LIAU Timothy

Sheridan Fellow

BCL (Dist) (Oxford), LL.B. (First) (NUS)

Member, Centre for Legal Theory
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516 3683 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Restitution for Unjust Enrichment
Contract Law
Commercial Law
Personal Property and Trusts
Private Law Theory

Subjects Taught

Contract Law

Brief Biodata

Iím primarily a private and commercial lawyer with a philosophical bent. Iím especially interested in phenomena conventionally classified as "remedies".

I joined NUS as Sheridan Fellow in July 2014, where I graduated as top student and Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medallist. At Oxford I was a Clarendon Scholar.

I am currently on study leave.

Representative Publications

1. 'Abolishing the fiction of fraud in the Misrepresentation Act' [2015] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, 464

2. Review of Paul S Davies, Accessory Liability (Hart Publishing, 2015). [2015]Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 278

3. 'Resulting Trusts: a Victory for Unjust Enrichment?' (2014) 73(3) Cambridge Law Journal 500 (with Rachel Leow)

4. 'Characterisation and Shams following Contextual Contractual Interpretation: a view from Singapore' [2014] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 13

5. 'Is Criminalising Directorial Negligence a Good Idea?' (2014) 14(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 175

6. 'Unjust Enrichment and Restitution in Singapore: where now and where next?' [2013] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 331 (with Rachel Leow)

Publication List