Professor Simone   Degeling
Professor

Professor Simone Degeling

B Com (with Merit) LLB (UNSW)

LLM (with Merit) (UCL)

DPhil (Oxon)

Law & Justice
Sch of Private&Commercial Law

Simone Degeling is a Professor of Law at UNSW Law, Australia. She is an expert in private law specialising in equity & trusts, remedies, the law of restitution and unjust enrichment and the intersection of civil procedure and private law doctrine.

Simone is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Law and the General Editor of the Journal of Equity.  Additionally she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Commonwealth Law, the Advisory Board of the SSRN eJournal of Fiduciary Law, a Fellow of The Australian Centre for Private Law, University of Queensland and a member of the Academic Committee of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association. She is the Co-Director of the UNSW Law Private Law Policy & Research Group and was previously the Private Law Research Leader of the IMF Bentham Class Actions Initiative at UNSW Law.

Simone has written, co written or co-edited books on unjust enrichment and restitution law, equity and trusts, tort, remedies and contract. She has also published articles and essays on equity and trusts, unjust enrichment and restitution law, contract, tort and remedies. Simone teaches and accepts research students in equity and trusts, remedies and the law of restitution and unjust enrichment. Prior to her academic career, Simone worked as a commercial lawyer specialising in Banking and Finance law.

SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=529174.

Phone
+ 61 2 9385 3943
Location
Room 214 The Law Building University of New South Wales UNSW Kensington Campus Sydney NSW 2052 Australia (Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2021, 'Fiduciaries, Equitable Compensation and Lost Commercial Opportunity: Reconciling the Need for Financial Loss', in Eldridge J; Douglas M; Carr C (ed.), Economic Torts and Economic Wrongs, Hart Publishing, Oxford, https://www.bloomsburypprofessional.com/uk/economic-torts-and-economic-wrongs-9781509934751/
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2020, 'Some Varieties of Consent in Equity: Enhancing and Protecting Autonomy?', in Klimchuk D; Samet I; Smith HE (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Equity, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198817659.003.0016
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N, 2020, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N (ed.), Justifying Private Rights, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/justifying-private-rights-9781509931958/
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Bant E; Barker K; Degeling S, 2020, 'The Evolution of Unjust Enrichment Law: Theory and Practice.', in Bant E; Barker K; Degeling S (ed.), Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 2 - 27, https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788114257/9781788114257.00007.xml
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2020, 'Informed Consent and Declining to Opt-Out of Australian Federal Class Actions', in Bant E; Patterson J (ed.), Misleading Silence, Hart Publishing, pp. 351 - 371, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/misleading-silence-9781509929252/
    Edited Books | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S; Crawford M; Tiverios N, (eds.), 2020, Justifying Private Rights, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/justifying-private-rights-9781509931958/
    Edited Books | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Bant E; Barker K; Degeling S, (eds.), 2020, Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-unjust-enrichment-and-restitution-9781788114257.html
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2020, 'Punishment', in Witzleb N; Bant E; Degeling S; Barker K (ed.), Remedies Commentary and Materials, pp. 889 - 965
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2020, 'Compensation in Equity', in Wiztleb N; Bant E; Degeling S; Barker K (ed.), Remedies Commentary and Materials, pp. 631 - 715
    Books | 2020
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Witzleb N; Bant E; Degeling S; Barker K, 2020, Remedies Commentary and Materials, Thomson Reuters
    Books | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Donald S; Degeling S; Bryan M; Vann V, 2019, A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107445499
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Statutes and a Fiduciary Course of Dealing', in Vines P; Donald S (ed.), Statutory Interpretation in Private Law, Federation Press, Alexandria NSW, pp. 228 - 244, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760022051
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Fiduciary relationships', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 232 - 277
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Bars to Relief', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 119 - 137
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Certainty in Calculating Monetary Remedies for Breach of Fiduciary Duty', in Barker K; Grantham R (ed.), Apportionment in Private Law, Hart Publishing, pp. 221 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509917525.ch-009
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Constructive Trusts', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 564 - 611
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S, 2019, 'Resulting Trusts', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, pp. 532 - 563
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2018, 'Breach of Fiduciary Duty: Consent and Prior Court Authorisation', in Davies P; Douglas S; Goudkamp J (ed.), Defences in Equity, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 99 - 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509995110.ch-006
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Barker K, 2017, 'Designing Reparation: Lessons from Private Law', in Levy R; O'Brien M; Rice S; Ridge P; Thornton M (ed.), New Directions for Law In Australia Essays in Contemporary Law Reform, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 321 - 328, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/NDLA.09.2017
    Edited Books | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Barker K; Degeling SE; Fairweather K; Grantham R, (eds.), 2017, Private Law and Power, Hart Publishing, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2017, 'Undue Influence and the Spiritual Economy', in Barker K; Degeling S; Fairweather K; Grantham R (ed.), Private Law and Power, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 159 - 175, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000411888000009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Edited Books | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Varuhas J, (ed.), 2017, Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, Hart Publishing, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2017, 'Discretion and Equitable Compensation', in Degeling S; Varuhas J (ed.), Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 311 - 329, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412528300014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Varuhas J, 2017, 'Equity's Personal Monetary Remedies', in Degeling S; Varuhas J (ed.), Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, edn. Hart Studies in Private Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1 - 18, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000412528300001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Books | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Bryan M; Degeling SE; Donald S; Vann V, 2016, A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Weeks G, 2016, 'The Essence of a Fiduciary Relationship: Justice Mason’s Dissent in Hospital Products Ltd v United States Surgical Corporation (1984)', in Lynch AN (ed.), Great Australian Dissents, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 209 - 228
    Edited Books | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J; Goudkamp J, (eds.), 2016, Contract in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Edelman J; Goudkamp J; Degeling SE, 2016, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Edelman J; Goudkamp J (ed.), Contract in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 24
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2016, 'Constructive Trusts', in A Sourcebook On Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 511 - 554
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2016, 'Resulting Trusts', in A Sourcebook On Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 480 - 510
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2016, 'Fiduciary Relationships', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 208 - 247
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2016, 'Bars to Relief', in A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, pp. 104 - 121
    Books | 2015
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Witzleb N; Bant E; Degeling S; Barker K, 2015, Remedies Commentary and Materials
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2015, 'Punishment', in Remedies Commentary and Materials, edn. 6th, Thomson Reuters Australia Limited, Sydney, pp. 835 - 907
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2015, 'Compensation in Equity', in Remedies Commentary and Materials, edn. 6th, Thomson Reuters Australia Limited, Sydney, pp. 599 - 679
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2013, 'Restitution of Unlawfully Exacted Tax in Australia: The Woolwich Principle', in Elliott S; Hacker B; Mitchell C (ed.), Restitution of Overpaid Tax, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 313 - 326, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/BookDetails.aspx?ISBN=9781849461733
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2013, 'Proprietary Responses to Policy Motivated Claims: Restitution in the Hinterland', in Bant E; Bryan M (ed.), Principles of Proprietary Remedies, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 141 - 164, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/principles-of-proprietary-remedies-hardcover/productdetail/120634
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2011, 'The Foundations of Torts in Commercial Law', in Degeling S; Edelman J; Goudkamp J (ed.), Torts in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Australia, pp. 1 - 15, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=12270
    Edited Books | 2011
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J; Goudkamp , (eds.), 2011, Torts in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edgeworth BJ, 2010, 'Improvements to Land Belonging to Another', in Moses LB; Edgeworth B; Sherry C (ed.), Property and Security: Selected Essays, edn. 1, Lawbook Co., Pyrmont NSW, pp. 277 - 290, http://www.lawbooks.com.au/book/property-and-security-selected-essays.do
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S; Edgeworth B, 2010, 'Unjust Enrichment and Unauthorised Improvements to Land', in Property and Security: Selected Essays, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 277 - 296
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2008, 'Introduction', in Edelman J; Degeling S (ed.), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 1 - 10
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2008, 'Understanding Policy-motivated Unjust Factors', in Rickett C; Grantham R (ed.), Structure and Justification in Private Law: Essays for Peter Birks, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 267 - 290
    Edited Books | 2008
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, (ed.), 2008, Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, Thomson Reuters, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2008, 'What is an Unjust Factor?', in Edelman J; Degeling S (ed.), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law, edn. Original, Thomson Reuters, Sydney, pp. 177 - 196
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2005, 'Introduction', in Degeling S; Edelman J (ed.), Equity in Commercial Law, edn. First, Thomson, Sydney Australia, pp. 1 - 8
    Edited Books | 2005
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, (ed.), 2005, Equity in Commercial Law, Thomson, Sydney Australia
    Book Chapters | 2004
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2004, 'The policy against accumulation and three party cases: Roxborough v Rothmans of Pall Mall Australia', in Hudson A (ed.), New Perspectives on Property Law: Obligations and Restitution, Cavvendish, London, pp. 233 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781843145714
    Books | 2003
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2003, Restitutionary Rights to Share in Damages, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511495502
    Book Chapters | 2003
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2003, 'Restitution for Vulnerable Transactions', in Armour J; Bennett H (ed.), Vulnerable Transactions in Corporate Insolvency, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 385 - 426
    Book Chapters | 2001
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2001, 'The policy against accumulation as an unjust factor', in Schrage, E. (ed.), Unjust Enrichment and the Law of Contract, edn. Original, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, pp. 167 - 192
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Professor Simone Degeling
    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 | 2018
    Professor Simone Degeling
    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
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Legg , 2017, 'Fiduciaries and Funders: Litigation Funders in Australian Class Actions', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 36, pp. 244 - 264
    Journal articles | 2017
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Legg M, 2017, 'Class action settlements, opt-out and class closure: Fiduciary conflicts', Journal of Equity, vol. 11, pp. 319 - 345
    Journal articles | 2016
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2016, 'Loss of a Chance and Breach of Fiduciary Duty: The Requirment of Certainty of Loss', Singapore Academy of Law Journal, vol. 28, pp. 825 - 848
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Barker K, 2015, 'Private Law and Grave Historical Injustice: The Role of the Common Law', Monash University Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 377 - 413, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000387025700004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2015
    Professor Simone Degeling
    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
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman JE; Goudkamp J, 2015, 'Contemporary problems in the law of contract', Australian Bar Review, vol. 40, pp. 174 - 183
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Simone Degeling
    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
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Legg M, 2014, 'Fiduciary Obligations of Lawyers in Australian Class Actions', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 37, pp. 914 - 938, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLJ/2014/33.html
    Journal articles | 2014
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling S; San Roque M, 2014, 'Unjust Enrichment: A Feminist Critique of Enrichment', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 69 - 98, http://sydney.edu.au/law/slr/slr_36/slr36_1/SLRv36n1DegelingSanRoque.pdf
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2010, 'Sub Contractors and Three Party Claims', Monash University Law Review, vol. 36, pp. 207 - 221
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Seymour JK, 2010, 'Collective Claims in Unjust Enrichment', Civil Justice Quarterly, vol. 29, pp. 449 - 477
    Journal articles | 2010
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Edelman J; Degeling SE, 2010, 'The Future of the Common Law of Torts', Australian Bar Review, vol. 33, pp. 45 - 55, http://www.lexisnexis.com/au/legal/results/pubTreeViewDoc.do?nodeId=TAAFAABAAF&pubTreeWidth=23%25
    Journal articles | 2007
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Chowdry M, 2007, 'Passing on in the High Court of Australia', Law Quarterly Review, vol. 123, pp. 203 - 209
    Journal articles | 2006
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2006, 'Tort and Unjust Enrichment Intersect Again', King`s College Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 117 - 130
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2004, 'The Defence of Passing On and Policies Against Accumulation: Consumers and Unjust Enrichment', Restitution Law Review, vol. 12, pp. 25 - 51
    Journal articles | 2004
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE; Edelman J, 2004, 'Fusion: The Interaction of Common Law and Equity', Australian Bar Review, vol. 23, pp. 195 - 204
    Journal articles | 2002
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2002, 'A New Reason for Restitution: The Policy Against Accumulation', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 22, pp. 435 - 461
    Journal articles | 2000
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 2000, 'Carer's claims: Unjust Enrichment and Tort (Law Com No 262)', Restitution Law Review, pp. 172 - 188
    Journal articles | 1999
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 1999, 'Trusts of Damages', Tolley's Trust Law International, vol. 13, pp. 146 - 154
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 1997, 'Carers and victims: the law's dilemma', Tolley's Trust Law International, vol. 11, pp. 30 - 34
    Journal articles | 1997
    Professor Simone Degeling
    Degeling SE, 1997, 'Kars v Kars - Balancing the Interests of Victims and Carers', Australian Law Journal, vol. 71, pp. 882 - 896

Awards

Commonwealth Scholar (1995-1998).

Grants

 Faculty infrastructure project: edited collections (law): metadata repository & research metrics scoping study UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII 2017)

Project Officer and Technical Development and Support

UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII 2015)

Free access legal research infrastructure for the whole of the common law: completing commonlii ARC LIEF Grant LE100100239 (2010)

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