Speeches/Articles by Justice Edelman


Foreword to Janina Boughey and Lisa Burton Crawford (eds), Interpreting Executive Power (The Federation Press, 20 January 2020). - (PDF)

The Interpretation of Written Contracts, Mr Justice Russell Brown Law Lecture Series, January 9, 2020 , University of Alberta (Published in C Mitchell and S Watterson (eds), The World of Maritime and Commercial Law: Essays in Honour of Francis Rose (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2020)). - (PDF)

Foreword to Bant, Barker and Degeling (eds), Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution, (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) - (PDF)


The future of the Australian business corporation: a legal perspective, Supreme Court of New South Wales Corporate and Commercial Law Conference, 29 October 2019 - (PDF)

Foreword to Nicholas A Tiverios, Contractual Penalties in Australia and the United Kingdom - History, Theory and Practice (The Federation Press, 3 September 2019).  -  (PDF)

The evolution of bankruptcy and insolvency laws and the case of the deed of company arrangement, 2019 Oxford Law and Finance Distinguished Speaker Series, University of Oxford, 14 January 2019 - (Published in Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly). - (PDF)

Foreword to Issue 42(3) of the University of New South Wales Law Journal entitled ‘Conceptions of Ownership’- (Published in the University of New South Wales Law Journal, [2019] UNSWLawJl 28; (2019) 42(3) UNSW Law Journal 785). - (PDF)


Constitutional Interpretation, 2018 Winterton Lecture, University of Western Australia, 26 March 2018 - (To be published in University of Western Australia Law Review) - (PDF)


Hadley v Baxendale, 2017 FW Guest Memorial Lecture, University of Otago, 1 November 2017 - (To be published in University of Otago Law Review) - (PDF)

The Equity of the Statute, Philosophical Foundations of Equity Law, King's College London, 29-30 June 2017 - (To be published in Klimchuk, Samet, and Smith (EDS), Philosophical Foundationsof The Law of Equity (Oxford, OUP)) - (PDF)


Chief Justice French, Judicial Power and Chapter III of the Commonwealth Constitution, WA Bar Association Colloquium to honour the retirement of French CJ, 24 November 2016 (Published in H Jackson (ed), Essays in Honour of Chief Justice French (The Federation Press, 2019)) (PDF)

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30 MAY 2008


The Honourable Justice Kiefel

High Court of Australia