Dr Jessica Hudson
Associate Professor

Dr Jessica Hudson

BA/LLB (First Class Honours) (UNSW); BCL (Distinction) (Oxon); PhD (UNSW)

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Dr Jessica Hudson is an Associate Professor and researches and teaches in multiple areas of private law, including equity, trusts, remedies and unjust enrichment, as well as corporations and financial services law. Prior to lecturing, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, and worked as a Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Oxford (BCL, Distinction) and UNSW (PhD, BA, LLB, First Class Honours).

Visiting Appointments

April/May 2015, visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.

March 2018, visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law.


  • Books | 2022
    Hudson J; Micthell C; McFarlane B, 2022, Hayton, McFarlane and Mitchell: On Equity and Trusts, Sweet & Maxwell
  • Book Chapters | 2022
    Hudson J, 2022, 'The Dynamics of Equitable Estoppels', in McDonald B; Chen B; Gordon J (ed.), Dynamic and Principled: The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason, Federation Press
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Hudson J, 2021, 'Mere and Other Discretionary Objects in Australia', in Liew Y; Harding M (ed.), Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context, Hart Publishing, pp. 19 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509934829.ch-002
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2020, 'Legal Consequences of the Flawed Exercise of Pension Scheme Powers', in Mitchell C; Agnew S; Davies P (ed.), Pensions: Law, Policy and Practice, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/pensions-9781509922703/
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Hudson JR, 2017, 'Equitable Compensation for Equitable Estoppels', in Degeling S; Varuhas J (ed.), Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, Hart Publishing, pp. 217 - 237
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Hudson J, 2023, 'Justifying Equity's Control of Power: Fiduciary Status and Beyond', in Miller P; Oberdiek J (ed.), Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, Volume II
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2023, 'Justificanda', in Degeling S; Hudson J; Samet I (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Express Trusts, Oxford University Press
  • Edited Books | 2023
    Hudson J; Degeling S; Samet I, (eds.), 2023, Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Express Trusts, Oxford University Press
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2021, 'Trustee Recoupment: A Power Analysis', Trust Law International, vol. 35, pp. 3 - 26
    Journal articles | 2019
    Degeling S; Hudson J, 2019, 'Credit Advisers, Consumer Credit and Equitable Fiduciary Obligations', Federal Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 64 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205X18816235
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hudson J, 2019, 'One Thicket in Fraud on a Power', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 39, pp. 577 - 602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqz017
    Journal articles | 2018
    Degeling S; Hudson JR, 2018, 'Financial Robots as Instruments of Fiduciary Loyalty', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 40 (https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=506399650890822;res=IELAPA), pp. 63 - 92, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3206371
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hudson JR, 2017, 'Equitable Ownership and Restitution of Misapplied Trust Property'', Journal of Equity, vol. 11, pp. 245 - 270
    Journal articles | 2017
    Hudson JR, 2017, 'Who is Equity’s Darling? Recipient Trustees as Bona Fide Purchasers', The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, vol. 2017, pp. 195 - 211
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hudson JR, 2016, 'Certainty in Equitable Estoppels: Questions of Taxonomy, Unification and Coherence', Journal of Equity, vol. 10, pp. 137 - 153
    Journal articles | 2015
    Degeling SE; 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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hudson JR, 2015, 'The True Purpose of Estoppel by Representation', Journal of Contract Law, vol. 32, pp. 275 - 292
    Journal articles | 2014
    Degeling SE; 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
    Journal articles | 2014
    Hudson JR, 2014, 'Estoppel by representation as a defence to unjust enrichment – the vine has not withered yet', Restitution Law Review, vol. 22, pp. 19 - 34



Courses Taught

LAWS2385 – Equity & Trusts