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Dr Felicity Maher

UWA Law School

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UWA Law School
The University of Western Australia (M253)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3565
Dr Felicity Maher is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School where she teaches Equity & Trusts and Remedies and researches in the area of private law.
Before joining the UWA Law School in 2017 Felicity was in private practice for more than 15 years. She began her career as a solicitor at Mallesons Stephen Jaques in Perth. After study in Oxford, Felicity acted as Judicial Assistant to the Master of the Rolls, Lord Phillips, at the Court of Appeal in London. Felicity was then employed as an Assistant Parliamentary Counsel at the Parliamentary Counsel Office, London. In 2006, Felicity was called to the Bar in London and practised as a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Grays Inn. In 2012, Felicity moved to the Sydney Bar and practised from Eleven Wentworth Chambers, before returning to Perth.
Key research
Felicity researches in the area of private law, including unjust enrichment, contract, equity, commercial remedies, banking and financial services law and insolvency. Her doctoral thesis examined the unjust factor failure of basis in the law of unjust enrichment.
'Key Authorities in Banking Law' (Sweet & Maxwell, 2013) (co-authored with other members of 3 Verulam Chambers)
'Banking Law Handbook' (Butterworths, 2008,2009 and 2010) (joint consultant editor with William Blair QC)
'Securities and Financial Services Law Handbook' (Butterworths, 2010) (co-edited with Deborah Sabalot)
'Lessons from Cukurova' [2008] 3(2) Capital Markets Law Journal 126 (co-authored with Dr Joanna Benjamin)
'A New Conception of Failure of Basis' [2004] Restitution Law Review 96
'Employers' Rights Over Plant: Cosslett in the House of Lords' (2002) 19(9) Building Law Monthly 1
'Judging the Judges' (1998) 23(4) Alternative Law Journal 185 (co-authored with Senator Andrew Murray)
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
BA, LLB (W. Aust), BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon.)
NSW Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association (UK)
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (UK)
Inner Temple
Financial Services Lawyers Association (UK)
Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel
Society of Legal Scholars
Honours and awards
Commonwealth Scholarship
Fulbright Postgraduate Award
Monckton Chambers Prize (Oxford Law School)
John Norman Barker Prize (best student, 3rd year LLB), Freehill Hollingdale and Page Prize (best student, 2nd year LLB), Minter Ellison Prize (Administrative Law), Consumers and the Law Prize, Remedies Prize, Harold H. Glass Memorial Prize (Torts) (UWA Law School)
Previous positions
- 1998-2001: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Perth
- 2003: Judicial Assistant, Lord Phillips MR, Court of Appeal, London
- 2004-2006: Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Parliamentary Counsel Office, London
- 2006-2011: Barrister, 3 Verulam Buildings, London
- 2012-2015: Barrister, Eleven Wentworth Chambers, Sydney
Felicity teaches in Equity & Trusts (LAWS 5103)and is the Unit Coordinator for Remedies (LAWS 5105)
Current external positions
Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings Chambers, London
Reporter, New South Wales Law Reports
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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