LEOW Rachel

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, LL.M. (Cambridge); LL.B. (NUS)

  • Member, EW Barker Centre for Law & Business
  • Member, Centre for Legal Theory
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Office Tel: (65) 6516-3013 
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

Unjust Enrichment
Commercial Equity

Subjects Taught

Restitution of Unjust Enrichment
Equity & Trusts

Brief Biodata

Rachel read for her LLB at NUS before heading to Cambridge, where she completed her LL.M. and Ph.D at Downing College. During her time at Cambridge, she won the Chancellorís Medal in English Law and the Gareth Jones Prize for the Law of Restitution (with the highest mark ever recorded at that time), among other prizes. Her PhD, "Companies in Private Law: Attributing Acts and Knowledge" examined the rules of attribution of actions and knowledge to companies across contract, tort, unjust enrichment, and selected aspects of equitable liability. Rachel's research interests lie in private law, particularly the laws of unjust enrichment, trusts, agency, and commercial equity.

Representative Publications

1. "Unjust Enrichment and Restitution in Singapore - Where Now and Where Next?" [2014] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 331-360 (with Timothy Liau)

2. "Change of Position in Restitution for Wrongs - A View from Singapore" (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 18-21

3. "Resulting Trusts: A Victory for Unjust Enrichment?" (2014) 73 Cambridge Law Journal 500-503 (with Timothy Liau)

4. "Four Misconceptions about Charity Law in Singapore" [2012] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 37-54

5. "The Evolution of Charity Law in Singapore - From Pre-Independence to the 21st Century" [2012] Trust Law International 83-95

6. "Minority protection doctrines: from equity and company law to strata title" [2011] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 96-114

Publication List