Professor of English Private Law; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge

Graham Virgo was a member of the Universities UK Taskforce which was established in 2016 to examine violence against women, harassment and hate crime, based on his expertise in education and criminal law. With his collaboration Universities UK published a landmark report, Changing the Culture which forms the basis of university policy on sexual harassment.

His major areas of research are in the fields of Criminal Law, the Law of Restitution, the Law of Contract, Equity and trusts. His work on the Law of Restitution covers all aspects of the subject, but especially the relationship between the law of property, the law of trusts and unjust enrichment.

He have recently published papers on causation in restitution for wrongs and unjust enrichment and also an analysis of the presence of a basis to deny a claim in unjust enrichment. He have written a student textbook on the Principles of Equity and Trusts and have contributed chapters on rescission to a practitioners' book on termination of contracts.

He is working on new editions of my textbook on the law of restitution and a book of text, cases and materials on trusts and trustees. The research he undertake on the Criminal Law focuses on substantive developments in the criminal law, with particular reference to the law of homicide and joint enterprise.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English Private Law; Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge