• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

Prior to commencing at Bond, I taught in the Faculty of Law at the Australian University in Canberra from 2000-2007, as well as James Cook University. I am  a law graduate of the University of Queensland, where I graduated with First Class honours and a University Medal. I obtained my Doctorate from the ANU.

I am interested in most facets of private law, encompassing the core subject areas of Torts, Contracts and Equity and Trusts, as well as Remedies and Restitution.

My Doctoral thesis was on Restitution and unjust enrichment theory. The focus of previous research includes Torts law, with a particular interest in personal injuries in the course of recreational activities. This was also the focus of an ARC-Linkage funded inter-disciplinary project co-funded by Fitness Australia, of which I was one of 5 Chief Investigators. I am current editor of the Torts Law Journal.

My current research focus is on the liability of accessories in private law, which research is taking the form of a co-authored book, due to be published next year. There is at present no scholarly work that looks at this topic across all areas of private law.

Statement for HDR students

PhD students with an interest in any areas of private law are welcome.

I have previously supervised, to completion, a thesis considering safety in the fitness industry, and the legal consequences of inadequate risk management strategies.

I am on the panel of supervisors for a thesis on the enforcement of agreements outside contract, with a particular focus on estoppel in equity.

I am interested in most facets of private law, and am interested both in specific topics within those areas, as well as our broader understanding of private law as a whole.

My current research focus is on the liability of accessories in private law, which considers all aspects of the topic at common law, in equity and in statute.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, Australian National University

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Research Output 1998 2019

Accessories, Joint or Independent Liability and Apportionment

Dietrich, J., 2019, Apportionment in Private Law. Barker, K. & Grantham, R. (eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing, p. 111-137 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

private law
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Challenging Conceptions of Accessory Liability in Private Law

Ridge, P. & Dietrich, J., Jul 2019, In : Cambridge Law Journal. 78, 2, p. 383-408 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
private law

Statutory Interpretation and Private Law Obligations

Dietrich, J., May 2019, Statutory Interpretation in Private Law. Vines, P. & Donald, M. S. (eds.). Sydney: Federation Press, p. 58-76 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

private law
source of law

Emergency preparedness in fitness facilities: bridging the gap between policy and practice

Sekendiz, B., Norton, K., Keyzer, P., Dietrich, J., Coyle, I., Gray, S. E. & Finch, C. F., 12 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management. 8, 1, p. 71-85 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

government agency
health policy

Consumer protection, recreational activities and personal injury compensation: Inconsistency in need of reform

Dietrich, J., 22 Sep 2017, New Directions For Law in Australia: Essays in Contemporary Law Reform. Levy, R., O'Brien, M., Rice, S., Ridge, P. & Thornton, M. (eds.). Canberra : Australian National University, p. 291-299 9 p. 26

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

consumer protection
recreational activity

Activities 2011 2019

  • 1 Editorial Board Member
  • 1 Mentorship


Joachim Dietrich (Mentor), Kylie Fletcher (Mentee)
2019 → …

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesMentorshipMentor

Torts Law Journal (Journal)

Joachim Dietrich (Editor in chief)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial Board Member

Student theses

An investigation of risk management practices in the health and fitness facilities in Queensland: Minimising the likelihood of legal liability

Author: Sekendiz, B., 11 Feb 2012

Supervisor: Quick, S. (Supervisor) & Dietrich, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis