May 06
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
HKU-Temple Chambers Law Lecture “Never say Never: Equity’s Reach in the Modern Age”

HKU-Temple Chambers Law Lecture Series
Inaugural Lecture
“Never say Never: Equity’s Reach in the Modern Age”
by Lord Briggs of Westbourne


Date: 6 May 2024 (Monday)

Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

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This lecture will explore the remarkable development of equity in recent years in providing remedies to tackle both novel and age-old issues. With particular reference to recent UK Supreme Court and Privy Council case law, the lecture will discuss the functions served by equity in the modern age, and the influential role that other common law jurisdictions play in the development of equitable remedies. The lecture will also consider limitations on equity’s international reach, and the ways in which this may be addressed in future.


About the speaker


Lord Briggs practised in commercial and chancery work before being appointed to the High Court in 2006. He had been the Attorney General to the Duchy of Lancaster from 2000 until 2005. He was the judge in charge of the extensive Lehman insolvency litigation from 2009 to 2013. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. While there he carried out the Chancery Modernisation Review. In January 2016 he was appointed Deputy Head of Civil Justice and undertook the Civil Courts Structure review. He became a Justice of The Supreme Court in October 2017.

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