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Room: Girton College, B2

Tel: 01223 337022

MA, PhD (Cantab); Barrister (Inner Temple)
University Senior Lecturer in Private Law


Legal History, Tort Law, Contract Law, Roman Law, Comparative Law

CV / Biography

Stelios Tofaris is a Fellow in Law at Girton College, Cambridge, and a University Senior Lecturer in Private Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. He read law (BA, PhD) at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. In 2018, he was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Excellence in University Teaching. Since 2019, he is the Book Review Editor of the Cambridge Law Journal.




Hepple and Matthews' Tort Law: Cases and Materials (with David Howarth, Martin Matthews, Jonathan Morgan, Janet O'Sullivan) (Hart, 2015) 7th Edition

David Howarth, Martin Matthews, Jonathan Morgan, Janet O'Sullivan
ISBN 13:
Published Oct 2015


"Commercial Construction of Exemption Clauses" [2019] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 270

[2019] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 270
Published: May 2019

"The Negligence Liability of Local Authorities for Failure to Protect Children from Abuse: Where to Draw the Line?" (2018) 34 Professional Negligence 190

(2018) 34 Professional Negligence 190
Published: Dec 2018

"Negligence Liability for Omissions and the Police" [2016] 75 Cambridge Law Journal 128

Sandy Steel
[2016] 75 Cambridge Law Journal 128
Published: Mar 2016

"Trust Law Goes East: The Transplantation of Trust Law in India and Beyond" (2015) 36 Journal of Legal History 299

(2015) 36 Journal of Legal History 299
Published: Dec 2015

Book Chapters

"The Transplantation of Trusts Law in India" in YK Liew and M Harding (ed(s)), Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Theory and Practice in Context (Hart , 2021), pp. 123-141

Published Mar 2021

"The Regulation of Unfair Terms in Indian Contract Law: Past, Present and Future" in M Chen-Wishart and S Vogenauer (ed(s)), Studies in the Contract Laws of Asia III: Contents of Contracts and Unfair Terms (Oxford University Press, 2020), pp. 111-134

Oxford University Press
Published Nov 2020

Case Notes

Duty of Care in Negligence: A Return to Orthodoxy? [2018] 77 CLJ 454

Published: Nov 2018

Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty for Child Abuse in Foster Care: A Step Too Far? (2016) 79 Modern Law Review 884-900

Published: Sep 2016

Rylands v Fletcher Restricted Further [2013] 72 CLJ 11

Published: Apr 2013

Negligence liability of public bodies: Locating the interface between public and private law [2011] 70 CLJ 294

Published: Jul 2011

Who pays for the sub-contractor's negligence? Vicarious liability and liability for "extra-hazardous" activities re-examined [2010] 69 CLJ 13

Published: Mar 2010

Damages for sewage smells in nuisance and under the Human Rights Act 1998 [2009] 68 CLJ 273

Published: Mar 2010

Ironing out the law of limitation for tort actions [2008] 67 CLJ 463

Published: Mar 2010