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2018-present: PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge.

2017-18: BCL, University of Oxford.

2014-17: BA, University of Cambridge.


Contract Law undergraduate supervisions (Trinity & St Edmund's).

Scholarships and awards:

Arts and Humanities Research Council DTP Studentship.

Fields of research

Private law generally, with a particular interest in property law and its interaction with tort, contract and restitution.



My project aims to address a fundamental question in personal property law: how, and why, do we acquire new rights in property? The thesis explores the current scope of the law relating to 'original' modes of acquisition of proprietary rights in personal property (such as manufacturing a new item of property from materials owned by another). The project aims both to clarify the law in this area, and to ask whether the law has good reason to take the shape that it currently does.


Nick McBride & Graham Virgo.




"Sorting Out Mixtures of Property at Common Law" (2021) 84(1) Modern Law Review 61

(2021) 84(1) Modern Law Review 61
Published: Nov 2020