Dr Allison J Silink


Contact Details:
t: 02 9151 2222
f: 02 9335 3500
e: allisonsilink@level22.com.au

Allison came to the bar in 1997 prior to which she had been the associate to Sheppard J in the Federal Court of Australia (1994-1997). She has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court, New South Wales Supreme Court, and lower courts and tribunals.

She practises principally in private law, in the areas of equity and trusts, commercial and corporate law, contract, property, torts, insurance and insolvency. She specializes in advice and litigation in private law issues.

She was awarded her PhD for her thesis on the scope of the doctrine of equitable contribution in 2010. She also teaches in and coordinates the subject Equity and Trusts at the University of Technology Sydney and publishes regularly in private law.

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Recent publications include:

Silink, A, ‘Causation in Equitable Estoppel’ (2016) 43 Australian Bar Review 320

Silink A, Stewart P, ‘Tort Law Reform to Improve Access to Compensation for Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse’ (2016) 39 University of New South Wales Law Journal 109

Silink A, ‘Can Promissory Estoppel be an Independent Source of Rights’ (2015) 40 University of Western Australia Law Review 39

Silink A, ‘Estoppel in Subject to Contract Negotiations’ (2011) 5 Journal of Equity 252

Barrister: 1997

Areas of Practice:
Equity and Trusts
Commercial law
Corporations Law
Banking and Finance
Contract Law
Tort Law
Insurance Law

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