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The Court of Chancery in the 19th Century: A Paradox of Decline and Expansion


Fiona Burns


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law


University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 198-219, 2001
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/45

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This article considers the traditional argument that the Court of Chancery declined in the 19th century. It is argued that while the Court was beset by procedural problems, some of the most important and long-lasting doctrinal contributions to equity and the law generally occurred in the 19th century Court of Chancery. Areas which are discussed include: fraud and breach of confidence; fiduciary obligations; passing off; and restrictive covenants.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: Chancery, equity, passing off, restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, fiduciary obligations

JEL Classification: K10, K40

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Date posted: July 23, 2007  

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Burns, Fiona, The Court of Chancery in the 19th Century: A Paradox of Decline and Expansion. ; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 07/45. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1002245

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Fiona Burns (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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