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  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20182020
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Felicity Maher is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School where she teaches Equity & Trusts and Remedies and researches in the area of private law.
Before joining the UWA Law School in 2017 Felicity was in private practice for more than 15 years. She began her career as a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Perth. After study in Oxford, Felicity acted as Judicial Assistant to the Master of the Rolls, Lord Phillips, at the Court of Appeal in London. Felicity was then employed as an Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Parliamentary Counsel Office, London. In 2006, Felicity was called to the Bar in London and practised as a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Grays Inn. In 2012, Felicity moved to the Sydney Bar and practised from Eleven Wentworth Chambers, before returning to Perth.

Roles and responsibilities

BA, LLB (W. Aust), BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon.)

Previous positions

Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings Chambers, London
Reporter, New South Wales Law Reports

Teaching overview

Felicity teaches in Equity & Trusts (LAWS 5103)and is the Unit Coordinator for Remedies (LAWS 5105)

Research

Felicity researches in the area of private law, including unjust enrichment, contract, equity, commercial remedies, banking and financial services law and insolvency. Her doctoral thesis examined the unjust factor failure of basis in the law of unjust enrichment.

Keywords

  • Unjust Enrichment And Restitution Law
  • Law Of Remedies
  • Equity
  • Contract Law

Research Output 2018 2020

An Empirical Study of Exemplary Damages in Australia

Maher, F., 2019, In : Melbourne University Law Review. 43, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clarity or confusion? Duress, undue influence and unconscionable conduct in the High Court

Maher, F., 2018, In : Journal of Equity. 12, 1, p. 91-118 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

doctrine
Law

Contractual severance: a unified approach?

Maher, F., Jun 2018, In : Australian Bar Review. 45, 3, p. 260-286

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

illegality
common law
case law
uncertainty
Law