Researcher

Dr Nicholas Tiverios

My Expertise

Contract law, legal history, jurisprudence, commerical law, equity and trusts.

Keywords

Biography

Nicholas is a Lecturer at the UNSW Faculty of Law. He previously worked as the High Court of Australia’s Legal Research Officer and practised as a solicitor in Melbourne.  Prior to joining the faculty at UNSW, Nicholas was a Teaching Fellow at University College London where he completed his PhD as the inaugural Peter Birks Memorial Scholar.  Nicholas also holds a Master of Laws (Dist) from University College London (where he was ranked...view more

Nicholas is a Lecturer at the UNSW Faculty of Law. He previously worked as the High Court of Australia’s Legal Research Officer and practised as a solicitor in Melbourne.  Prior to joining the faculty at UNSW, Nicholas was a Teaching Fellow at University College London where he completed his PhD as the inaugural Peter Birks Memorial Scholar.  Nicholas also holds a Master of Laws (Dist) from University College London (where he was ranked first in his year and studied on the Sir John Salmond Scholarship) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Western Australia.  He publishes and teaches in the areas of contract law, equity, remedies, unjust enrichment, legal history and jurisprudence.

His monograph Contractual Penalties in Australia and the United Kingdom - History, Theory and Practice (foreword by the Hon Justice James Edelman) was published by The Federation Press in October 2019.


My Qualifications

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (2018) (UCL).
  2. Master of Laws (Dist) (2015) (UCL).
  3. Bachelor of Laws (H1) (2011) (UWA).
  4. Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Social Science (2007) (Curtin).
  5. Admission as a Barrister & Solicitor, High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory (2012).

My Awards

University College London

  • Inaugural Peter Birks Memorial Scholar (2015) (full Ph.D Scholarship for top private law doctorate applicant).
  • Ranked first in the Master of Laws 2014–2015 cohort (1 of c.415 students).
  • Sir John Salmond KC Scholarship (top LLM applicant from Australia and New Zealand).
  • Pump Court Tax Chambers Prize for best performance in International and Commercial Trusts Law.
  • Ranked first in LLM studies in (i) the Historical Development of the Common Law; (ii) International and Commercial Trusts Law; (iii) International and Comparative Secured Transactions (shared); (iv) Regulation and Tort; and (v) Jeremy Bentham and the Utilitarian Tradition Part A.

University of Western Australia

  • 2010 LexisNexis Prize in Law for being amongst the top law honours invitees.
  • Second highest honours thesis mark in the 2011 Bachelor of Laws cohort (shared).
  • 2011 Phillip Lionel Sharp Memorial Prize in Law for writing the best paper on a selected torts law topic.
  • 2011 Law School certificate of merit for obtaining the highest mark awarded for Advanced Constitutional Law.
  • 2012 Law School certificate of merit for obtaining the highest mark awarded for Remedies.
  • 2010 Colin Everard Pollett Memorial Prize in Law for obtaining the highest mark awarded for Legal History.

My Engagement

Conference Papers

Journal of Equity Conference (University of Queensland, Brisbane, February 2020). 

Private Law and Punishment Conference (University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, University of Melbourne, Singapore, December 2019). 

Obligations Group Contracts Conference (University of Melbourne, Melbourne, December 2019).

Justifying Private Rights (University of New South Wales, Sydney, July 2019). 

Obligations IX (University of Melbourne & University of Oxford, Melbourne, July 2018).

University College London New Work in Obligations Conference (University College London, London, April 2018).

Contract in Commercial Law (University of New South Wales & University of Oxford, Sydney, December 2015).


My Teaching

  1. Contracts (LAWS1075 & JURD7175).
  2. Equity and Trusts (LAWS2385 & JURD7285).
  3. Remedies (LAWS3301 & JURD7701).
  4. Restitution (LAWS 3079 & JURD7379).
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Location

Room 375, The Law Building


Contact

93850788

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