Professor Simone Ellen Degeling

B Com (with Merit) LLB (UNSW)

LLM (with Merit) (UCL)

DPhil (Oxon)

Simone Degeling is a Professor of Law at UNSW Law, Australia. She is an expert in private law specialising in equity & trusts, remedies, the law of restitution and unjust enrichment and the intersection of civil procedure and private law doctrine.

Simone is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Law and the General Editor of the Journal of Equity.  Additionally she is a member of the advisory board of the SSRN eJournal of Fiduciary Law, a Fellow of The Australian Centre for Private Law, University of Queensland and a member of the Academic Committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association. She is the Co-Director of the UNSW Law Private Law Policy & Research Group and was previously the Private Law Research Leader of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Initiative at UNSW Law.

Simone has written, co written or co-edited books on unjust enrichment, equity, tort, remedies and contract. She has also published articles and essays on equity, unjust enrichment, contract, tort and remedies. Simone teaches and accepts research students in equity and trusts, remedies and the law of restitution and unjust enrichment. Prior to her academic career, Simone worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in Banking and Finance law.

SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=529174.

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Book Chapters

Degeling S, 2019, 'Statutes and a Fiduciary Course of Dealing', in Vines P; Donald S (ed.), Statutory Interpretation in Private Law, Federation Press, Alexandria NSW, pp. 228 - 244

Degeling S, 2018, 'Certainty in Calculating Monetary Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty', in Barker K; Grantham R (ed.), Apportionment in Private Law, Hart Publishing, pp. 221 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509917525.ch-009

Degeling SE, 2018, 'Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Consent and Prior Court Authorisation', in Davies P; Douglas S; Goudkamp J (ed.), Defences in Equity, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 99 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509995110.ch-006

Degeling SE; Barker K, 2017, 'Designing Reparation: Lessons from Private Law', in Levy R; Townes-O'Brien M; Ridge P; Thornton M (ed.), New Directions for Law in Australia, ANU Press, Canberra

Degeling SE; Barker K, 2017, 'Designing Reparation: Lessons from Private Law', in Levy R; O'Brien M; Rice S; Ridge P; Thornton M (ed.), New Directions for Law In Australia Essays in Contemporary Law Reform, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 321 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/NDLA.09.2017

Degeling S, 2017, 'Undue Influence and the Spiritual Economy', in Barker K; Degeling S; Fairweather K; Grantham R (ed.), PRIVATE LAW AND POWER, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, HART PUBL, pp. 159 - 175, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411888000009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; Varuhas JN E, 2017, 'Equity's Personal Monetary Remedies', in Degeling S; Varuhas JN E (ed.), EQUITABLE COMPENSATION AND DISGORGEMENT OF PROFIT, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, HART PUBL, pp. 1 - 18, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412528300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S, 2017, 'Discretion and Equitable Compensation', in Degeling S; Varuhas JN E (ed.), EQUITABLE COMPENSATION AND DISGORGEMENT OF PROFIT, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, HART PUBL, pp. 311 - 329, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412528300014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; Weeks G, 2016, 'The Essence of a Fiduciary Relationship: Justice Mason's Dissent in Hospital Products Ltd v United States Surgical Corporation (1984)', in Lynch A (ed.), GREAT AUSTRALIAN DISSENTS, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, Univ New S Wales, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 209 - 228, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000390313100012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling SE, 2016, 'Bars to Relief', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 104 - 121

Degeling SE, 2016, 'Fiduciary Relationships', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 208 - 247

Degeling SE, 2016, 'Resulting Trusts', in A Sourcebook On Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 480 - 510

Degeling SE, 2016, 'Constructive Trusts', in A Sourcebook On Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 511 - 554

Edelman J; Goudkamp J; Degeling SE, 2016, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Edelman J; Goudkamp J (ed.), Contract in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 24

Degeling SE, 2015, 'Compensation in Equity', in Remedies Commentary and Materials, edn. 6th, Thomson Reuters Australia Limited, Sydney, pp. 599 - 679

Degeling SE, 2015, 'Punishment', in Remedies Commentary and Materials, edn. 6th, Thomson Reuters Australia Limited, Sydney, pp. 835 - 907

Degeling S, 2013, 'The policy against accumulation and three party cases: Roxborough V Rothmans of Pall Mall Australia', in New Perspectives on Property Law: Obligations and Restitution, pp. 233 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781843145714

Degeling SE, 2013, 'Restitution of Unlawfully Exacted Tax in Australia: The Woolwich Principle', in Elliott S; Hacker B; Mitchell C (ed.), Restitution of Overpaid Tax, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 313 - 326, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849461733

Degeling SE, 2013, 'Proprietary Responses to Policy Motivated Claims: Restitution in the Hinterland', in Bant E; Bryan M (ed.), Principles of Proprietary Remedies, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 141 - 164, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/principles-of-proprietary-remedies-hardcover/productdetail/120634

Degeling SE, 2011, 'The Foundations of Torts in Commercial Law', in Degeling S; Edelman J; Goudkamp J (ed.), Torts in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Australia, pp. 1 - 15, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=12270

Degeling SE; Edgeworth BJ, 2010, 'Improvements to Land Belonging to Another', in Moses LB; Edgeworth B; Sherry C (ed.), Property and Security: Selected Essays, edn. Original, Lawbook Co., Pyrmont NSW, pp. 277 - 290

Degeling S; Edgeworth B, 2010, 'Unjust Enrichment and Unauthorised Improvements to Land', in Property and Security: Selected Essays, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 277 - 296

Degeling SE, 2008, 'Understanding Policy-motivated Unjust Factors', in Rickett C; Grantham R (ed.), Structure and Justification in Private Law: Essays for Peter Birks, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 267 - 290

Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2008, 'What is an Unjust Factor?', in Edelman J; Degeling S (ed.), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 177 - 196

Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2008, 'Introduction', in Edelman J; Degeling S (ed.), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 10

Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2005, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Edelman J (ed.), Equity in Commercial Law, edn. First, Thomson, Sydney Australia, pp. 1 - 8

Degeling SE, 2003, 'Restitution for Vulnerable Transactions', in Armour J; Bennett H (ed.), Vulnerable Transactions in Corporate Insolvency, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 385 - 426

Degeling SE, 2001, 'The policy against accumulation as an unjust factor', in Schrage, E. (ed.), Unjust Enrichment and the Law of Contract, edn. Original, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, pp. 167 - 192

Books

Bryan M; Degeling S; Donald S; Vann V, 2016, A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press

Witzleb N; Bant E; Degeling S; Barker K, 2015, Remedies Commentary and Materials

Degeling S, 2003, Restitutionary rights to share in damages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511495502

Edited Books

Degeling SE; Varuhas J, (eds.), 2017, Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, Hart Publishing, Oxford

Barker K; Degeling SE; Fairweather K; Grantham R, (eds.), 2017, Private Law and Power, Hart Publishing, Oxford

Degeling SE; Edelman J; Goudkamp J, (eds.), 2016, Contract in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney

Degeling SE; Edelman J; Goudkamp, (eds.), 2011, Torts in Commercial Law, Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney

Degeling SE; Edelman J, (eds.), 2008, Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney

Degeling SE; Edelman J, (eds.), 2005, Equity in Commercial Law, First, Thomson, Sydney Australia

Journal articles

Hudson J; Degeling S, 2019, 'Credit Advisers, Consumer Credit and Equitable Fiduciary Obligations', Federal Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 64 - 90

Degeling S; Hudson J, 2018, 'Financial Robots as Instruments of Fiduciary Loyalty', SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, vol. 40, pp. 63 - 92, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000436327000003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; Legg M, 2017, 'Fiduciaries and Funders: Litigation Funders in Australian Class Actions', CIVIL JUSTICE QUARTERLY, vol. 36, pp. 244 - 264, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000452682300007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling SE; Legg M, 2017, 'Class action settlements, opt-out and class closure: Fiduciary conflicts', Journal of Equity, vol. 11, pp. 319 - 345

Degeling SE, 2016, 'Loss of a Chance and Breach of Fiduciary Duty: The Requirment of Certainty of Loss', Singapore Academy of Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 825 - 848

Degeling SE; Edelman JE; Goudkamp J, 2015, 'Contemporary problems in the law of contract', Australian Bar Review, vol. 40, pp. 174 - 183

Degeling S; Hudson J, 2015, 'Equitable money remedies against financial advisers who give "advice about advice"', COMPANY AND SECURITIES LAW JOURNAL, vol. 33, pp. 166 - 175, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000364747700003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; Barker K, 2015, 'PRIVATE LAW AND GRAVE HISTORICAL INJUSTICE: THE ROLE OF THE COMMON LAW', MONASH UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW, vol. 41, pp. 377 - 413, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000387025700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; San Roque M, 2014, 'Unjust Enrichment: A Feminist Critique of Enrichment', SYDNEY LAW REVIEW, vol. 36, pp. 69 - 98, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213741700003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling S; Hudson J, 2014, 'Fiduciary obligations, financial advisers and FOFA', COMPANY AND SECURITIES LAW JOURNAL, vol. 32, pp. 527 - 539, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000213316100002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Degeling SE; Legg M, 2014, 'Fiduciary Obligations of Lawyers in Australian Class Actions', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 914 - 938, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLJ/2014/33.html

Degeling SE; Seymour JK, 2010, 'Collective Claims in Unjust Enrichment', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 29, pp. 449 - 477

Degeling SE, 2010, 'Sub Contractors and Three Party Claims', Monash University Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 207 - 221

Edelman J; Degeling SE, 2010, 'The Future of the Common Law of Torts', Australian Bar Review, vol. 33, pp. 45 - 55, http://www.lexisnexis.com/au/legal/results/pubTreeViewDoc.do?nodeId=TAAFAABAAF&pubTreeWidth=23%25

Degeling SE; Chowdry M, 2007, 'Passing on in the High Court of Australia', Law Quarterly Review, vol. 123, pp. 203 - 209

Degeling SE, 2006, 'Tort and Unjust Enrichment Intersect Again', King`s College Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 117 - 130

Degeling SE, 2004, 'The Defence of Passing On and Policies Against Accumulation: Consumers and Unjust Enrichment', Restitution Law Review, vol. 12, pp. 25 - 51

Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2004, 'Fusion: The Interaction of Common Law and Equity', Australian Bar Review, vol. 25, pp. 195 - 204

Degeling SE, 2002, 'A New Reason for Restitution: The Policy Against Accumulation', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 22, pp. 435 - 461

Degeling SE, 2000, 'Carer's claims: Unjust Enrichment and Tort (Law Com No 262)', Restitution Law Review, pp. 172 - 188

Degeling SE, 1999, 'Trusts of Damages', Tolley's Trust Law International, vol. 13, pp. 146 - 154

Degeling SE, 1997, 'Kars v Kars - Balancing the Interests of Victims and Carers', Australian Law Journal, vol. 71, pp. 882 - 896

Degeling SE, 1997, 'Carers and victims: the law's dilemma', Tolley's Trust Law International, vol. 11, pp. 30 - 34

Commonwealth Scholar (1995-1998).

 Faculty infrastructure project: edited collections (law): metadata repository & research metrics scoping study UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII 2017)

Project Officer and Technical Development and Support

UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII 2015)

Free access legal research infrastructure for the whole of the common law: completing commonlii.  ARC LIEF Grant LE100100239 (2010)

Currently Teaching

Simone teaches in Equity and Trusts, the Law of Restitution and the Law of Remedies.