University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 21, pp. 198-219, 2001
23 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2007
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.
Keywords: Chancery, equity, passing off, restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, fiduciary obligations
JEL Classification: K10, K40
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1002245