Judicial Advice to Trustees – Its Origins, Purposes and Nature


Judicial Advice to Trustees – Its Origins, Purposes and Nature

Theatre G08, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton


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The rather strange practice of equity courts providing advice to trustees has a long history. To understand how it evolved it is necessary to trace its origins and the later development of procedures arising out of the general administration action. It is necessary to identify its purposes in order to understand both the breadth of the power to advise and its limits. Equity's broader supervisory jurisdiction over trusts may be explicable by reference to history. There may be questions whether orders by way of judicial advice involve judicial power or are to be regarded as historical anomalies.

This event is co-presented by Melbourne Law School and the Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation and is generously sponsored by Clayton Utz.

Refreshments will be served from 6.00pm with the lecture beginning at 6.30pm.


  • The Honourable Chief Justice Susan  Kiefel