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Fiduciary Duties and Conflicts of Interest - LAWS6321

Year - 2019

The unit will be taught by Justice Ashley Black (Supreme Court of New South Wales), Mr Imtiaz Ahmed (Barrister) and Mr Alexander Morris (King and Wood Mallesons). The unit will involve both a conceptual analysis of fiduciary duties and associated remedies and a focus on the treatment of conflicts of interest in key areas of commercial activity and professional practice including partnerships and joint ventures, directors' duties, legal and auditing practice and the financial services industry. Main topics include: The scope of fiduciary duties in Australian and UK law; Fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest in partnerships, joint ventures and other commercial relationships; Conflicts of interest affecting lawyers and auditors; Management of conflicts of interest in the financial services industry; and Remedies for breach of fiduciary duty.

Jan 21, 22 and 25 (2-6) and Jan 23, 24 (11-6)

class participation including optional short presentation (10%) and 7000wd essay (90%)

Recommended references (purchase not required): PD Finn, Fiduciary Obligations, Law Book Company, 1997; J Glover, Equity, Restitution and Fraud, LexisNexis Butterworths, 2004; M Conaglen, Fiduciary Loyalty, Oxford, 2010.

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
Undergraduate knowledge of equitable principles or company law would be desirable


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive February

21 Jan 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 15 Feb 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Adj Prof Justice Ashley Black
HECS Band: 3
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