Topic: “All Roads Lead from Rome”: The Roots of Equity in Rome and in the Canon Law
Date: Thursday 1 December 2016
When: 5.45pm arrival for a 6.00pm - 7.00pm
lecture followed by refreshments
Venue: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland,
Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex,
415 George Street, Brisbane
Equity as a body of law began from the exercise, by the Lord Chancellor, of the King’s prerogative power to grant remedies unfettered by any strict rules. Until the reign of Henry VIII the Chancellors were all churchmen. How did a coherent body of fixed principles ever arise? Did the Chancellors' characters as ecclesiastics influence the development of modern equity? Was their reasoning process different from that of common law judges? Why does any of that matter now?
About the W A Lee Lecture:
The W A Lee Equity Lecture is held each year in honour of foremost equity and trusts academic and author, Honorary Professor W A 'Tony' Lee. CPD points may be available for this lecture.
Date and Time
Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland
Level 3, Queen Elizabeth II Courts Complex
415 George Street
Brisbane, QLD 4000