Professor Gregory Tolhurst

DipLaw SAB LLM (Sydney) PhD (UNSW)
Associate Dean (Indigenous)
Professor of Commercial Law

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0243
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Professor Greg Tolhurst is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law. He is also an editor of the Journal of Contract Law, a co-editor of the Commercial Law Quarterly, a consultant editor of Carter on Contract, and a consultant with Herbert Smith Freehills. His research interests lie in the areas of contract law and personal property and in particular where these two areas meet such as in sales of goods, bailment and dealings in intangibles.

Research interests

  • Contract law
  • Cultural heritage
  • Restitution
  • Commercial law
  • Personal property
  • Banking

Teaching and supervision

  • Contracts
  • Advanced Contracts
  • Restitution
  • Banking and Financial Instruments

Selected grants

2012

  • Regulation and Reforms to Enhance Financial Stability in the Post-GFC Era; Hill J, Bird J, Cooper G, Dirkis M, McCracken S, Stumbles J, Tolhurst G, Vann R; Centre for International Finance and Regulation/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • McCracken, S., Bird, J., Stumbles, J., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Everett and McCracken's Banking and Financial Institutions Law – 8th Edition. Sydney, Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).
  • Pearson, G., Fisher, S., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Furmston, M., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Contract Formation: Law and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mason, K., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2008). Mason & Carter's Restitution Law in Australia. Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). Cases and materials on contract law in Australia (5th Edition). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2007). Contract Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2006). The Assignment of Contractual Rights. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

Edited Books

  • Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2008). Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference. University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.

Book Chapters

  • Tolhurst, G. (2013). Assignment. In Justin T Gleeson, James A Watson, Elisabeth Peden (Eds.), Historical Foundations of Australian Law: Volume II Commercial Common Law, (pp. 342-365). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2010). Assignment. The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series - Fourth Edition. United Kingdom: LexisNexis.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). Assignment of Contractual Rights: Some Reflections on 'Pacific Brands Sport and Leisure Pty Ltd v Underworks Pty Ltd'. In Greg Tolhurst, Elisabeth {eden (Eds.), Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference, (pp. 45-71). University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Assignment. The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series - Third Edition, (pp. 1397-1468). United Kingdom: Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2003). Assignment. In M Furmston (Eds.), The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series (2nd ed), (pp. 1246-1309). London: Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G., Adams, J., Furmston, M. (2003). Third Parties. In M Furmston (Eds.), The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series (2nd ed). London: Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2002). Discharge of Contract for Breach. In Steve Headley & Margaret Halliwell (General Editors) (Eds.), The Law of Restitution, Butterworths Common Law Series, (pp. 423-495). London: LexisNexis Butterworths.

Journals

  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2014). Prohibitions On Assignment: A Choice To Be Made (Forthcoming). Cambridge Law Journal. [More Information]
  • Carter, J., Courtney, W., Peden, E., Stewart, A., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Contractual Penalties: Resurrecting the Equitable Jurisdiction. Journal of Contract Law, 30(2), 99-132.
  • Tolhurst, G., Coburn, T., Peckham, A. (2012). Security interests at the margins. Australian Business Law Review, 40(4), 241-262.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2011). Masters v Cameron - Again!. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(1), 49-64.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2011). The Assignment of Guarantees: A Review of Hutchens v Deauville Investments Pty Ltd. Journal of Contract Law, 27(1), 65-81.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2009). Letter to the Editor. Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin, 24(8), 129-130.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2009). Recovery of Contract Debts Following Termination for Breach. Journal of Contract Law, 25(3), 191-215.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2009). Securities Lending in Australia. Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, 2(1), 22-25.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). Book Review: Charles Mitchell & Stephen Watterson, Subrogation: Law and Practice (Oxford University Press) 2007. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, , 252-254.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). The Nature of an Assignee's Right to Damages for Breaches of Contract That Occur Prior to Assignment. Journal of Contract Law, 24(1), 77-97.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). When You Got Nothing, You Got Nothing to Lose? Assignments of Choices in Action and Standing in the United States Supreme Court. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 8(2), 237-244.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Assignment of Contractual Rights: The Apparent Reformulation of the Personal Rights Rule. Australian Bar Review, 29(1), 4-23.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Prohibitions on Assignment and Declarations of Trust: Barbados Trust v Bank of Zambia. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 148, 278-286.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2006). Developing the Intermediate Term Concept. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 268-286.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2004). Relief against Forfeiture in the High Court of Australia. Journal of Contract Law, 20(1), 74-85.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2004). The Efficacy Of Contractual Provisions Prohibiting Assignment. Sydney Law Review, 26(2), 161-192.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2004). When Three Just Isn't Enough: The Fourth Category Of The 'Subject To Contract' Cases. Journal of Contract Law, 20, 156-166.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2003). Roxborough v Rothmans of Pall Mall. Journal of Contract Law, 19, 287-299.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2002). Acceptance of Benefit as a Basis for Restitution. Journal of Contract Law, 18(52), 52-74.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2002). Equitable assignment of legal rights: a resolution to a conundrum. The Law Quarterly Review, 118, 98-123.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2001). Conditional Payments and Failure of Consideration: Contract or Restitution. Asia Pacific Law Review, 9, 1-22.

2014

  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2014). Prohibitions On Assignment: A Choice To Be Made (Forthcoming). Cambridge Law Journal. [More Information]

2013

  • Tolhurst, G. (2013). Assignment. In Justin T Gleeson, James A Watson, Elisabeth Peden (Eds.), Historical Foundations of Australian Law: Volume II Commercial Common Law, (pp. 342-365). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Carter, J., Courtney, W., Peden, E., Stewart, A., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Contractual Penalties: Resurrecting the Equitable Jurisdiction. Journal of Contract Law, 30(2), 99-132.
  • McCracken, S., Bird, J., Stumbles, J., Tolhurst, G. (2013). Everett and McCracken's Banking and Financial Institutions Law – 8th Edition. Sydney, Australia: Thomson Lawbook Co. (Thompson Reuters).

2012

  • Tolhurst, G., Coburn, T., Peckham, A. (2012). Security interests at the margins. Australian Business Law Review, 40(4), 241-262.

2011

  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2011). Masters v Cameron - Again!. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 42(1), 49-64.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2011). The Assignment of Guarantees: A Review of Hutchens v Deauville Investments Pty Ltd. Journal of Contract Law, 27(1), 65-81.

2010

  • Tolhurst, G. (2010). Assignment. The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series - Fourth Edition. United Kingdom: LexisNexis.
  • Pearson, G., Fisher, S., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (3rd edition). Sydney: Thomson Reuters.
  • Furmston, M., Tolhurst, G. (2010). Contract Formation: Law and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2009

  • Tolhurst, G. (2009). Letter to the Editor. Australian Banking and Finance Law Bulletin, 24(8), 129-130.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2009). Recovery of Contract Debts Following Termination for Breach. Journal of Contract Law, 25(3), 191-215.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2009). Securities Lending in Australia. Corporate Rescue and Insolvency, 2(1), 22-25.

2008

  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). Assignment of Contractual Rights: Some Reflections on 'Pacific Brands Sport and Leisure Pty Ltd v Underworks Pty Ltd'. In Greg Tolhurst, Elisabeth {eden (Eds.), Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference, (pp. 45-71). University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). Book Review: Charles Mitchell & Stephen Watterson, Subrogation: Law and Practice (Oxford University Press) 2007. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, , 252-254.
  • Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2008). Commercial Issues in Contract Law: Papers from the Commercial Law Quarterly 20th Anniversary Conference. University of Sydney: Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law.
  • Mason, K., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2008). Mason & Carter's Restitution Law in Australia. Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). The Nature of an Assignee's Right to Damages for Breaches of Contract That Occur Prior to Assignment. Journal of Contract Law, 24(1), 77-97.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2008). When You Got Nothing, You Got Nothing to Lose? Assignments of Choices in Action and Standing in the United States Supreme Court. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 8(2), 237-244.

2007

  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Assignment. The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series - Third Edition, (pp. 1397-1468). United Kingdom: Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Assignment of Contractual Rights: The Apparent Reformulation of the Personal Rights Rule. Australian Bar Review, 29(1), 4-23.
  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J., Peden, E. (2007). Cases and materials on contract law in Australia (5th Edition). Sydney: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Peden, E., Tolhurst, G. (2007). Contract Law in Australia. Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2007). Prohibitions on Assignment and Declarations of Trust: Barbados Trust v Bank of Zambia. Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 148, 278-286.

2006

  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G., Peden, E. (2006). Developing the Intermediate Term Concept. Journal of Contract Law, 22(3), 268-286.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2006). The Assignment of Contractual Rights. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing.

2004

  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2004). Relief against Forfeiture in the High Court of Australia. Journal of Contract Law, 20(1), 74-85.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2004). The Efficacy Of Contractual Provisions Prohibiting Assignment. Sydney Law Review, 26(2), 161-192.
  • Peden, E., Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2004). When Three Just Isn't Enough: The Fourth Category Of The 'Subject To Contract' Cases. Journal of Contract Law, 20, 156-166.

2003

  • Tolhurst, G. (2003). Assignment. In M Furmston (Eds.), The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series (2nd ed), (pp. 1246-1309). London: Butterworths.
  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2003). Roxborough v Rothmans of Pall Mall. Journal of Contract Law, 19, 287-299.
  • Tolhurst, G., Adams, J., Furmston, M. (2003). Third Parties. In M Furmston (Eds.), The Law of Contract, Butterworths Common Law Series (2nd ed). London: Butterworths.

2002

  • Tolhurst, G., Carter, J. (2002). Acceptance of Benefit as a Basis for Restitution. Journal of Contract Law, 18(52), 52-74.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2002). Discharge of Contract for Breach. In Steve Headley & Margaret Halliwell (General Editors) (Eds.), The Law of Restitution, Butterworths Common Law Series, (pp. 423-495). London: LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Tolhurst, G. (2002). Equitable assignment of legal rights: a resolution to a conundrum. The Law Quarterly Review, 118, 98-123.

2001

  • Carter, J., Tolhurst, G. (2001). Conditional Payments and Failure of Consideration: Contract or Restitution. Asia Pacific Law Review, 9, 1-22.

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