Recent Appointments

Dr Ying Liew

Ying LiewWe are delighted to announce that Dr Ying Liew has recently joined the Asian Law Centre as Associate Director (Private Law).

Ying 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 ReviewCambridge Law Journal, Modern Law ReviewOxford 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 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.

New Associates

We welcome the following new Associates to the Asian Law Centre:

  • Mr Matthew Coghlan, Deputy Director, Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy - interested in mediation, the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as broader questions of governance and human rights issues in the Asian region
  • Ms Reegan Grayson-Morison, Barrister, Victorian Bar - former ALC research assistant interested in Japanese law, who has previously taught Insolvency Law at Melbourne Law School
  • Dr Jeff Redding, Senior Fellow and New Generation Scholar, Australia India Institute and Melbourne Law School - interested in Indian law, particularly in the areas of comparative law and religion, Islamic law, legal pluralism, family law, and law and sexuality
  • Associate Professor Peter Rush, Melbourne Law School - interested in Japanese criminal justice.