Dyson Heydon, ‘Modern fiduciary liability: the sick man of equity?’

Some think that fiduciary liability has shrunk, is shrinking and should be shrunk further. In particular, it has been said that traditional equitable duties of skill and care are not fiduciary, and, indeed, are not even equitable. It has also been said that no positive duty can be fiduciary. The article contends that these trends conflict with established authority, are unsound in principle, and have undesirable effects in practice.

Dyson Heydon, Modern fiduciary liability: the sick man of equity?, Trusts & Trustees (2014) 20(10): 1006-1022, doi: 10.1093/tandt/ttu148.

First posted 2014-12-02 11:32:21

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