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Education CV


2018-present: PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

2017-18: BCL, University of Oxford

2014-17: BA, University of Cambridge


Contract Law undergraduate supervisions

Scholarships and awards:

Arts and Humanities Research Council DTP Studentship

Fields of research

Private law generally, with a particular interest in property law



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