Dr Jessica Hudson is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law where she 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.

Areas of expertise

Equity, Trusts, The Law of Unjust Enrichment, Restitution, Remedies, Commercial and Corporations Law, Financial Services Law, Private Law Theory and Medieval Legal History.


Book Chapters

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

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

Journal articles

Hudson J, 2019, 'One Thicket in Fraud on a Power', Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 39, pp. 577 - 602

Hudson J; Degeling S, 2019, 'Credit Advisers, Consumer Credit and Equitable Fiduciary Obligations', Federal Law Review, vol. 47, pp. 64 - 90

Degeling S; Hudson JR, 2018, 'Financial Robots as Instruments of Fiduciary Loyalty', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 40 (;dn=506399650890822;res=IELAPA), pp. 63 - 92,

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

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,

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

Degeling SE; Hudson J, 2014, 'Fiduciary Obligations, Financial Advisers and FOFA', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol. 32, pp. 527 - 539,

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