Professor Graham Virgo

Professor of English Private Law at Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

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

Professor Graham Virgo is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and a Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Cambridge. His major areas of research are in the fields of the Law of Restitution, the Law of Contract, Equity and trusts and Criminal Law. 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 has 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 has written a student textbook on the Principles of Equity and Trusts and has contributed chapters on rescission to a practitioners' book on termination of contracts. He is currently working on new editions of his textbook on the law of restitution and a book of text, cases and materials on trusts and trustees. His research on the Criminal Law focuses on substantive developments in the criminal law, with particular reference to the law of homicide and joint enterprise.

Before taking up his post as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Virgo was previously Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in Law at Downing College, and Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Law. He is a barrister and Academic Bencher of Lincoln's Inn.