre 35th Anniversary of Mediation Training Program Australian Disputes Centre
12 October 2020 Welcome Address:  ACICA and CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2020 ACICA and CIArb International Arbitration Conference
8 October 2020 The History of Defamation Law: Unjumbling a Tangled Web Francis Forbes Society
August 2020 2020 Admission Ceremony Speech Banco Court
28 March 2020 Don’t Be Court Out: The Basics Of Court Etiquette​ Toongabbie Legal Centre
26 February 2020 College of Law Judges’ Series: Lawyer-Client Privilege College of Law
12 February 2020 Remarks: Opening of Law Term Jewish Service  Great Synagogue
5 February 2020 Law as a Reflection of the ‘Moral Conscience’ of Society – Opening of Law Term Dinner Sydney
28 November 2019 Hammerschlag’s Commercial Court Handbook – Book Launch Sydney
27 November 2019 Contract Law in Japan and ASEAN Consumer Law – Book Launch Sydney
29 October 2019 ​Remarks: 50th Anniversary of the Council of Law Reporting for New South Wales Sydney
29 October 2019 Does the Modern Corporation Have a Future? Supreme Court Annual Corporate Law Conference
16 October 2019 ‘Something More, Something Less’:  The Contemporary Meaning of Open Justice Communications and Media Law Association
19 September 2019 ‘A tough nut to crack’: The History of the Legal Profession in New South Wales Banco Court
14 September 2019 Death and Taxes: The Policy Objectives of Succession Law – Sir Anthony Mason Oration 2019 Blue Mountains Law Society Succession Conference
5 September 2019 Heydon on Contract – Book Launch Banco Court
8 August 2019 Demystifying Judicial Commissions Federal Circuit Court of Australia Plenary 2019
10 July 2019 The Future Direction of Anti-Corruption Commissions: An Australian Legal Perspective International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law Annual Conference
27 June 2019 Ethical Legal Practice and Professional Conduct – Book Launch Sydney
7 June 2019 University of Sydney Law Graduation Ceremony – Occasional Address The Great Hall, University of Sydney
23 May 2019 ‘Easier for a Camel to Pass Through the Eye of a Needle’: The Lessons for Australia from Brexit Michael O’Dea Oration
16 Apr 2019 Defining the Public Interest: Where Lawyers Fear to Tread? Public Interest Symposium 2019
10 Apr 2019 Opening Remarks Law Society FLIP Stream Seminar
5 Apr 2019 The Place of Religious Law in a Pluralist Society Aloysian Law Lunch
22 Mar 2019 Not a Master, But a Teacher: The Role of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales Law Council of Australia Directors’ Dinner
16 Mar 2019 Is Discretion the Better Part of Sentencing? Public Defenders’ Criminal Law Conference 2019
27 Feb 2019 Farewell Ceremony for the Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO Supreme Court of New South Wales
14 Feb 2019 The Mysteries of Judicial Power: Defining the Relationship Between Law and Power in the Modern State The 2019 George Winterton Memorial Lecture
6 Feb 2019 Opening of Law Term Reception Remarks The Great Synagogue, Sydney
30 Jan 2019 Who Judges the Judges, and How Should They Be Judged? 2019 Opening of Law Term Address
16 Nov 2018 The Role of the Commercial Bar in the Mid-21st Century 2018 Australian Bar Association Conference
30 Oct 2018 Address to the NSW Legislative Drafters on the Principle of Legality Sydney
18 Oct 2018 The History of the Law of Commercial Arbitration Francis Forbes Australian Legal History Tutorials, Supreme Court of NSW
20 Sep 2018 ADR, ODR and AI-DR, or do we even need courts anymore? Inaugural Supreme Court ADR Address
17 Sep 2018 Justice on a shoestring: how do we make the legal aid dollar go further? Inaugural Bill Grant Access to Justice Oration
7 Sep 2018 Writing Better Judgments: Speech delivered at the Council of Australasian Tribunals NSW Annual Conference Sydney
23 Aug 2018 Closing Ceremony Address: International Law Association Biennial Conference Sydney
21 Aug 2018 The Courts and Integrity Bodies: Constitutional Conundrums – Paper Presented at the Symposium on Australia’s Public Integrity Institutions: Strengths, Weaknesses, Options Canberra
15 Aug 2018 Heydon: Selected Speeches and Papers – Book Launch Supreme Court of NSW
11 Aug 2018 Perspectives on ADR and Future Trends – Address to the 2018 ADR Masterclass on Making ADR Work in a #FakeNews World Sydney
4 Jul 2018 The Role of Courts: Address to the ACICA Symposium on Underwriting Cross-Border Contracts – The Significance of the New York Convention 60 Years On ACICA Symposium, Sydney
26 Jun 2018 Directors’ and Officers’ Duties in the Age of Regulation: Address at the Conference in Honour of Professor Robert Baxt AO Melbourne
16 May 2018 Reception for the Lysicrates Prize Foundation Government House, Sydney
18 Apr 2018 Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration ICCA Congress, Sydney
27 Mar 2018 Farewell Ceremony for the Hon Justice Carolyn Simpson upon her Retirement as a Judge of the Court of Appeal Supreme Court of NSW
8 Feb 2018 Swearing Out Ceremony of the Hon Justice Peter McClellan Supreme Court of NSW
7 Feb 2018 Remarks: Opening of Law Term Jewish Service The Great Synagogue
31 Jan 2018 The Place of Lawyers in Politics Opening of Law Term Dinner
2018 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
25 Nov 2017 A Comparative Perspective on Privacy Law: The Australian Experience Keynote Address, Indian National Bar Association Annual Conference
26 Oct 2017 New tricks for old dogs: the limits of judicial review of integrity bonds The James Spigelman Oration 2017
18 Oct 2017 The History of Criminal Law Francis Forbes Society Australian Legal History Tutorials
28 June 2017 Launch of the Electronic State Reports (New South Wales)
3 Apr 2017 Writing Judgments with the Parties in Mind Keynote Address, NJCA “Writing Better Judgments” Program
30 Mar 2017 Off with the wig: Issues that arise for advocates when switching from the courtroom to the negotiating table Australian Disputes Centre
25 Mar 2017 On to Strasbourg or back to Temple?: The future of European law in Australia post-Brexit Sydney CPD Conference
1 Feb 2017 Doing Right By “All Manner of People”: Building a More Inclusive Legal System Opening of Law Term Dinner
25 Nov 2016 Keynote Address Inaugural Sir James Martin Oration
22 Nov 2016 Opening Address 4th International Arbitration Conference
21 Nov 2016 The Benefits of Court such as Singapore International Commercial Court Sydney Arbitration Week, King & Wood Mallesons
11 Nov 2016 Launch of the NSW Branch of the Hellenic Australia Lawyers Association
9 Nov 2016 The History of Contract Law Francis Forbes Society Australian Legal History Tutorials
21 Oct 2016 Prying Open the Court Doors: Meeting the Challenges of International Commercial Litigation in Australia 5th Judicial Seminar on Commercial Litigation
14 Sep 2016 Specialised Courts/Court Tracks – The Way to Go? Pacific Judicial Conference, Papua New Guinea
2016 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
19 Jul 2016 The impact of the First World War on the NSW Judiciary Unveiling of the Law Society of NSW Roll of Honour
21 Jun 2016 Tweeters, Posters and Grammers Beware: Discovery and Social Media Evidence 10th Information Governance & EDiscovery Summit
4 Jun 2016 Costs in Representative Proceedings, Costs Budgeting and Fixed Costs Schemes Cost Assessors Annual Seminar
3 Jun 2016 Opening Address Future of Law Reporting in Australia Forum
25 May 2016 Introductory Remarks GC1000 Meet the Regulators
2 May 2016 Launch of the Special Edition of the Australian Tax Review in Recognition of the Hon R F Edmonds SC
19 Apr 2016 Access to Justice in Regional New South Wales Newcastle Business Club
11 Apr 2016 Judicial Responses to Domestic Violence Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
31 Mar 2016 Book Launch: Insurance Contracts Act Handbook, 9th Edition
21 Mar 2016 Statutory Commissions, Compulsory Examinations and Common Law Rights UNSW Law School
8 Mar 2016 Book Launch: Adjudication on the Gold Fields in NSW and Victoria in the 19th Century
5 Mar 2016 Three Contemporary Issues in Civil Litigation: Expert Evidence, Discovery and Alternative Dispute Resolution Annual Civil Litigation Seminar
2 Mar 2016 Illegally or Improperly Obtained Evidence: In Defence of Australia’s Discretionary Approach Evidence Act CDP Seminar, UNSW Law School
10 Feb 2016 Remarks: Opening of Law Term Shabbat Dinner The Great Synagogue
4 Feb 2016 The Nature of the Profession: The State of the Law Opening of Law Term Address
18 Dec 2015 Getting your sold soul back: the limitations and justifications of waiver Contracts in Commercial Law Conference
29 Oct 2015 Lawyer/Client Privilege College of Law Judge’s Series
27 Oct 2015 History of Equity Forbes Legal History Tutorial
31 Jul 2015 50 Years of Commercial Law Opening Address, Commercial Law Association of Australia
9 Jul 2015 iAdvocate v Rumpole: Who will survive? An analysis of advocates’ ongoing relevance in the age of technology Australian Bar Association Conference
13 Jun 2015 “Counting Ceorls and Eorls” 20th Anniversary of the Evidence Act
6 May 2015 “Buttered Parsnips and a Damp Squib” Macquarie Group Limited
20 Apr 2015 Swearing Out Ceremony of the Hon Justice Reginald Barrett Supreme Court of NSW
Feb 2015 2015 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
18 Feb 2015 After the Civil Procedure Act – 10 Year Anniversary of the Civil Procedure Act Supreme Court of NSW
2 Feb 2015 Formulating Reform: Courts and the Public Good Opening of Law Term Address
14 Nov 2014 Duties to the Court, Duties of the Court – Law Society Planning Conference Law Society Planning Conference, Bowral
8 Nov 2014 Accessing justice and dispensing it justly: some assorted thoughts Salvos Legal Lecture Series
30 Oct 2014 Community Awareness of the Judiciary Program – Opening Address
5 Oct 2014 Environmental/Judicial Session 27th LAWASIA Conference, Bangkok, Thailand
3 Sep 2014 The History of Insolvency Law Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History
21 Aug 2014 Panel Discussion: Privilege, confidentiality and privacy in the ADR Forum Law Society of NSW
18 Jun 2014 A different judicial perspective on discovery 8th Information Governance and eDiscovery Summit
29 Mar 2014 Duties of Bar and Bench: Some Reflections on Case Management and Judicial Bias NSW Bar Association CPD Conference
3 Mar 2014 The trials and tribulations of being a lawyer Newcastle University
2014 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
3 Feb 2014 Opening of Law Term Dinner Address
28 Oct 2013 The Importance of Developing Convergent Commercial Law Systems, Procedurally and Substantively 15th Conference of the Chief Justices of Asia and the Pacific, Singapore
11 Oct 2013 Separation of Powers: Reality or Desirable Fiction JCA Colloquium, Sydney
19 Sep 2013 Insurance Law – A View from the Bench Australian Insurance Lawyers Association
3 Sep 2013 The Historical Development of Corporations Law Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History
31 Aug 2013 It Tolls for Thee: Accessorial Liability After Bell v Westpac Banking and Financial Services Law Association Annual Conference, Gold Coast
16 Apr 2013 Lawyers and Commercialism: Help or Hindrance? Rotary Club of Sydney
2013 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
29 Jan 2013 Opening of Law Term Dinner Address
3 Dec 2012 Formal Ceremony in Honour of the Re-opening of Banco Court and the 100 Year Anniversary of the Court of Criminal Appeal Supreme Court of NSW
21 Nov 2012 Social Media: The End of Civilisation University of New South Wales
15 Nov 2012 Legal Education – Does it Make Good Lawyers Macquarie University
24 Oct 2012 Federalism and the National Legal Profession Reforms Henry Davis York Annual Bench and Bar Evening
13 Oct 2012 Director’s, Trustee and Fiduciary Duties in the Context of Domestic Corporate Arrangements Annual Family Law Conference, Hobart
1 Aug 2012 Beyond the Stocks – A Community Approach to Crime Keynote Address, Legal Aid Criminal Law Conference
21 Apr 2012 Commercialisation of Legal Practice: Conflict Ab Initio; Conflict De Futuro Commonwealth Law Association Regional Conference, Sydney
2012 Admission Ceremony Speech Supreme Court of NSW
30 Jan 2012 Opening of Law Term Dinner Address
9 Aug 2011 Address on the Retirement of the Honourable David Hodgson AO Supreme Court of NSW
1 Jun 2011 Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honourable Thomas Frederick Bathurst QC as Chief Justice of NSW Supreme Court of NSW
Date​ ​Speech  Venue
15 April 2021 A Year in Review: 2020 NSW Court of Appeal
13 April 2021 University of Newcastle College of Human and Social Futures Graduation Ceremony – Occasional Address University of Newcastle
6 April 2021 Recent Recurring Issues in the Court of Appeal District Court of New South Wales Annual Conference, Sydney
15 October 2020 ​’The Rise of the Anti-Arbitration Injunction’, Third Annual Supreme Court ADR Address Banco Court
21 February 2020 The Federal and State Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2019 Law Term Gilbert + Tobin Constitutional Law Conference
26 November 2019 International Commercial Dispute Resolution: an Australian perspective INBA Conference, New Delhi, India
25 October 2019 EPLA Conference – Court of Appeal Update EPLA Conference, Sydney
21 October 2019 Delivering Reasons in the Tribunal Context NCAT Members Training Day, Sydney
5 September 2019 Launch of Heydon on Contract: The General Part Banco Court
2 September 2019 What Albert did and what Albert did next: Albert Bathurst Piddington – the High Court judge who never sat and Presentation Slides Law Faculty Dinner, St Paul’s College, University of Sydney
23 August 2019 ​Private International Law in Practice Across the Divisions: some recent developments and case law Supreme Court Judges’ Conference, Bowral
12 July 2019 An Australian International Commercial Court – Not a Bad Idea or What a Bad Idea? Australian Bar Association Biennial International Conference, Singapore
28 June 2019 Occasional Address, Legal Profession Admission Board Graduation Ceremony The Great Hall, University of Sydney
28 Feb 2019 Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honourable Justice Andrew Bell as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW and President of the Court of Appeal  Sydney
Date ​Speech Venue
10 November 2020 The Richard Davies QC Memorial Lecture presented to the Personal Injury Bar Association, United Kingdom on 10 November 2020: “Loss of a Chance” Personal injury Bar Association – UK
20 Jun 2018 Newcastle Court of Appeal Sittings – Open Ceremony Newcastle
21 June 2017 Section 36 of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013 (NSW) – The Guiding Principle  NCAT Twilight Seminar
​11 Mar 2017 Personal Injury – Contributory Negligence New South Wales Bar Association: Common Law Conference
​03 Mar 2016 Judicial review in State Jurisdiction Australian Institute of Administrative Law: NSW Chapter Seminar
​04 Nov 2015 ​Modern Judicial Review – An Overview Western Australian Bar Association CPD Conference:
​24 Jul 2015 Constitutional Dimension of Statutory Interpretation-  Constitutional Law Conference
​​13 Jun 2015 ​Reliability of Evidence – Judge or Jury? – A New South Wales View Evidence Act 1995 (NSW) – 20th Anniversary Symposium
13 Feb ​2015 Constitutional Law in the Federal and State Courts in 2014: the Judiciary and the Legislature Gilbert + Tobin Centre Of Public Law Constitutional Law Conference
​21 Aug 2014 Book Launch – Rayner Thwaites ‘The Liberty of Non-Citizens: Indefinite Detention in Commonwealth Countries Faculty Of Law, Sydney University
​20 Jun 2013 The Scope of Power: Determining the Limits AGS Administrative Law Conference
​17 Apr 2013 Judging Community Standards and Mores Roseville Rotary Club
​28 Mar 2012 Lecture on Judicial Review Faculty of Law: University of NSW
​25 Jan 2012 Jurisdictional Error After Kirk: Has it a Future? Supreme and Federal Court Judges’ Conference
​2011 The Supervisory Jurisdiction of Supreme Courts Australian Law Journal
​19 Jul 2011 Procedural Reform: The New Part 10 – A Paper on Representative Actions in the Supreme Court Delivered to Judges of the Court
​06 May 2011 Judicial Review: Grounds, Standards & Intensity Of Review Or Who Is Miss Behavin? Land and Environment Court of NSW Annual Conference
​27 Apr 2011 Court of Appeal Review and Appeals in the District Court The District Court of NSW Annual Conference
​07 Oct 2010 “Standards of Review” – An Australian Perspective Canadian Federal Court And Federal Court Of Appeal Annual Education Seminar
​11 May 2010 International Influences on Domestic Law: Neither Jingoistic Exceptionalism nor Blind Servility The Community of Law: Law’s Dependence on Social Values Lecture Series
​07 May 2010 Jurisdiction and Powers of Tribunals: A Question of Statutory Construction? Council of Australasian Tribunals (NSW) Annual Conference
​09 Mar 2010 Comment on Paper “Constitutional Issues and the Strength of Aboriginal Property Rights” by Sean Brennan Australian Association of Constitutional Law
​31 Mar 2009 Judicial Review, Statutory Interpretation and Compensation Australian Government Solicitor/Sydney Law School: Excellence In Government Decision-Making Course
​Sep 2008 ​​International Conventions and Administrative Law New South Wales Young Lawyers

CLE Seminar Series

​26 Jun 2008 Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation Australian Institute Of Administrative Law
​09 May 2008 Judicial Review: Intensity of Scrutiny Land And Environment Court Conference
​03 Apr 2008 Human Rights and the Rule of Law The 2008 Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture – University of Newcastle
26 Mar 2008 Administrative Law – A Perspective from the Bench New South Wales Young Lawyers Continuing Legal Education Seminar
​​15 Jun 2007 Natural Justice: Is There Too Much, Too Little or Just the Right Amount? National Administrative Law Conference
26 May 2006 A Curious History of the Mabo Litigation Native Title Conference 2006: Tradition and Change
​04 Nov 2005 Court and Media Relationships National Judicial College, Beijing, Conference
​04 Nov 2005 Judicial Conduct: Relationship with Government National Judicial College, Beijing, Conference
​04 Nov 2005 Judicial Attributes National Judicial College, Beijing, Conference
​30 Jun 2005 Limits on Procedural Fairness AIAL Administrative Law Forum
​02 May 2005​ Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable John Basten QC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Supreme Court of New South Wales
​​Date ​Speech Venue
4 December 2019 Getting the Meaning Right – The Correct Approach to Interpreting Insurance Contracts Australian Insurance Law Association
28 February 2018 ​NSW Bar Association – “Insurance and the Courts” Commercial Law Section, NSW Bar Association
​28 Apr 2017 ​The Insurance Contracts Act – Good Faith, Contracting Out and Refusing Claims Kenneth Sutton Inaugural Insurance Lecture
10 Aug 2011 Swearing-In Ceremony of the Honourable Anthony John Meagher, SC Supreme Court of New South Wales
​​Date ​Speech Venue
12 Nov 2018 Major James Whiteside Fraser McManamey – Remembrance Day Address Supreme Court of New South Wales
8 Sep 2018 Sir Anthony Mason Oration Blue Mountains Law Society 2018 Succession Conference
1-3 Sep 2018 Of Singaporean yachts, Chilean Ponzi schemes, and the Italian merchant marine (among others): An update on cross-border insolvency law in Australia 35th Annual BFSLA Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand
1-3 Sep 2018 Australian Appellate Decisions in Insolvency Law: Recent Updates 35th Annual BFSLA Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand
21 May 2018 Integrated Diversity in the Legal Profession Iftar Dinner
​7 Jun 2017 Women’s Leadership – Keynote Address The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium
05 Oct 2014  Criminal Sessions: Discriminating Laws LAWASIA 27th Conference, Bangkok
​05 Sep 2014 War is not the Answer – The Ever Present Threat to the Rule of Law World Bar Conference
​03 Sep 2014 What’s in a Name? New South Wales Young Lawyers State of the Profession Address
​29 May 2014 Legal Capacity Then and Now: The Potential Repercussions of Neuroscientific Studies STEP Conference
​24 Mar 2012 Costs Banking and Financial Services Law Association Conference
​15 Aug 2010 Penalties and the Protection of Freedom of Contract Banking and Financial Services Law Association Conference
​29 Sep 2008 Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Julie Kathryn Ward Supreme Court of New South Wales
Date Speech Location
June 2021 Launch of “So Help Me God: A History of Oaths of Office” Parliament House, Sydney
April 2021 The Bathurst Lecture 2021: The enduring qualities of commercial law Supreme Court of New South Wales
Dec 2020 Launch of ‘Lord Devlin’ by Justice John Sackar Supreme Court of New South Wales
Nov 2020 Lawyers’ uses of history, from Entick v Carrington to Smethurst v Commissioner of Police (2020) 49 Aust Bar Rev 199
Aug 2020 ​Foreword to R Catterwell, “A Unified Approach to Contract Interpretation” Hart Publishing, 2020
April 2020 Six differences between trustees and company directors (2020) 94 ALJ 254
​​Mar 2020 ​​A History of Australian Tort Law 1901–1945: England 1945: England’s Obedient Servant? (2020) 48 Aust Bar Rev 243
22 November 2019 Judge-made law and statute – a complex interwoven fabric: Selected decisions from Western Australia Supreme Court of Western Australia Annual Conference
October 2019 Has the Golden Age of Fraud Passed? (2019) 19 OUCLJ 298
25 October 2019 Equity in Australia and the United Kingdom: dissonance and concordance Institute for European and Comparative Law, Oxford Law Faculty
August 2019 Marshalling securities and construing releases in equity (2019) 93 ALJ 626
August 2019 Statute Law in the Law of Obligations: Dimensions of Form and Substance In A Robertson and J Goudkamp (eds), Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2019), Ch 15
30 August 2019 From the Bench – case law update Banking and Financial Services Law Association Annual Conference
15 Aug 2019 Sir Owen Dixon Australian Club, Sydney
Aug 2019 Fusion-Fission-Fusion: Pre-Judicature Equity Jurisdiction in New South Wales 1824-1972 J Goldberg et al (eds) Equity and Law: Fusion and Fission (CUP, 2019) 118-143
May 2019 The role of equity in 21st century commercial disputes – Meeting the needs of any sophisticated and successful legal system (2019) 47 Aust Bar Rev 137
February 2019 Pipikos v Trayans – The High Court Revisits Part Performance (2019) 93 ALJ 91
2018 Trustees’ Rights of Indemnity, Insolvency and Statutory Distributions to Preferred Creditors (2018) 92 ALJ 503
September 2018 Maintenance in Medieval England (2018) 77 Cambridge Law Journal 402-5
May 2018 ‘Not slavishly nor always’ – Equity and Limitation Statutes P Davies, S Douglas and J Goudkamp (eds), Defences in Equity (Hart Publishing, 2018), ch 14
April 2018 ​”Receipts Clauses and ‘Contractual Estoppel’ Revisited” (2018) 134 LQR 171


Ex parte candour, Solicitors’ Liens and Set-off (2018) 92 ALJ 22
December 2017 Overlapping Claims at Common Law and in Equity – An Embarrassment of Riches? (2017) 11 Journal of Equity 229
September 2017 Equitable Compensation for Breach of Confidence (Spring) Bar News 42-45
6 Sep 2017 Launch of “Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit” edited by Simone Degeling and Jason Varuhas Sydney


Injunctions restraining enforcement of ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders (2017) 91 ALJ 443
​2 Aug 2017 ​Launch of “Strata Title Property Rights– Private governance of multi-owned properties” by Cathy Sherry University of New South Wales
2016 The Primary Judge in Equity (2016) 90 ALJ 92
​2016 The Comparative Distinctiveness of Equity  (2016) 2(2) CJCCL 403-420
​03 Aug 2016 Appeals from the Land and Environment Court Land and Environment Court Seminar
2016 Proprietary Relief and Tracing in Equity (2016) 90 ALJ 783
​2016 Equity and Statute: a Commentary P Turner (ed) Equity and Administration (Cambridge University Press, 2016), 248-257
​November 2015 Judicial Review of Vice-Regal Decisions: South Australia v O’Shea its Precursors and its Progeny” (2015) 36 Adelaide Law Review 1
16 Oct 2015 Recent Decisions of the NSW Court of Appeal​ with Appendix EPLA Conference, Sydney
2015 ‘Chameleon-hued words’: A note on Discretionary Trusts (2015) 89 ALJ 371
​29 May 2015 Ministerial Override Certificates UK Supreme Court Yearbook _ Legal Year 2014–2015
​27 Feb 2015 ​Equity: Ageless in the Age of Statutes (2015) 9 Journal of Equity 108
​20 Feb 2015 Commercial Equity and Statutes Law Society Summer School, Perth
​20 Nov 2014 Common law, Equity and Statute: Limitations and Analogies Private Law Seminar University of Technology, Sydney
​20 Oct 2014 Two Topics from Administrative Law in Australia and the United Kingdom Twilight Seminar Series
2014 How Long is Too Long for an Equitable Claim? (2014) 88 ALJ 621
​12 Sep 2014 Farah and its Progeny: Comity among Intermediate Appellate Courts (2015) 12 The Judicial Review 165
​19 May 2014 Tradition and History, with a Dash of Humility Law Dinner, St Paul’s College, University of Sydney
​Apr 2014 The Riddle of Jurisdictional Error (2014) 38 Aust Bar Rev 139
​14 Feb 2014 The Federal and State Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2013 term Constitutional Law Conference
2014 Translating Overseas Trusts into the Australian Legal System (2014) 88 ALJ 169
​Feb 2014 Theories and Principles Underlying the Development of the Common Law – The Statutory Elephant in the Room (2013) 36(3) UNSWLJ 1002
2013 Ex parte applications for injunctions: then and now (2013) 87 ALJ 303
​03 Jun 2013 Swearing-In Ceremony of the Honourable Justice Mark James Leeming SC New South Wales Supreme Court
Date ​Speech Venue
3 Nov 2017 Macarthur Legal Centre 30th Anniversary Sydney
20 Oct 2017 Recent Appeals from the Land and Environment Court EPLA Conference
​30 Mar 2016 Swearing-In Ceremony of the Honourable Anthony Payne, SC​​​ New South Wales Supreme Court
Date ​Speech Venue
​17 Mar 2017 Insolvent Trusts: Implications of Buckle and CPT Custodian Toongabbie Legal Centre
18 Oct 2014 Advocacy and Ethics: The Self-Represented Litigant
​15 Nov 2011 Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Construe Wills Law Society of South Australia, Succession Law
30 Oct 2010 Overview of the Evidence Act
​21 May 2010 Trusts – An Australian Perspective New Zealand Institute of Judicial Studies  Higher Courts Seminar
​Aug 2007 The Nature of a Beneficiary’s Equitable Interest in a Trust Supreme Court of NSW Annual Conference
​27 Apr 2004 Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honourable Richard Weeks White New South Wales Supreme Court
​​Date ​Speech Venue
26 October 2019 Psychological Injury in Veterans and the Law – Keynote address for the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, Canberra Canberra
24 August 2019 Address at the Australian Bravery Association NSW Branch Dinner Ballina
11 Aug 2018 In Mixed Company: Corporations in Family Law


5 May 2017 The Origins and Evolution of the Parens Patriae Jurisdiction – Lecture on Legal History Sydney Law School
10 Nov 2016
Lieutenant General James Gordon Legge – Address delivered at the Supreme Court of New South Wales Remembrance Eve Ceremony
Supreme Court of NSW
26 Apr 2016 ​Corporations List – Commercial Equity Seminar for Practitioners Supreme Court of NSW
8 Apr 2016 Children’s Issues in the Supreme Court – Address to the Children’s Court of New South Wales Meeting Sydney
15 Jul 2015 Breaking Precedent: The Relevance of Previously Decided Cases in Determining the Entitlements of Parties in Property Proceedings Family Law Residential, Queensland
17 Oct 2012 Binding or Bound to Fail? Equitable Remedies and Rectification of Financial Agreements National Family Law Conference, Hobart
30 Jun 2011 Acting for the Incapable – A Delicate Balance Law Society of NSW & Carers NSW CLE Breakfast
16 May 2011 Proof of Foreign Law – Problems and Initiatives Sydney University Law School
6 Nov 2010 The Director of Military Prosecutions, the Afghanistan Charges and the Rule of Law Rule of Law in Australia Conference, Sydney
19 Oct 2010 A Trustee’s Lot Is Not a Happy One National Family Law Conference, Sydney
16 Oct 2010 The High Court and Family Law – Two Recent Excursions Address to the Family Court and Federal Magistrates Court Concurrent Conference, Canberra
14 Aug 2008 Practice and Procedure Before the Duty Judge in Equity NSW Bar Association
11 Apr 2008 Third Parties: Invited Guests Or Gate Crashers? National Family Law Conference, South Australia
28 Mar 2008 Costs Update New South Wales State Legal Conference
Sep 2007 Evidence in Civil Proceedings: An Australian Perspective on Documentary and Electronic Evidence National Judges College of the Supreme People’s Court, People’s Republic of China
31 Aug 2007 Costs – The Proportionality Principle CLE Legal Conference, Sydney
16 Mar 2007 Equitable Estoppel In Australia: The Court of Conscience in the Antipodes Australian Law Journal Conference
Oct 2006 Where Death and Divorce Meet: The Intersection of Family Provision and Family Law National Family Law Conference
13 Aug 2006 Aspects of Advocacy: The Effective Presentation of Evidence College of Law
Oct 2005 ​​Part VIIIAA of the Family Law Act Update: Orders and Injunctions Binding Third Parties Family Law Residential, Queensland
21 Sep 2005 Recent Developments in Family Law: Bankruptcy, Third Parties and Other Matters NSW Young Lawyers
15 Aug 2005 Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Paul Le Gay Brereton SC as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales Supreme Court of NSW
Date ​Speech Venue
​30 Jan 2008 Swearing-In Ceremony of the Honourable Lucy McCallum New South Wales Supreme Court
​​Date ​Speech Venue
Sep 2018 Trust me: Does trust property go where it should after insolvency? 35th Annual BFSLA Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand
Aug 2015 After Dinner Speech Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section Corporations Workshop
20 Apr 2015 Farewell Ce​​remony for the Hon Justice R I Barrett upon the occasion of his retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court of NSW Sydney
23 July 2014 Book Launch – Nuncio D’Angelo, “Commercial Trusts”
14 May 2013 Book Launch – Everett and McCracken’s “Banking and Financial Institutions Law”
22 February 2013 Admission of Lawyers Supreme Court of New South Wales
11 September 2012 “Listen to the Judges” Series Law Society of New South Wales Elder Law and Succession Committee “Listen to the Judges” Series
15 March 2011 Judicial Views on Litigation Funding INSOL International

Annual Regional Conference

13 March 2011 Judicial Reflections on Insurance Insolvency INSOL International

Annual Regional Conference

4 April 2010 Closing Remarks Sydney Law School Takeovers Panel Conference
26 July 2008 Insolvency of Registered Managed Investment Schemes Banking and Financial Services Law Association
23 February 2006 The Principle in Re Hastings-Bass Law Council of Australia and Leo Cussen Institute “Superannuation 2006” Libby Slater Plenary Session
24 August 2003 The “Most Wrong” Equity Cases 1990 – 2003: Attorney General v Blake
6-7 August 2005 Cross Border Insolvency – Aspects of the Unctral Model Law Annual Banking and Financial Services Law Association Annual Conference
19 March 2001 Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Reginald Ian Barrett Supreme Court of New South Wales
​​Date ​Speech Venue
7 March 2013 Swearing in Ceremony of the Honourable Arthur Robert Emmett Supreme Court of New South Wales