Felicity Maher


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

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


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)


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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

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


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