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 the remedial aspects of private law, and this interest is reflected in the questions I have sought answers to during the course of my doctoral research.
Previously I obtained my LLB (2014) from the National University of Singapore as top first, where I assumed my first appointment as an inaugural Sheridan Fellow. I came to Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar, to read for the BCL (2016, dist), MPhil (2017), and now a DPhil under the co-supervision of Professors Robert Stevens and Sandy Steel. I was Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Merton college, and taught on the BCL for Commercial Remedies. I am now writing up my DPhil on Standing in Private Law.
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) (forthcoming)
T Liau, 'Abolishing the fiction of fraud in the Misrepresentation Act'  Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 464 [Case Note]
T Liau, 'Review of Paul S Davies, Accessory Liability (Hart Publishing, 2015)' (2015) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 278 [Review]
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, 'Is Criminalising Directorial Negligence a Good Idea?' (2014) 14 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 175
T Liau and R Leow, 'Resulting Trusts: a Victory for Unjust Enrichment?' (2014) 73 Cambridge Law Journal 500 [Case Note]
T Liau and R Leow, 'Unjust Enrichment and Restitution in Singapore: where now and where next?' (2013) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 331
Private Law (especially contract, unjust enrichment, personal property). Commercial law. Philosophy of Private Law.
, Commercial Remedies