Professor Andrew Burrows

English law of obligations, especially the law of restitution/unjust enrichment and remedies for breach of contract and torts.

Elected 2007

2007
Law

Andrew Burrows, QC (Hon), FBA. DCL, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is Professor of the Law of England in the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Between 1994 and 1999, he was Law Commissioner for England and Wales. He is a Recorder and is authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge. He has a part-time practice at the English Bar through his membership of Fountain Court Chambers, London. He has written many books and articles, especially on contract, tort and unjust enrichment. In recent years, he has principally been working on novel projects to produce Restatements of areas of English law. These have involved working with advisory groups of academics, judges and practitioners to formulate statute-like provisions which attempt to capture the best interpretation of the law. The essential aim is to enhance our understanding of the common law and to make it more accessible. Two Restatements, with supporting commentary, have so far been published both by Oxford University Press. They are A Restatement of the English Law of Unjust Enrichment (2012) and A Restatement of the English Law of Contract (2016).

Current post

Professor of the Law of England, University of Oxford

Past appointments

University of Oxford Professor of the Law of England

Oct 2011 -

University of Oxford Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law

Jan 1999 - Sep 2011

Law Commission Law Commissioner for England and Wales

Jan 1994 - Jan 1999

Lady Margaret Hall University of Oxford Fellow and Lecturer in Law

Jan 1986 - Jan 1994

University of Manchester Lecturer in Law

Jan 1981 - Jan 1986

University of Manchester

Jan 1981 - Jan 1986

Publications

A Restatement of the English Law of Unjust Enrichment 2012

A Restatement of the English Law of Contract 2016

'The Relationship Between Common Law and Statute in the Law of Obligations' 128 Law Quarterly Review 2012

Remedies for Torts and Breach of Contract 2004, 3rd edition

The Law of Restitution 2011, 3rd edition

Understanding the Law of Obligations 1998

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