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Dr Nathan Tamblyn

Associate Professor of the Common Law


01392 725046

Amory 103J



MA (Oxford) 

LLM (Cambridge)

PhD (Cambridge)



Barrister (Gray's Inn)



Barrister, Quadrant Chambers, London (2000-2006)

University of Cambridge, college supervisor (2007-2009)

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Assistant Professor (2009-2014)

University of Exeter Law School, Senior Lecturer, then Associate Professor (from 2014)



Shipping Law: An Outline (Amazon, 2020)

Tort Law (with Timon Hughes-Davies) (Routledge, 2019)

Criminal Law: An Outline (Amazon, 4th edn 2019)

Unjust Enrichment: An Outline (Amazon, 2nd edn 2017)

Hong Kong Contract Law (Hong Kong: Rights Press, 2014)



The Law of Duress and Necessity: Crime, Tort, Contract (Routledge, 2017)


Journal articles:

'Reforming Theft: Taking Without Consent' [2020] Criminal Law Review 594

'The Common Ground of Law and Anarchism' (2019) 40 Liverpool Law Review 65

'Separating Unjust Enrichment and Subrogation' (2018) 44 Exeter Law Review 1

'Separating Rescission and Restitution' (2016) 33 Journal of Contract Law 135

'The Tort of Intimidation and Breach of Contract' (2015) 23 Tort Law Review 164

'Necessity and Murder' (2015) 79 Journal of Criminal Law 46

'Why is Killing Morally Wrong?' (2014) 25 King's Law Journal 454

'Unjust Enrichment, Leapfrogging and a Defence of Entitlement' [2014] Hong Kong Law Journal 551

'Lawful Act Conspiracy: Malice and Abuse of Rights' [2013] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 158

'Parmenides and Nagarjuna: A Buddhist Interpretation of Ancient Greek Philosophy' (2013) 4 Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies 134

'Private Necessity in English and American Tort Law' [2012] Journal of Comparative Law 38

'The Duty to Help the World's Poor' (2012) 23 King's Law Journal 312

'Causation and Bad Faith in Economic Duress' [2011] Journal of Contract Law 140

'Contracting under Lawful Act Duress' [2010] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 400

'Damages under String Contracts for Sale of Goods' [2009] Journal of Business Law 1


Book chapters:

'The Nature of Tort Law' in Tort Law and Practice (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 5th edn 2020) (forthcoming)

'Bailment' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 6th edn 2019)

'Restitution and Unjust Enrichment' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 6th edn 2019)

'Damages' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 5th edn 2016)

'Arbitration Time Extensions' in Butterworth's Commercial Court and Arbitration Pleadings (Tottel, 2005)


Book reviews:

Review of C Webb, Reason and Restitution: A Theory of Unjust Enrichment (2016) 32 Journal of Professional Negligence 231

Review of G Villalta Puig, Economic Relations between Australia and the European Union: Law and Policy (2014) 19 European Foreign Affairs Review 602


Opinion pieces:

'Either Way, It's the End of the World as We Know It' (2019) Exeter Law

'Still Arguing about Transgender' (2019) Exeter Law

'Dreadlocks and Cultural Appropriation' (2018) Exeter Law

'The Immigrant Song' (2018) Exeter Law

'Arguing about Transgender' (2017) Exeter Law

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