Dr Jessica   Hudson

Dr Jessica Hudson is an Associate Professor and researches and teaches in multiple areas of private law, including equity, trusts, remedies and unjust enrichment, as well as corporations and financial services law. Prior to lecturing, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons, and worked as a Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Oxford (BCL, Distinction) and UNSW (PhD, BA, LLB, First Class Honours).

Visiting Appointments

April/May 2015, visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.

March 2018, visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law.


Book Chapters

Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2023, 'Justificanda', in Degeling S; Hudson J; Samet I (ed.), Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Express Trusts, Oxford University Press

Hudson J, 2023, 'Justifying Equity's Control of Power: Fiduciary Status and Beyond', in Miller P; Oberdiek J (ed.), Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, Volume II

Hudson J, 2023, 'Equity's Gloss on Authority', in McFarlane B; Elliott S (ed.), Equity Today: 150 Years After the Judicature Reforms, Hart Publishing

Hudson J, 2022, 'The Dynamics of Equitable Estoppels', in McDonald B; Chen B; Gordon J (ed.), Dynamic and Principled: The Influence of Sir Anthony Mason, Federation Press

Hudson J, 2021, 'Mere and Other Discretionary Objects in Australia', in Liew Y; Harding M (ed.), Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context, Hart Publishing, pp. 19 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509934829.ch-002

Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2020, 'Legal Consequences of the Flawed Exercise of Pension Scheme Powers', in Mitchell C; Agnew S; Davies P (ed.), Pensions: Law, Policy and Practice, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/uk/pensions-9781509922703/

Hudson JR, 2017, 'Equitable Compensation for Equitable Estoppels', in Degeling S; Varuhas J (ed.), Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit, Hart Publishing, pp. 217 - 237

Edited Books

Hudson J; Degeling S; Samet I, (eds.), 2023, Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Express Trusts, Oxford University Press


Hudson J; Micthell C; McFarlane B, 2022, Hayton, McFarlane and Mitchell: On Equity and Trusts, Sweet & Maxwell, https://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Product/Academic-Law/Hayton-McFarlane-and-Mitchell-Text-Cases-and-Materials-on-Equity-and-Trusts/Paperback-and-eBook-ProView/43033560

Journal articles

Hudson J; Mitchell C, 2021, 'Trustee Recoupment: A Power Analysis', Trust Law International, vol. 35, pp. 3 - 26

Hudson J, 2019, 'One Thicket in Fraud on a Power', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 39, pp. 577 - 602, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ojls/gqz017

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

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

Hudson JR, 2017, 'Equitable Ownership and Restitution of Misapplied Trust Property'', Journal of Equity, vol. 11, pp. 245 - 270

Hudson JR, 2017, 'Who is Equity’s Darling? Recipient Trustees as Bona Fide Purchasers', The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, vol. 2017, pp. 195 - 211

Hudson JR, 2016, 'Certainty in Equitable Estoppels: Questions of Taxonomy, Unification and Coherence', Journal of Equity, vol. 10, pp. 137 - 153

Hudson JR, 2015, 'The True Purpose of Estoppel by Representation', Journal of Contract Law, vol. 32, pp. 275 - 292

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

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

Hudson JR, 2014, 'Estoppel by representation as a defence to unjust enrichment – the vine has not withered yet', Restitution Law Review, vol. 22, pp. 19 - 34