Biography

Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, DCL,Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is Professor of the Law of England and a Fellow at All Souls. He was President of the Society of Legal Scholars (2015-16).

Recorder on the South-Eastern Circuit; Member of the Ogden Working Party; Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London; Chair of the Video Appeals Committee.

Formerly: Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law, St Hugh's College, 1999-2010; Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999; Professor of English Law, University College, London 1994-1999; Fellow and CUF Lecturer in Law, Lady Margaret Hall, 1986-1994; Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester 1980-1986; Visiting Professor, Bond University 1994; Research Fellow, Australian National University 1994; Judicial Studies Board; Civil Committee of the Judicial Studies Board.

 

 

 

 

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  • A S Burrows, 'Challenges for Private Law in the Twenty-First Century ' in Kit Barker, Karen Fairweather, Ross Grantham (ed), Private Law in the 21st Century (Hart 2017)
  • A S Burrows, A Restatement of the English Law of Contract (OUP 2016)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-875555-5
  • A S Burrows and JH Burrows, 'A Shocking Requirement in the Law on Negligence Liability for Psychaitric Illness' (2016) Medical Law Review 278
  • A S Burrows, 'Illegality as a Defence in Contract ' in Simone Degeling, James Edelman, James Goudkamp (ed), Contract in Commercial Law (Thomson Reuters 2016)
    ISBN: 9780455237688
  • A S Burrows, 'Post-Legslative Scrutiny, Legislative Drafting and the 'Elusive Boundary' ' in Matthew Dyson, James Lee, Shona Wilson Stark (ed), Fifty Years of the Law Commissions: the Dynamics of Law Reform (Hart 2016)
    ISBN: 978-1-84946-857-2
  • A S Burrows, 'Some Recurring Issues in Relation to Limitation of Actions' in Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp, Frederick Wilmot-Smith (ed), Defences in Tort (Hart 2015)
    ISBN: 9781849465267
  • A S Burrows, 'Alternatives to Legislation: Restatements and Judicial Law Reform' in Louise Gullifer and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), English and European Perspectives on Contract and Commercial Law: Essays in Honour of Hugh Beale (Hart 2014)
    ISBN: 9781849465496
  • A S Burrows, 'Damages, Limitation' in (ed), Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (Sweet and Maxwell 2014)
    ISBN: 9780414034259
  • A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (4th edn Hart 2013)
    ISBN: 9781849464468
  • A S Burrows, 'Common Law Retrospectivity' in (ed), Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (OUP 2013)
    ISBN: 9780199677344
  • A S Burrows and C Busch, 'Contract Terms in favour of Third Parties' in Gerhard Dannemann and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), The Common European Sales Law in Context (OUP 2013)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-967890-7
  • A S Burrows (ed), English Private Law (OUP 2013)
    ISBN: 9780199661770
  • A S Burrows, 'Good Consideration in the Law of Unjust Enrichment' (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 328 [Case Note]
  • A S Burrows, 'Is there a Defence of Good Consideration? ' in Charles Mtichell and William Swadling (eds), The Restatement Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (Hart 2013)
    ISBN: 978-1-84946-408-6
  • A S Burrows, Judge and Jurist: essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (OUP 2013)
    ISBN: 9780199677344
  • A S Burrows, 'Judicial Remedies' in (ed), English Private Law (OUP 2013)
    ISBN: 9780199661770
  • A S Burrows, 'Numbers Sitting in the Supreme Court' (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 305
  • Lord Rodger of Earlsferry and A S Burrows, 'Peter Birks' (2013) Restitution Law Review 54
  • A S Burrows, A Restatement of the English Law of Unjust Enrichment (OUP 2012)
    ISBN: 9780199669899
  • A S Burrows, 'Damages and Rights' in (ed), Rights and Private Law (Hart 2012)
    ISBN: 9781849461429
  • A S Burrows, 'Restitution of Mistaken Enrichments ' (2012) 92 Boston University Law Review 767
  • A S Burrows, 'The Relationship between Common Law and Statute in the Law of Obligations' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 232
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (3rd edn Hart 2011)
  • A S Burrows, The Law of Restitution (3rd edn OUP 2011)
    ISBN: 9780199296521
  • A S Burrows, J Beatson and J. Cartwright, Anson's Law of Contract (29th edn OUP 2010)
  • A S Burrows, Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (20th edn Thomson Reuters 2010)
  • A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (2nd edn Hart 2009)
  • A S Burrows, Chitty on Contracts (30th edn Thomson Reuters 2008)
  • A S Burrows and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, 'Peter Birks 1941-2004 ' in (ed), Proceedings of the Biritish Academy 150, Biographcial Memoirs of Fellows VI (OUP 2008)
  • A S Burrows, 'The Relationship Between Unjust Enrichment and Property: Some Unresolved Issues ' in Degeling and Edelman (eds), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law (Thomson Reuters 2008)
  • A S Burrows, 'Uncertainty about Uncertainty: Damages for Loss of a Chance ' (2008) Journal of Personal Injury Law 31
    ISBN: 1352-7533
  • A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (Hart 2007)
    ISBN: 978-1-841113-713-1
  • A S Burrows, Ewan McKendrick and James Edelman, Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution, 2nd edition (OUP 2007)
    ISBN: 0-19-929651-0
  • A S Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)
    Essays from Norton Rose-Oxford colloquium
    ISBN: 978-0-19-922937-6
  • A S Burrows, 'Construction and Rectification' in Burrows and Peel (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-922937-6
  • A S Burrows, 'Absence of Basis: the New Birksian Scheme' in Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006)
    Essay analysing the advantages and disadvantages of Birks' new approach to the unjust question in unjust enrichment.
    ISBN: 0-19-920655-4
  • A S Burrows, 'Chapters 29-33' in (ed), Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (19th edn) (Sweet and Maxwell 2006)
    Leading practitioners' work on Torts
    ISBN: 0-421-88890-3
  • A S Burrows and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (co-editor) (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006)
    Essays in memory of Peter Birks
    ISBN: 0-19-920655-4
  • A S Burrows, 'Remedial Coherence and Punitive Damages in Equity' in S Degeling (ed), Equity in Commercial Law (Thomson 2006)
    Argues that punitive damages should be available for equitable wrongs.
    ISBN: 0455222088
  • A S Burrows, 'Restitution in Respect of Mistakenly Paid Tax' (2005) 121 LQR 540 [Case Note]
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • A S Burrows, 'Unravelling Proprietary Restitution: a Response to Professor Lionel Smith' (2005) Canadian Business Law Journal 424
    ISBN: 0319-3322
  • A S Burrows, 'Chapters 19-20, 28 plus annual supplements 2004, 2005, 2006' in (ed), Chitty on Contracts 29th edn (2004)
    ISBN: 0-421-84280-6
  • A S Burrows, 'Some Reflections on Law Reform in England and Canada' (2004) 39 Canadian Business Law Journal 320
  • A S Burrows, 'The English Law of Restitution: A Ten-Year Review' in Neyers, McInnes and Pitel (eds), Understanding Unjust Enrichment (2004)
    ISBN: 1-84113-423-6
  • A S Burrows, Remedies for Torts and Breach of contract (3rd edn OUP 2004)
    ISBN: 0-406-97726-7
  • A S Burrows, 'Change of Position: the View from England' (2003) Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 803
    An examination of the developing defence to restitution of change of position
  • A S Burrows, Chitty on Contracts, plus supplement 2004 (Sweet and Maxwell 2003)
    Practitioners' work
    ISBN: 0-421-82900-1
  • A S Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial Remedies (OUP 2003)
    Edited papers from Norton Rose -Oxford Law Colloquium 2002
    ISBN: 0-19-926465-1
  • A S Burrows, 'Limitations on Compensation' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial Remedies: Current Issues and Problems (OUP 2003)
    Explores various limits on contractual damages and equitable compensation
    ISBN: 0-19-926465-1
  • A S Burrows, Clerk and Lindsell on Torts: Annual Supplements 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (Sweet and Maxwell 2002)
    Practitioners' work
    ISBN: 0-421-79580-8
  • A S Burrows, English Private Law: first and second supplements (OUP 2002)
    Supplement. My section is on Remedies.
    ISBN: 0-19-924754-4
  • A S Burrows, Fusing Common law and Equity: Remedies, Restitution and Reform (Sweet and Maxwell, Asia 2002)
    Text of Hochelaga lectures given in 2001
  • A S Burrows, The Law of Restitution (2nd edn Butterworths 2002)
    Text on the law of restitution
  • A S Burrows, 'No Damages for a Third Party's Loss' (2001) 1 OUCLJ 107
    Analysis of Alfred McAlpine case
    ISBN: 1472-9342
  • A S Burrows, 'Proprietary Restitution: Unmasking Unjust Enrichment' (2001) 117(Jul) Law Quarterly Review 412
    ISBN: 0023-933X

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English Private Law, Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Tort, Remedies, Statute Law

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Contract, Tort, Commercial Law, Restitution of Unjust Enrichment

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