LIAU Timothy

Sheridan Fellow

MPhil, BCL (Oxford), LL.B. (First Class Hons) (NUS)

Member, Centre for Legal Theory
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Office Tel: (65) 6516 3683 
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Office Address

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

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

Subjects Taught

Contract Law

Brief Biodata

Timothy is interested in private law, its foundational concepts, and their justifications. He works primarily in the philosophy of private law, in an area that people today commonly call "private law theory". Within private law, he has particular interests in the laws of contract and unjust enrichment. He is especially interested in remedies. He really enjoys thinking and writing about these issues.

Timothy read for his LLB at the National University of Singapore. Immediately upon graduating from NUS in 2014 he was appointed an inaugural Sheridan Fellow, where he lectured and taught tutorials in contract law for a year. He then arrived at Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar in 2015, where he did the BCL and Mphil.

He is 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