Rory is reading for the MPhil in Law.  His current research is in private law, and he also has interests in administrative law and legal history.

Rory's MPhil 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.  In English law, orthodoxy says that non-contractual subrogation is a remedy for unjust enrichment.  Rory's MPhil challenges that view.  He is co-supervised by Prof Robert Stevens and Dr Frederick Wilmot-Smith.

2018 MPhil, Balliol College, University of Oxford
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

Research Interests

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

Research projects