Dr Ying Liew

  • Dr Ying Liew

    Senior Lecturer

ying.liew@unimelb.edu.au | Room 0748


Ying Liew teaches and researches in private law, with a particular focus on the law of trusts, contracts, and remedies. He has published in leading international journals, including the Law Quarterly Review, Cambridge Law Journal, Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, and Journal of Equity, and in edited collections. He has presented at various conferences in Australia, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Ying is the author of Rationalising Constructive Trusts (Hart Publishing 2017) which advances a structured understanding of the law of constructive trusts. He is also the author of the practitioners’ text, Guest on the Law of Assignment (3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2018), having previously co-authored the second edition with Professor Anthony Guest (Sweet & Maxwell 2015).

Ying joined the Melbourne Law School in 2017, having previously held lectureships at King's College London and University College London. He has held visiting positions at the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, BPP University College London 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).

Among Ying’s ongoing projects is a doctrinal study of the different ways in which Anglo-Australian trusts law has influenced the development of the law of trusts in Asian-Pacific jurisdictions. In 2019, he will be co-organising an Asian-Pacific international conference to discuss the theory and practice of the law of trusts in a cross-jurisdictional setting.


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