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Email

jao21@cam.ac.uk
MA (Cantab), Ph.D
University Senior Lecturer

Interests

Contract and Tort, particularly remedies and professional negligence.

CV / Biography

1994 - Present: Fellow and Vice-Master of Selwyn College, and University Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law; 2005 winner of Pilkington Teaching Prize for Excellence in University Teaching; 1989 - 1994: Solicitor, Slaughter and May

Publications

 

Books

The Law of Contract (OUP, 2018) 8th Edition

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN:
0198807821
ISBN 13:
978-0198807827
Published Apr 2018

Hepple and Matthews, Tort: Cases and Materials (with David Howarth) (eds) (Hart, 2015) 7th Edition

Co-Author/s:
David Howarth
Publisher:
Hart
ISBN:
184946555X
ISBN 13:
978-1849465557
Published Nov 2015

What about Law? The Right Reasons for Studying Law at University (with Catherine Barnard and Graham Virgo) (Hart Publishing, 2011) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Catherine Barnard and Graham Virgo
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN 13:
9781849460859
Published Mar 2011

Restitution: Past, Present and Future : Essays in Honour of Gareth Jones (with William Cornish, Richard Nolan and Graham Virgo (eds)) (eds) (Hart Publishing, 1998)

Co-Author/s:
William Cornish, Richard Nolan and Graham Virgo (eds)
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
1901362426
ISBN 13:
9781901362428
Published Jul 1998

Articles

"Party-agreed formalities for contractual variation - a rock of sense in the Supreme Court" (2019) 135 LQR 1

Citation:
(2019) 135 LQR 1
Published: Jan 2019

"Unconsidered Modifications" (2017) 133 LQR 191

Citation:
(2017) 133 LQR 191
Published: Apr 2017

"The meaning of 'damage' in pure financial loss cases: contract and tort collide" (2012) Journal of Professional Negligence 248-265

Citation:
(2012) Journal of Professional Negligence 248-265
Published: Oct 2012

"Intentional economic torts, commercial transactions and professional liability" (2008) 24 Journal of Professional Negligence, 164

Citation:
(2008) 24 Journal of Professional Negligence, 164
Published: Dec 2008

"Suing in tort where no contract claim will lie - a bird's eye view" (2007) 23 Professional Negligence, 165

Citation:
(2007) 23 Professional Negligence, 165
Published: Oct 2007

"Professional liability to third parties for inter vivos transactions" Professional Negligence (2005) Vol 21.3 142

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2005) Vol 21.3 142
Published: Oct 2005

"Limitation, latent damage and solicitors' negligence" Professional Negligence (2004) Vol 20.4 218

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2004) Vol 20.4 218
Published: Dec 2004

"Solicitors, executors and beneficiaries: Who can sue and who can be sued?" Professional Negligence (2003) Vol 19.4 507

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2003) Vol 19.4 507
Published: Dec 2003

"Causation and non-disclosure on medical risks - reflections on Chester v Afshar" Professional Negligence (2003) 19.2, pp 370

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2003) 19.2, pp 370
Published: Jul 2003

"Acts, Omissions and Negligent Professionals: Confusion over Counterfactuals" Professional Negligence (2001) Vol 17.4

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2001) Vol 17.4
Published: Nov 2001

"Intentional Acts, Breaches of Duty and the Limitation Act - A Warning for Negligent Professionals" Professional Negligence (2000) Vol 16.4 pp 241 - 251

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2000) Vol 16.4 pp 241 - 251
Published: Dec 2000

"Rescission as a Self-Help Remedy: A Critical Analysis" [2000] 59 C.L.J. pp 509 - 543

Citation:
[2000] 59 C.L.J. pp 509 - 543
Published: Nov 2000

"Lawyers, Conflicts of Interest and Chinese Walls" Professional Negligence (2000) Vol 16.2 pp 88 - 102

Citation:
Professional Negligence (2000) Vol 16.2 pp 88 - 102
Published: May 2000

"Liability for the Fear of the Onset of Future Medical Conditions" Professional Negligence (1999) Vol. 15.2 pp 96 - 110

Citation:
Professional Negligence (1999) Vol. 15.2 pp 96 - 110
Published: Jun 1999

"Negligence Liability of Auditors to Third Parties and the Role of Assumption of Responsibility" Professional Negligence (1998) Vol. 14.4 pp195 - 209

Citation:
Professional Negligence (1998) Vol. 14.4 pp195 - 209
Published: Dec 1998

"In Defence of Foakes v. Beer" [1996] C.L.J. pp 219 - 228

Citation:
[1996] C.L.J. pp 219 - 228
Published: Jul 1996

Book Chapters

"Illegality and contractual enforcement after Patel v Mirza" in Sarah Green and Alan Bogg (ed(s)), Illegality after Patel v Mirza (Hart Publishing, 2018), pp. 165-186

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
165-186
ISBN 13:
9781509912773
Published May 2018

"Repudiation: keeping the contract alive" (with N/A) in Graham Virgo & Sarah Worthington (ed(s)), Commercial Remedies: Resolving Controversies (CUP, 2017)

"Contributory Negligence and Strict Contractual Obligations Revisited" (with N/A) in Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp & Frederick Wilmot-Smith (ed(s)), Defences in Contract (Hart, 2017)

Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
978-1849467230
Published Feb 2017

"Reflections on the role of restitutionary damages to protect contractual expectations" in David Johnston and Reinhard Zimmermann (ed(s)), Unjustified Enrichment (CUP, 2002), pp. 327-340

Publisher:
CUP
Pages:
327-340
ISBN 13:
978-0521808200
Published Jan 2002

"Loss and gain at greater depth - the implications of the Ruxley decision" (with N/A), Failure of Contracts: Contract, Restitutionary and Proprietary Consequences (Hart, 1997)

Publisher:
Hart
ISBN 13:
978-1901362046
Published Jul 1997