DR Ying Liew

DR Ying Liew


  • Academic, Law
  • Private Law (Trusts,Contracts, Obligations, Remedies)



  • 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 Guest on the Law of Assignment (3rd edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2018). He previously co-authored the second edition with Professor Anthony Guest (Sweet & Maxwell 2015). Ying joined the Melbourne Law School in 2017. He is Associate Director (Private Law) of the Asian Law Centre, and is a member of the Obligations Group. He has formerly held lectureships at King's College London and University College London, as well as visiting positions at the National University of Singapore, the 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). Among Ying’s ongoing projects is a doctrinal study of the different ways in which Anglo-Australian law influences the development of trusts law in Asian-Pacific jurisdictions.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Nottingham 2012
  • AKC, King's College London 2008
  • LLB, King's College London 2008

Awards and honors

  • Obtained funding from the SLS Research Activities Fund 2016 to assist in the completion of monograph, Rationalising Constructive Trusts., Society of Legal Scholars, 2016
  • Excellence Awards for Legal Teaching, UCL., University College London, 2015
  • Teaching Excellence Award, KCL., King's College London, 2012
  • Associateship of King’s College (AKC), King's College London, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome students researching in aspects of private law, in particular, trusts, obligations, and remedies.