Biography

Simon Gardner took a BA in law and a BCL at Oxford, then worked for a year as a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, before moving to a fellowship at Lincoln College and joining the Oxford law faculty. He has also undertaken other roles within Lincoln College (including Sub-Rector, Dean, and Tutor for Admissions) and the Oxford law faculty (including Chair of the Faculty Board, and Director of Graduate Studies responsible for the BCL and MJur programmes). He works principally in the fields of property law and criminal law, normally giving tutorials (for which he has received a Teaching Excellence Award) in Land Law, Trusts, and Criminal Law, and lectures in Land Law and Trusts. He is currently convenor of the faculty's Land Law and Trusts groups. He is an academic member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Publications

Recent additions

  • S Gardner, 'Persistent Rights Appraised' in N Hopkins (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law, Vol 7 (Hart Publishing 2013) (forthcoming)
    ISBN: 9781849463218
  • S Gardner and K Davidson, 'The Supreme Court on Family Homes - Jones v Kernott' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 178 [Case Note]
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • S Gardner and E MacKenzie, An Introduction to Land Law (3rd edn 2012)
    ISBN: 978-1-84946-236-5

Chapter (3)

S Gardner, 'Persistent Rights Appraised' in N Hopkins (ed), Modern Studies in Property Law, Vol 7 (Hart Publishing 2013) (forthcoming)
ISBN: 9781849463218
S Gardner, 'Reliance-Based Constructive Trusts' in C Mitchell (ed), Constructive and Resulting Trusts (Hart Publishing 2009)
Cited in Crossco No 4 Unlimited v Jolan Ltd [2012] 2 All ER 754n, [82], [94] (Etherton LJ)
ISBN: 9781841139272
S Gardner, 'The Element of Discretion' in P B H Birks (ed), Frontiers of Liability, vol 2 (Oxford University Press 1994)

Book (6)

S Gardner and E MacKenzie, An Introduction to Land Law (3rd edn 2012)
ISBN: 978-1-84946-236-5
S Gardner, An Introduction to the Law of Trusts, 3rd edition (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Law Series 2011)
Cited in Independent Trustee Services Ltd v G P Noble Trustees Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 195, [82] (Lloyd LJ)
ISBN: 978-0-19-954575-9
S Gardner, An Introduction to Land Law, 2nd edition (Hart Publishing 2009)
Cited in Thorner v Major [2009] UKHL 18, [2009] 1 WLR 776, [29] (Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe); Jones v Kernott [2011] 3 WLR 1121, [21] (Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe and Baroness Hale of Richmond)
S Gardner, An Introduction to Land Law (Hart Publishing 2007)
ISBN: 978-1841135243
S Gardner, An Introduction to the Law of Trusts, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Law Series 2003)
ISBN: 978-0-19-926134-5
S Gardner, An Introduction to the Law of Trusts (Oxford University Press, Clarendon Law Series 1990)

Case Note (22)

S Gardner and K Davidson, 'The Supreme Court on Family Homes - Jones v Kernott' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 178 [Case Note]
ISBN: 0023-933X
S Gardner and Katharine Davidson, 'The Future of Stack v Dowden - Jones v Kernott [2010] 3 All ER 423' (2011) 127 Law Quarterly Review 13 [Case Note]
Cited in Jones v Kernott [2011] 3 WLR 1121, [16], [21], [24] (Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe and Baroness Hale of Richmond)
S Gardner, 'Moment of Truth for Knowing Receipt? - Charter Plc v City Index Ltd [2008] Ch 313' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 20 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Quantum in Gissing v. Gissing constructive trusts - Oxley v Hiscock [2005] Fam 211' (2004) 120 Law Quarterly Review 541 [Case Note]
Casenote on CA decision in Oxley v Hiscock, which opens a new chapter in the law on 'family home' constructive trusts (and also says something about proprietary estoppel).
ISBN: 0023-933X
S Gardner, 'Wives? Guarantees of their Husbands? Debts - Garcia v National Australia Bank Ltd (1998) 72 ALJR 1243' (1999) 115 Law Quarterly Review 1 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Joint Enterprise - R v Powell; R v English [1991] 1 AC 1' (1998) 114 Law Quarterly Review 202 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Stalking - R v Ireland; R v Burstow [1998] AC 147' (1998) 114 Law Quarterly Review 33 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Fin de Siècle chez Gissing v. Gissing - Midland Bank Plc v Cooke [1995] 4 All ER 562' (1996) 112 Law Quarterly Review 378 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Criminal Defences by Judicial Discretion - R v Kingston [1995] 2 AC 355' (1995) 111 Law Quarterly Review 177 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Manslaughter by Gross Negligence - R v Adomako [1995] 1 AC 171' (1995) 111 Law Quarterly Review 22 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Uncontrollable Intention in Criminal Law - R v Kingston [1994] QB 81' (1994) 110 Law Quarterly Review 8 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Appropriation in Theft: the Last Word? - R v Gomez [1993] AC 442' (1993) 109 Law Quarterly Review 194 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Recklessness Refined - R v Reid [1992] 1 WLR 793' (1993) 109 Law Quarterly Review 21 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Causation in Homicide - R v Cheshire [1991] 1 WLR 844' (1992) 108 Law Quarterly Review 24 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Duress in the House of Lords - R v Gotts [1992] 2 AC 412' (1992) 108 Law Quarterly Review 349 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'A Woman's Work... - Lloyds Bank Plc v Rosset [1991] 1 AC 107' (1991) 54 Modern Law Review 126 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Duress in Attempted Murder - R v Gotts [1001] 1 QB 660' (1991) 107 Law Quarterly Review 389 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Fiduciary Powers in Toytown - Mettoy Pension Trustees Ltd v Evans [1990] 1 WLR 1587' (1991) 107 Law Quarterly Review 214 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'Necessity's Newest Inventions - R v Conway [1989] QB 290; R v Martin [1989] 1 All ER 652; Re F (Mental Patient: Sterilization) [1990] 2 AC 1' (1991) 11 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 125 [Case Note]
Cited in Re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment) (No 1) [2001] Fam 147, 230 (Lord Justice Brooke)
S Gardner, 'Is Theft a Rip-Off? - Dobson v General Accident Fire and Life Assurance Plc [1990] QB 274' (1990) 10 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 441 [Case Note]
S Gardner, '"Bleak House" Latest - Law Lords Dispel Fog? - City of London Building Society v Flegg [1988] AC 54 ' (1988) 51 Modern Law Review 365 [Case Note]
S Gardner, 'A Confused Wife's Equity - E & R Distributors v Atlas Drywall (1980) 118 DLR (3d) 339' (1982) 2 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 130 [Case Note]

Journal Article (19)

S Gardner, 'Family Property Today' (2008) 124 Law Quarterly Review 422
ISBN: 0023-933X
S Gardner, 'Proprietary Restitution: A Coda to Chapter 8 of Birks? Unjust Enrichment' (2008) Restitution Law Review 107
S Gardner, 'The Remedial Discretion in Proprietary Estoppel - Again' (2006) 122 Law Quarterly Review 492
Cited in Powell v Benney [2007] EWCA Civ 1238, [20]-[21] (Lord Justice Peter Gibson)
ISBN: 0023-933X
S Gardner, 'Direct Action and the Defence of Necessity' [2005] May Criminal Law Review 371
ISBN: 0011 135X
S Gardner, 'The Remedial Discretion in Proprietary Estoppel' (1999) 115 Law Quarterly Review 438
Cited in (i) Jennings v Rice [2002] EWCA Civ 159, [45] (Lord Justice Robert Walker); (ii) Cobbe v Yeoman?s Row Management Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 1139, [2006] 1 WLR 2964, [3], [78] (Lord Justice Mummery), [121] (Lord Justice Dyson)
S Gardner, 'A Detail in the Construction of Gifts to Unincorporated Associations' (1998) The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 8
S Gardner, 'Property and Theft' [1998] Criminal Law Review 35
Cited in (i) R v Hinks [2000] 1 Cr App R 1, 10 (Lord Justice Rose); (ii) R v Hinks [2001] 2 AC 241, [4] (Lord Steyn)
S Gardner, 'Appreciating Olugboja' (1996) 16 Legal Studies 275
S Gardner, 'Knowing Assistance and Knowing Receipt: Taking Stock' (1996) 112 Law Quarterly Review 56
S Gardner, 'Two Maxims of Equity' (1995) Cambridge Law Journal 60
S Gardner, 'The Importance of Majewski' (1994) 14 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 279
S Gardner, 'Rethinking Family Property' (1993) 109 Law Quarterly Review 263
Cited in Van Laethem v Brooker [2005] EWHC 1478 (Ch), [67] (Mr Justice Lawrence Collins)
S Gardner, 'New Angles on Unincorporated Associations' (1992) The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 41
S Gardner, 'Trashing with Trollope: A Deconstruction of the Postal Rules in Contract' (1992) 12 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 170
S Gardner, 'Reckless and Inconsiderate Rape' [1991] Criminal Law Review 172
S Gardner, 'The Codification of the Criminal Law? (with Gráinne de Búrca)' (1990) 10 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 559
S Gardner, 'Equity, Estate Contracts and the Judicature Acts: Walsh v Lonsdale Revisited' (1987) 7 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 60
S Gardner, 'Instrumentalism and Necessity' (1986) 6 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 431
S Gardner, 'The Proprietary Effect of Contractual Obligations under Tulk v Moxhay and De Mattos v Gibson' (1982) 98 Law Quarterly Review 279

Review (2)

S Gardner, 'Reiterating the Criminal Code - Reviewing Law Commission Consultation Paper No 122, Legislating the Criminal Code - Offences Against the Person and General Principles (1992)' (1992) 55 Modern Law Review 839 [Review]
S Gardner, 'Trusts for Sale: The Age of Consent? - Reviewing Law Commission Working Paper No 106, Trusts of Land: Overreaching (1988)' (1988) 104 Law Quarterly Review 367 [Review]

Research Interests

Real Property, Trusts, Criminal Law

Options taught

Land Law, Trusts, Criminal Law (Mods)

Research projects