Professor Matthew Conaglen

LLB (Hons) (Auck) LLM (Mich) PhD (Cantab)
Professor of Equity and Trusts
Associate Dean (Research)

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 0962
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

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Biographical details

Professor Conaglen is Professor of Equity and Trusts at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. He teaches and researches in the fields of equity, trusts and obligations. He is the author of Fiduciary Loyalty: Protecting the Due Performance of Non-Fiduciary Duties (Hart, 2010), and a co-author of Snell's Equity (32nd ed, Sweet & Maxwell, 2010), as well as numerous book chapters and articles in leading journals both internationally and domestically. His writing has been cited by the High Court of Australia, the Singaporean Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, as well as numerous lower courts in those jurisdictions. He came to Sydney from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Reader in Equity and Trusts.

Prior to becoming an academic, Professor Conaglen was a Senior Solicitor at a major New Zealand law firm where he was involved in a wide range of commercial litigation. In recognition of his expertise in the fields of teaching and research in the Chancery sphere, he was made an Academic Member of the Chancery Bar Association in England. Professor Conaglen is a graduate of the University of Auckland, the University of Michigan and the University of Cambridge.

Research interests

  • Equity
  • Trusts
  • Property
  • Obligations (with a particular interest in Fiduciary Obligations)

Teaching and supervision

  • Equity
  • Introduction to Property and Commercial Law
  • Foundations of Law

Selected publications

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Books

  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Fiduciary Loyalty: Protecting the Due Performance of Non-Fiduciary Duties. Portland, USA: Hart Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Conaglen, M. (2014). Australia. In David Brownbill, Adam Cloherty, Edward Cumming, Jessica Hughes, Daniel Warents (Eds.), International Trusts Law, (pp. A2.1-A2.30). United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Trusts and Intention. In Edwin Simpson, Miranda Stewart (Eds.), Sham Transactions, (pp. 122-140). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Nolan, R., Conaglen, M. (2010). Good faith: what does it mean for fiduciaries, and what does it tell us about them? In Elise Bant, Matthew Harding (Eds.), Exploring Private Law, (pp. 319-342). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Conaglen, M., Goymour, A. (2010). Knowing Receipt and Registered Land. In Charles Mitchell (Eds.), Constructive and Resulting Trusts, (pp. 159-182). Portland, OR: Hart Publishing.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Fiduciaries. In John McGhee (Eds.), Snell's Equity 31st edition, (pp. 145-195). UK: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.

Journals

  • Conaglen, M. (2014). Proprietary Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Cambridge Law Journal, 73(3), 490-493. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M., Nolan, R. (2013). Contracts and Knowing Receipt: Principles and Application. The Law Quarterly Review, 129(3), 359-379.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Fiduciary duties and voluntary undertakings. Journal of Equity, 7(1), 105-127.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Interaction between statutory and general law duties concerning company director conflicts. Company and Securities Law Journal, 31(7), 403-422.
  • Conaglen, M., Weaver, E. (2012). Protectors as Fiduciaries: Theory and Practice. Trusts and Trustees, 18(1), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M. (2011). Difficulties with Tracing Backwards. The Law Quarterly Review, 127, 432-455.
  • Conaglen, M. (2011). Reviewing the Review of Fiduciary Discretions. Cambridge Law Journal, 70(2), 301-304.
  • Conaglen, M. (2011). The Extent of Fiduciary Accounting and the Importance of Authorisation Mechanisms. Cambridge Law Journal, 70(3), 548-578. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Explaining Target Holdings v Redferns. Journal of Equity, 4(3), 288-294.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Fiduciary Duties in Canada. Cambridge Law Journal, 69(3), 450-452.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Remedial Ramifications of Conflicts between a Fiduciary’s Duties. The Law Quarterly Review, 126, 72-101.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Subrogation, Accounting and Unjust Enrichment. Cambridge Law Journal, 69(1), 30-33.
  • Conaglen, M. (2009). Fiduciary Regulation of Conflicts between Duties. The Law Quarterly Review, 125, 111-141.
  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Public–Private Intersection: Comparing Fiduciary Conflict Doctrine and Bias. Public Law, 1(202), 58-83.
  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Sham Trusts. Cambridge Law Journal, 67(1), 176-207. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Thinking about Proprietary Remedies for Breach of Confidence. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 2008 (1), 82-109.
  • Conaglen, M. (2007). Recipient Liability in Equity. Cambridge Law Journal, 66(3), 515-517.
  • Conaglen, M. (2007). Strict Liability for Receipt of Misapplied Trust Property – Confusion Abounds. Cambridge Law Journal, 66(1), 19-22.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). A Re-Appraisal of the Fiduciary Self-Dealing and Fair-Dealing Rules. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(2), 366-396.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Dishonesty in the Context of Assistance – Again. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(1), 18-21.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Hastings-Bass and Third Parties. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(3), 499-502.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Mortgagee Powers Rhetoric. The Modern Law Review, 69(4), 583-600.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Strict Fiduciary Loyalty and Accounts of Profits. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(2), 278-281.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Trustee (In)Discretion. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(1), 15-18. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Book Reviews: The Quistclose Trust. Edited by William Swadling. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 249-251.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Conflicting duties owed by solicitors acting for multiple clients. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(2), 291-293.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Contests between rival trust beneficiaries. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 45-48.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Directorial Disclosure. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 48-51.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). The Nature and Function of Fiduciary Loyalty. The Law Quarterly Review, 121, 452-480.
  • Conaglen, M. (2004). Judicial Review of Trustees’ Discretionary Decisions. Cambridge Law Journal, 63(2), 283-286.
  • Conaglen, M. (2003). Disciplinary Investigations and Legal Professional Privilege. Cambridge Law Journal, 62(3), 580-583.
  • Conaglen, M. (2003). Equitable Compensation for Breach of Fiduciary Dealing Rules. The Law Quarterly Review, 119, 246-271.
  • Conaglen, M. (2001). Fiduciary Liability and Contribution to Loss. Cambridge Law Journal, 60(3), 480-483.

2014

  • Conaglen, M. (2014). Australia. In David Brownbill, Adam Cloherty, Edward Cumming, Jessica Hughes, Daniel Warents (Eds.), International Trusts Law, (pp. A2.1-A2.30). United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
  • Conaglen, M. (2014). Proprietary Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Cambridge Law Journal, 73(3), 490-493. [More Information]

2013

  • Conaglen, M., Nolan, R. (2013). Contracts and Knowing Receipt: Principles and Application. The Law Quarterly Review, 129(3), 359-379.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Fiduciary duties and voluntary undertakings. Journal of Equity, 7(1), 105-127.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Interaction between statutory and general law duties concerning company director conflicts. Company and Securities Law Journal, 31(7), 403-422.
  • Conaglen, M. (2013). Trusts and Intention. In Edwin Simpson, Miranda Stewart (Eds.), Sham Transactions, (pp. 122-140). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2012

  • Conaglen, M., Weaver, E. (2012). Protectors as Fiduciaries: Theory and Practice. Trusts and Trustees, 18(1), 1-19. [More Information]

2011

  • Conaglen, M. (2011). Difficulties with Tracing Backwards. The Law Quarterly Review, 127, 432-455.
  • Conaglen, M. (2011). Reviewing the Review of Fiduciary Discretions. Cambridge Law Journal, 70(2), 301-304.
  • Conaglen, M. (2011). The Extent of Fiduciary Accounting and the Importance of Authorisation Mechanisms. Cambridge Law Journal, 70(3), 548-578. [More Information]

2010

  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Explaining Target Holdings v Redferns. Journal of Equity, 4(3), 288-294.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Fiduciary Duties in Canada. Cambridge Law Journal, 69(3), 450-452.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Fiduciary Loyalty: Protecting the Due Performance of Non-Fiduciary Duties. Portland, USA: Hart Publishing.
  • Nolan, R., Conaglen, M. (2010). Good faith: what does it mean for fiduciaries, and what does it tell us about them? In Elise Bant, Matthew Harding (Eds.), Exploring Private Law, (pp. 319-342). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Conaglen, M., Goymour, A. (2010). Knowing Receipt and Registered Land. In Charles Mitchell (Eds.), Constructive and Resulting Trusts, (pp. 159-182). Portland, OR: Hart Publishing.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Remedial Ramifications of Conflicts between a Fiduciary’s Duties. The Law Quarterly Review, 126, 72-101.
  • Conaglen, M. (2010). Subrogation, Accounting and Unjust Enrichment. Cambridge Law Journal, 69(1), 30-33.

2009

  • Conaglen, M. (2009). Fiduciary Regulation of Conflicts between Duties. The Law Quarterly Review, 125, 111-141.

2008

  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Public–Private Intersection: Comparing Fiduciary Conflict Doctrine and Bias. Public Law, 1(202), 58-83.
  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Sham Trusts. Cambridge Law Journal, 67(1), 176-207. [More Information]
  • Conaglen, M. (2008). Thinking about Proprietary Remedies for Breach of Confidence. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 2008 (1), 82-109.

2007

  • Conaglen, M. (2007). Recipient Liability in Equity. Cambridge Law Journal, 66(3), 515-517.
  • Conaglen, M. (2007). Strict Liability for Receipt of Misapplied Trust Property – Confusion Abounds. Cambridge Law Journal, 66(1), 19-22.

2006

  • Conaglen, M. (2006). A Re-Appraisal of the Fiduciary Self-Dealing and Fair-Dealing Rules. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(2), 366-396.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Dishonesty in the Context of Assistance – Again. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(1), 18-21.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Hastings-Bass and Third Parties. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(3), 499-502.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Mortgagee Powers Rhetoric. The Modern Law Review, 69(4), 583-600.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Strict Fiduciary Loyalty and Accounts of Profits. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(2), 278-281.
  • Conaglen, M. (2006). Trustee (In)Discretion. Cambridge Law Journal, 65(1), 15-18. [More Information]

2005

  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Book Reviews: The Quistclose Trust. Edited by William Swadling. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 249-251.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Conflicting duties owed by solicitors acting for multiple clients. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(2), 291-293.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Contests between rival trust beneficiaries. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 45-48.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Directorial Disclosure. Cambridge Law Journal, 64(1), 48-51.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). Fiduciaries. In John McGhee (Eds.), Snell's Equity 31st edition, (pp. 145-195). UK: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.
  • Conaglen, M. (2005). The Nature and Function of Fiduciary Loyalty. The Law Quarterly Review, 121, 452-480.

2004

  • Conaglen, M. (2004). Judicial Review of Trustees’ Discretionary Decisions. Cambridge Law Journal, 63(2), 283-286.

2003

  • Conaglen, M. (2003). Disciplinary Investigations and Legal Professional Privilege. Cambridge Law Journal, 62(3), 580-583.
  • Conaglen, M. (2003). Equitable Compensation for Breach of Fiduciary Dealing Rules. The Law Quarterly Review, 119, 246-271.

2001

  • Conaglen, M. (2001). Fiduciary Liability and Contribution to Loss. Cambridge Law Journal, 60(3), 480-483.

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