Rory is a non-stipendiary College Lecturer in Contract Law at Lady Margaret Hall and is reading for the DPhil in Law at Balliol College.  His current research is in private law, and he also has interests in administrative law and legal history.

Rory's DPhil is about subrogation: a legal doctrine which allows one person to pretend to be another, and rely on the latter's rights against a third party.  Rory's DPhil asks what justifies this.  In particular, orthodoxy in English law says that non-contractual subrogation is a remedy for unjust enrichment.  Rory's DPhil examines what that means, and whether it is right.  He is supervised by Prof Robert Stevens.

2018-20 DPhil, Balliol College, University of Oxford
AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship
McDougall Scholarship in Law, Balliol College

2018 MPhil in Law, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Co-supervised by Prof Robert Stevens and Dr Frederick Wilmot-Smith
Clarendon Scholarship
Gregory Kulkes Scholarship in Law, Balliol College

2017 BCL (Distinction), Wadham College, University of Oxford
Peter Carter Taught Graduate Scholarship in Law
Keeley Senior Scholarship, Wadham College

2016 BA (Starred First, graduated top of his year), Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Slaughter and May Prize for best overall performance in Part II of the Law Tripos


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  • Rory Gregson, 'When Should there be an Implied Power to Delegate?' (2017) PL 408

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Private law; law of obligations; administrative law; legal history.

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