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Dr Nathan Tamblyn

Senior Lecturer


01392 725046

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This term Nathan is teaching Tort (Y2) and Unjust Enrichment (Y3). Office hours are Wed 1-3pm. Please book at



MA (Oxford) (1st class)

LLM (Cambridge) (1st class)

PhD (Cambridge)

Barrister (Gray's Inn)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Senior Lecturer, formerly Director of Undergraduate Programmes, now Deputy Director of Education, University of Exeter Law School (from 2014)

Assistant Professor, Director of the LLM in Common Law, then Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009-2014)

College supervisor, University of Cambridge (2007-2009)

Practising barrister, Quadrant Chambers, Temple, London (1999-2006)



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



Tort Law (with Timon Hughes-Davies) (Routledge, forthcoming 2018)

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 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


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: