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Dr Nathan Tamblyn

Associate Professor of the Common Law


01392 725046

Amory 103J

Nathan is Director of Education (with Timon Hughes-Davies). For office hours, and to make an appointment, please visit:



MA (Oxford) (1st class)

LLM (Cambridge) (1st class)

PhD (Cambridge)

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Barrister, Quadrant Chambers, Temple, 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 (2014-2018), Associate Professor (from 2018)



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



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

Unjust Enrichment: An Outline (CreateSpace, 1st edn 2015, 2nd edn 2017)

Criminal Law: An Outline (CreateSpace, 1st edn 2015, 2nd edn 2016, 3rd edn 2017)

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


Journal articles:

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

'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] Global 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:

'Bailment' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 4th edn 2014, 5th edn 2016, Supp 2017)

'Damages' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 4th edn, 2014, 5th edn 2016, Supp 2017)

'Restitution and Unjust Enrichment' in Chitty on Contract (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 4th edn 2014, 5th edn 2016, Supp 2017)

'The Nature of Tort Law' in Tort Law and Practice (Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edn 2014)

'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:

'Dreadlocks and Cultural Appropriation' (2018) Exeter Law

'The Immigrant Song' (2018) Exeter Law

'Arguing about Transgender' (2017) Exeter Law

To read these opinion pieces, please visit:


Other activity:

Nathan participated in the ESRC's Festival of Social Science with a public event at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in November 2015 titled 'Ethics and Mindfulness: How to Live Well'. His books are available to buy on Amazon: