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Education CV


  • PhD Candidate, St John's College, University of Cambridge (2021–Present)
  • BA Law, St John's College, University of Cambridge (2017–2021)
  • Erasmus+, Utrecht University (2019–2020)

Awards and Prizes

  • J.C. Hall Scholarship, St John's College (2021–2024)
  • McMahon Law Studentship, St John's College (2021–2022)
  • Wright Prize, St John's College (2021)
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali Prize, St John's College (2021), (2019)
  • Best Student Paper and Presentation, UCL Private Law Conference (2021)
  • Katherina Boele-Woelki Award for Comparative Law Research (Undergraduate), Utrecht University (2020)
  • C.J. Hamson Law of Contract Prize, University of Cambridge (2019)
  • McAulay Scholarship, St John's College (2019)

Relevant Experience

  • College Teaching Associate, St John's College (2023–2024)
  • Supervisor for Law of Tort (Part IA), University of Cambridge (2023–Present)
  • Supervisor for Law of Contract (Part IB), University of Cambridge (2022–Present)
  • Outreach Ambassador, St John's College (2022–Present)
  • Mentor (Undergraduate Academic Skills), St John's College (2021–2022)
  • Teaching Assistant, Utrecht University (2019–2020)

Papers and Conferences

  • Panel Discussion – Pakistan International Airlines v Times Travel (Cambridge Private Law Centre, 2022)
  • Duress and the Negotiation Relationship (UCL Private Law Conference, 2021)


  • 'Policy and Implication in Contractual Discretions' in Gardner, Goymour, O'Sullivan & Worthington (eds.) Politics, Policy and Private Law (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2024) (9,000 words)
  • 'When Interpretation Becomes Invention: Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings v Blacks Outdoor Retail' [2023] LMCLQ 381-385
  • Book Review: David Campbell, Contractual Relations (2023) 82 CLJ 365-369

Fields of research

Private Law, Law of Contract


Obligations of Good Faith in Contract Law


Discussion of a principle of good faith in the English law of contract has a long and rich history, but recent developments in case law have shown that it is no longer sufficient to treat good faith only in such abstract and theoretical terms. Good faith is now an obligation, that courts both recognise as an express term, and in some cases will imply into the contract. My research intends to go beyond abstract discussion of the desirability of a general good faith principle, to discover both when good faith will be implied as a concrete obligation into a contract and how that obligation is to be fulfilled. It is a primarily interpretative study, seeking to offer the most normatively appealing account of how good faith obligations are currently implied and interpreted by the courts, such that future discussion can proceed on a fair and accurate account of what a good faith obligation actually demands from contracting parties.


Dr Jodi Gardner, Dr Stelios Tofaris

Start Date

Oct 2021