Henry Cooney


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

    6009 Perth


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I am an Adjunct Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School, where I research and teach in the area of private law. I am also a Solicitor at the State Solicitor's Office of Western Australia. My research focuses upon the law of unjust enrichment, trusts, contract and tort. I have had articles and notes published in leading English and Australian law journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, the Australian Law Journal, and many others. My research has been cited by the High Court of Australia, intermediate apelllate courts, and by English, Australian and American academics. 

I welcome correspondence, and requests for thesis/research supervision in the areas of unjust enrichment, equity, and trusts. I can be reached at [email protected]

Selected Publications

'Anticipated contracts and unjust enrichment' (2023) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 399

'The lawful act duress myth' (2023) 17 Journal of Equity 31

'Restitution for unrequested improvements to land' (2023) 139 Law Quarterly Review 179

'Presumed resulting trusts on the move' (2023) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 28

'Trespass to the person and contributory negligence' (2023) 139 Law Quarterly Review 15

'Risk and causation in negligence' (2022) 96 Australian Law Journal 558

'Illegitimate pressure in the law of duress' (2022) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 496 (with Harry Sanderson)

'Causation and contributory negligence: The use and misuse of causal concepts in cases of misleading conduct' (2022) 49 University of Western Australian Law Review, Special Edition on Causation in the Law 262

I am also working on an article concerning the common intention constructive trust. 


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