Teresa Somes



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Teresa first joined Macquarie Law School in January 2017. She had previously taught in Universities in both Australia and the UK. She is currently undertaking her PhD through the University of South Australia, examining the legal position of the older person in an asset for care arrangement. The thesis highlights the limitations of the present law and puts forward proposals for reform. 

Teresa has presented her research at conferences in Australia and New Zealand.  Her work has been cited in the recent ALRC report into elder abuse.

Teresa convenes and teaches undergraduate and JD Equity and Trusts, JD Property law and delivers lectures in equitable remedies.

Research interests

  • Equity and Trusts
  • Property Law
  • Remedies
  • Elder Law
  • Vulnerable People and the Law


  • Laws 809 Property
  • Laws 216 Property
  • Laws 217 Equity and Trusts
  • Laws 555 Remedies

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning , Postgraduate Certificate , Buckinghamshire New University

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Legal Practice , Graduate Diploma , College of Law, NSW

Award Date: 1 Dec 1992

Law, Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University

Award Date: 2 Apr 1991

Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University

Award Date: 3 Apr 1989


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