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Professor of the Law of England

Andrew Burrows, MA, BCL, LLM (Harvard), QC (Hon), FBA, DCL,Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple is Professor of the Law of England and a Fellow at All Souls. He is Vice-President of the Society of Legal Scholars (2014-15) and President (2015-16).

Recorder on the South-Eastern Circuit; Member of the Ogden Working Party; Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London; Chair of the Video Appeals Committee.

Formerly: Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law, St Hughs' College, 1999-2010; Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999; Professor of English Law, University College, London 1994-1999; Fellow and CUF Lecturer in Law, Lady Margaret Hall, 1986-1994; Lecturer in Law, University of Manchester 1980-1986; Visiting Professor, Bond University 1994; Research Fellow, Australian National University 1994; Judicial Studies Board; Civil Committee of the Judicial Studies Board.




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Journal Articles


A S Burrows, 'Numbers Sitting in the Supreme Court' (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 305

Lord Rodger of Earlsferry and A S Burrows, 'Peter Birks' (2013) Restitution Law Review 54


A S Burrows, 'Restitution of Mistaken Enrichments ' (2012) 92 Boston University Law Review 767

A S Burrows, 'The Relationship between Common Law and Statute in the Law of Obligations' (2012) 128 Law Quarterly Review 232


A S Burrows, 'Uncertainty about Uncertainty: Damages for Loss of a Chance ' (2008) Journal of Personal Injury Law 31


A S Burrows, 'Unravelling Proprietary Restitution: a Response to Professor Lionel Smith' (2005) Canadian Business Law Journal 424


A S Burrows, 'Some Reflections on Law Reform in England and Canada' (2004) 39 Canadian Business Law Journal 320


A S Burrows, 'Change of Position: the View from England' (2003) Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 803 [...]

An examination of the developing defence to restitution of change of position


A S Burrows, 'We do this at Common Law but that in Equity' (2002) 22(1) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 1


A S Burrows, 'No Damages for a Third Party's Loss' (2001) 1 OUCLJ 107 [...]

Analysis of Alfred McAlpine case

ISBN: 1472-9342

A S Burrows, 'Proprietary Restitution: Unmasking Unjust Enrichment' (2001) 117(Jul) Law Quarterly Review 412



A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (4th edn, Hart 2013)

A S Burrows, Judge and Jurist: essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (Andrew Burrows, David Johnston and Reinhard Zimmermann, OUP 2013)


A S Burrows, A Restatement of the English Law of Unjust Enrichment (OUP 2012)


A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (3rd edn, Hart 2011)

A S Burrows, The Law of Restitution (3rd edn, OUP 2011)


A S Burrows, J Beatson and J. Cartwright, Anson's Law of Contract (29th edn, OUP 2010)

A S Burrows, Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (20th edn, Thomson Reuters 2010)


A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (2nd edn, Hart 2009)


A S Burrows, Chitty on Contracts (30th edn, Thomson Reuters 2008)


A S Burrows, A Casebook on Contract (Hart 2007)

A S Burrows, Ewan McKendrick and James Edelman, Cases and Materials on the Law of Restitution, 2nd edition (OUP 2007)


A S Burrows, Remedies for Torts and Breach of contract (3rd edn, OUP 2004)


A S Burrows, Chitty on Contracts, plus supplement 2004 (Sweet and Maxwell 2003) [...]

Practitioners' work

ISBN: 0-421-82900-1


A S Burrows, Clerk and Lindsell on Torts: Annual Supplements 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (Sweet and Maxwell 2002) [...]

Practitioners' work

ISBN: 0-421-79580-8

A S Burrows, English Private Law: first and second supplements (OUP 2002) [...]

Supplement. My section is on Remedies.

ISBN: 0-19-924754-4

A S Burrows, Fusing Common law and Equity: Remedies, Restitution and Reform (Sweet and Maxwell, Asia 2002) [...]

Text of Hochelaga lectures given in 2001

A S Burrows, The Law of Restitution (2nd edn, Butterworths 2002) [...]

Text on the law of restitution



A S Burrows, 'Some Recurring Issues in Relation to Limitation of Actions' in Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp, Frederick Wilmot-Smith (eds), Defences in Tort (Hart 2015)

A S Burrows, 'The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law of Obligations' in Michael Tilbury and Andrew Robertson (eds), The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity (Hart 2015) (forthcoming)


A S Burrows, 'Alternatives to Legislation: Restatements and Judicial Law Reform' in Louise Gullifer and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), English and European Perspectives on Contract and Commercial Law: Essays in Honour of Hugh Beale (Hart 2014)

A S Burrows, 'Damages, Limitation' in Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (Sweet and Maxwell 2014)


A S Burrows, 'Common Law Retrospectivity' in Judge and Jurist: Essays in Memory of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (OUP 2013)

A S Burrows and C Busch, 'Contract Terms in favour of Third Parties' in Gerhard Dannemann and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), The Common European Sales Law in Context (OUP 2013)

A S Burrows, 'Is there a Defence of Good Consideration? ' in Charles Mtichell and William Swadling (eds), The Restatement Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment (Hart 2013)

A S Burrows, 'Judicial Remedies' in English Private Law (OUP 2013)


A S Burrows, 'Damages and Rights' in Rights and Private Law (Hart 2012)


A S Burrows, 'Comparing Compensatory Damages in Contract and Tort: Some Problematic Issues ' in Degeling, Edelman and Goudkamp (eds), Torts in Commercial Law (Thomson Reuters 2011)


A S Burrows, 'The Australian Law of Restitution: Has the High Court Lost its Way? ' in Bant and Harding (eds), (Cambridge University Press 2010)


A S Burrows, 'Lord Bingham and Three Continuing Remedial Controversies ' in Adenas and Fairgrieve (eds), Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law (OUP 2009)


A S Burrows, 'Are ‘Damages on the Wrotham Park Basis’ Compensatory, Restitutionary, or Neither? ' in Saidov and Cunnington (eds), Current Themes in the Law of Contract Damages (Hart 2008)

A S Burrows and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, 'Peter Birks 1941-2004 ' in Proceedings of the Biritish Academy 150, Biographcial Memoirs of Fellows VI (OUP 2008)

A S Burrows, 'The Relationship Between Unjust Enrichment and Property: Some Unresolved Issues ' in Degeling and Edelman (eds), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law (Thomson Reuters 2008)


A S Burrows, 'Construction and Rectification' in Burrows and Peel (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007)


A S Burrows, 'Absence of Basis: the New Birksian Scheme' in Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006) [...]

Essay analysing the advantages and disadvantages of Birks' new approach to the unjust question in unjust enrichment.

ISBN: 0-19-920655-4

A S Burrows, 'Chapters 29-33' in Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (19th edn) (Sweet and Maxwell 2006) [...]

Leading practitioners' work on Torts

ISBN: 0-421-88890-3

A S Burrows, 'Remedial Coherence and Punitive Damages in Equity' in S Degeling (ed), Equity in Commercial Law (Thomson 2006) [...]

Argues that punitive damages should be available for equitable wrongs.

ISBN: 0455222088


A S Burrows, 'Chapters 19-20, 28 plus annual supplements 2004, 2005, 2006' in Chitty on Contracts 29th edn ( 2004)

A S Burrows, 'The English Law of Restitution: A Ten-Year Review' in Neyers, McInnes and Pitel (eds), Understanding Unjust Enrichment ( 2004)


A S Burrows, 'Limitations on Compensation' in Andrew Burrows and Edwin Peel (eds), Commercial Remedies: Current Issues and Problems (OUP 2003) [...]

Explores various limits on contractual damages and equitable compensation

ISBN: 0-19-926465-1

Edited books


A S Burrows (ed), English Private Law (OUP 2013)


A S Burrows and others (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007) [...]

Essays from Norton Rose-Oxford colloquium

ISBN: 978-0-19-922937-6


A S Burrows and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry (co-editor) (eds), Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks (OUP 2006) [...]

Essays in memory of Peter Birks

ISBN: 0-19-920655-4


A S Burrows and others (eds), Commercial Remedies (OUP 2003) [...]

Edited papers from Norton Rose -Oxford Law Colloquium 2002

ISBN: 0-19-926465-1

Internet Publications


A S Burrows, 'Judgment Writing: an Academic Perspective' (2014) No 16/2014 Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper

A S Burrows, 'Lord Hoffmann and Remoteness in Contract' (2014) No 25/2014 Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper

Case Notes


A S Burrows, 'Good Consideration in the Law of Unjust Enrichment' (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 328


A S Burrows, 'Restitution in Respect of Mistakenly Paid Tax' (2005) 121 LQR 540

Research Projects

European Contract Law


Teaching: Commercial Law; Contract; Restitution; Tort

Research: English Private Law, Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Tort, Remedies

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Correspondence address:

All Souls College
Oxford OX1 4AL

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