I research in private law doctrine, and its philosophy. So far this has largely been in contract and unjust enrichment, but increasingly it has extended to torts. I am particularly interested in private law's remedial aspects, and this is reflected in the questions I have sought answers to during my doctoral research.
Previously I obtained my LLB (2014) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) as top first, where I assumed my first appointment as an inaugural Sheridan Fellow. I came to Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, reading for the BCL (2016, dist), then writing an MPhil (2017) and DPhil (2020) on Standing in Private Law under the co-supervision of Professors Robert Stevens and Sandy Steel. I was Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Merton college, and taught Commercial Remedies on the BCL. In August 2020 I will commence a post at the NUS Faculty of Law, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
R Leow and T Liau, 'Birksian themes and their impact in England and Singapore: three points of divergence'  Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (forthcoming)
T Liau, 'Is Criminalising Directorial Negligence a Good Idea?' (2014) 14 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 175
T Liau and R Leow, 'Unjust Enrichment and Restitution in Singapore: where now and where next?' (2013) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 331
T Liau and R Leow, 'Proprietary Restitution' in Elise Bant, Kit Barker, and Simone Degeling (eds), Unjust Enrichment and Restitution Handbook (Edward Elgar Publishing 2020)
T Liau, 'Abolishing the fiction of fraud in the Misrepresentation Act'  Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 464 [Case Note]
T Liau, 'Characterisation and Shams following Contextual Contractual Interpretation: a view from Singapore'  Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 13 [Case Note]
T Liau and R Leow, 'Resulting Trusts: a Victory for Unjust Enrichment?' (2014) 73 Cambridge Law Journal 500 [Case Note]
T Liau, 'Review of Paul S Davies, Accessory Liability (Hart Publishing, 2015)' (2015) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 278 [Review]
Private Law (especially contract, unjust enrichment, personal property). Commercial law. Philosophy of Private Law.
, Commercial Remedies
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