Recorded Webinar: Equitable Estoppel and Unconscionability in Property Matters


15th February 2019

Duration:  approx. 1 hour

Recent case law developments have highlighted developments in equitable proprietary estoppel. This session examines its use as either a sword or shield and includes:

  • Equitable relief proprietary estoppel – revisiting Walton Stores v Maher

  • The relationship between equitable estoppel and unconscionability

  • Where equitable estoppel may apply:

    • property arrangements with friends and family

    • deceased estates

    • property settlements between couples

  • The importance of formalizing property arrangements in writing

  • Rights in equity where a contract does not exist

  • Does an illegal purpose preclude equitable relief?

  • The operation of statutory schemes and equitable relief

  • Case update:

    • Doueihi v Construction Tech. Australia Pty Ltd (2016) NSWCA 105

    • Huang v Zheng: Zheng v Huang [2017] NSWSC 471

Our presenter

Sue Campbell, Special Counsel, Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers, Melbourne

With 18 years experience at LSL, Sue’s combination of unflappable patience and a mathematical approach to providing logical solutions to complex issues makes her keenly sought after by clients and colleagues alike.

Her depth of experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements spans many sectors and industries and is pivotal within the firm. In addition to acting in relation to mergers and acquisitions and other commercial transactions, Sue also advises clients on a number of legal and commercial issues arising out of legislation including the Corporations Act, Australian Consumer Law and the Personal Property Securities Act.

Prior to practicing law, Sue worked with the Commonwealth government in operational and administrative roles with the Australian Customs Service, the Department of Social Security and the Commonwealth Ombudsman's Office. In these areas Sue has gained an excellent insight into the operations of government departments and dealing with the competing expectations of various stakeholders.

Talitha Thomas, Solicitor, Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers, Melbourne

In her fifth year of legal practice, Talitha is a conscientious commercial litigator at Logie-Smith Lanyon. With a strong commercial background, she takes pride in her ability to deliver astute and innovative solutions to a variety of corporate clients.

Capabilities:  Contractual and commercial disputes; Corporations law; Property and leasing disputes; Default under finance agreements; Shareholder and corporations disputes; Personal and corporate insolvency matters.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in property law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBNFEB19
 Price:  $264.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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