Associate Professor Ying Liew

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Ying Liew joined the Melbourne Law School in 2017. He previously worked at King's College London and University College London, and has held visiting positions at the National University of Taiwan, the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, BPP University, and the University of Nottingham. He was also an examiner for the University of London International Programmes. Ying holds an LLB from King’s College London and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He is an Associate of King’s College (AKC).

Ying teaches and researches in private law, with a particular focus on the law of equity and trusts, contracts, remedies, and the law of assignment. He has published in leading international journals, including the Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Melbourne University Law Review, and UNSW Law Journal, and has contributed chapters to several edited collections.

Ying is the author of the monograph Rationalising Constructive Trusts (Hart Publishing 2017), and of Guest on the Law of Assignment which is currently in its fourth edition (Sweet & Maxwell 2021). Ying is also the General Editor of the Asia-Pacific Trusts Law book series (Hart Publishing). Each volume is an edited collection containing papers presented at the biannual 'Asia-Pacific Trusts Law' symposium/conference series he convenes. The first volume, Theory and Practice in Context, was co-edited with Professor Matthew Harding and published in 2021; the second volume, Adaptation in Context, is co-edited with Associate Professor Ying-Chieh Wu and will be published in 2022.

At Melbourne Law School, Ying is Associate Director (Private Law) of the Asian Law Centre, and is a member of the Obligations Group. He is also a faculty advisor of the Melbourne University Law Review, Chair of the Student Academic Misconduct Committee, and Advisor for incoming exchange students.

Outside the Law School, Ying is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Equity and an External Editor of the Journal of Korean Law. As an independent consultant, he has advised on aspects of the law of assignment in Yang Foo-Oi by Leung Ping Chiu, Roy v Wai Wai Chen [2020] HKCFI 235.

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