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WA Lee Equity Lecture 2022

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 Queensland Community Foundation is delighted to present the 23rd Annual WA Lee Equity Lecture in partnership with the TC Beirne School of Law at The University of Queensland.

The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC, Chair of QCF,  looks forward to welcoming you to this year's WA Lee Equity Lecture presented by the Honourable Justice Derrington on “The nature of Foundational Proprietary Interests in Tracing”. 

The WA Lee Equity Lecture is held each year in honour of foremost equity and trusts academic and author, Honorary Professor WA "Tony" Lee. This prestigious series of lectures continues a long tradition of maintaining contemporary debate on matters of equitable jurisdiction, technique, principle and doctrine both in Australia and beyond. CPD points may be available for this Lecture

The lecture will be held in the Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, George Street commencing at 5.30pm.

Tickets are free of charge but registration is essential.

Networking drinks will be served after the lecture courtesy of de Groots Will and Estate Lawyers, Estate First Lawyers and Mitchell's Solicitors.

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Justice Roger Derrington

Justice Derrington graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984 and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in 1986. He was called to the Bar in 1986. Having graduated first in his year in Law, His Honour was awarded the Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law in 1987. At that time the Menzies’ Scholarship in Law had not previously been awarded to a student from Queensland. In the period from 1987 to 1989 he read for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Laws at Worcester College, Oxford.

Upon returning to Australia his Honour took up a tutoring and lecturing position at the University of Queensland and in 1990 was the associate to the Honourable Justice Sir Gerard Brennan in the High Court of Australia.

In 1991 his Honour commenced practice at the Bar in Queensland. He took Silk in 2004. His principal areas of practice have included commercial law, equity and trusts, contractual disputes in the areas of banking, joint ventures and insurance, corporations and securities law, trade practices, insolvency, administrative law, and taxation and revenue law.

While at the Bar, his Honour was a co-convenor of the Commercial Law Sub-committee of the Queensland Bar Association, a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Association and a member of the Commercial Litigation Accreditation Committee of the Queensland Law Society. From 2009 until his appointment, his Honour was also the editor of the Queensland Law Reports as well as the editor of the Queensland Law Reporter. He was also a member of the Queensland Australian Football League (QAFL) Disciplinary Tribunal from 2013 to 2017.

His Honour has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland since 2005 where he has lectured in various courses including commercial law, insurance law, trusts, pleadings and legal practice, leadership and the law, and resources law.

His Honour was sworn in as a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia on 29 March 2017.

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