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Dr David Salmons

Aston Law

lecturer

David's main research interests lie in the relationship between the law of trusts and unjust enrichment, and specifically the application of these rules in the recovery of misappropriated property and mistaken payments. His more general research is concerned with the classification of private law. Previously, he completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2011, which was titled 'The Overlapping of Legal Concepts'.

Phone: +44(0)121 204 3475
Email: d.salmons@aston.ac.uk
Room: SW 713

CV
 

  • Ph D, University of Birmingham, 2011. Subject: Law 
  • LLM, University of Birmingham, 2006. Subject: Commercial Masters 
  • LLB, University of Birmingham, 2004. Subject: Law 

Employment

Aston Business School, 2010 - present 

  • Aston Law Co-Convenor for research 
  • Lecturer in Law 
  • Module Leader for Equity & Trusts 

 University of Birmingham, 2006 - 2010 

  • Tutor: Law of Obligations, Equity and Trusts 
  • David currently teaches Equity & Trusts and Jurisprudence. Previously he has taught Tort Law, Business Law and Legal Skills.
  • Unjust Enrichment 
  • Trusts 
  • Classification of Private Law

 David is currently supervising two PhD students.

  • Member, Obligations Discussion Group. 
  • Member, Restitution Discussion Group.
  • Salmons, D. (2017).Dishonest assistance and accessory liability.Modern Law Review,80(1), 133-152. DOI:10.1111/1468-2230.12246 
  • Salmons, D. (2016).Rescission and substitute property: Bainbridge v Bainbridge [2016] EWHC 898 (Ch).Trusts and Trustees,In press. DOI:10.1093/tandt/ttw165 
  • Salmons, D. (2016) ‘Dishonest Assistance Involving Solicitors’, 30 Trust Law International 
  • Salmons, D. (2015).The availability of proprietary restitution in cases of mistaken payments.Cambridge Law Journal,74(3), 534-567. DOI:10.1017/S0008197315000616
  • D Salmons, ‘Vicarious Liability in Tort: A Comparative Perspective – By Paula Giliker’ (2011) Legal Studies, 684.
  • D Salmons, 'Claims for Non-Monetary Benefits: Unjust Enrichment or Estoppel' (2008) 2 Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 173.

 

Conference Papers

  • The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, 'The Availability of Constructive Trusts in Cases of Fraudulently Transferred Money and Mistaken Payments', Bristol University, September 2012.

  • Postgraduate Research Seminar Series at the University of Birmingham, 'A Coherent Doctrine of Estoppel', The University of Birmingham, February 2010

  • The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, 'Claims for Non-Contractual Services', Keele University, September 2009 

  • Postgraduate Research Seminar Series at the University of Birmingham, 'A Legal Realist Approach to Unjust Enrichment', The University of Birmingham, January 2009

  • The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, 'Certainty of Subject Matter in the Law of Trusts', London School of Economics, September 2008 

  • Postgraduate Research Seminar Series at the University of Birmingham, 'Overlapping of Legal Concepts: Classifying the Law of Trusts', The University of Birmingham, February 2008

  • Claims for Specific Restitution for Mistaken and Fraudulently Induced Transfers’
    Bristol University, 2012 (Runner up for the best paper from the Restitution section)

  • ‘Claims for Non-Contractual Services’, Keele University, September 2009

  • ‘Certainty of Subject Matter in the Law of Trusts’, London School of Economics, September 2008
    Shortlisted for overall Best Paper Prize, nominated as the best paper from the Trusts and Property section

Nominations 

  • One of six papers Shortlisted for Society of Legal Scholars Best Paper Prize, at the SLS Conference 2008 London School of Economics; 'Certainty of Subject Matter in the Law of Trusts'.

  • Runner up for the best paper from the Restitution section for the article Claims forSpecific Restitution for Mistaken and Fraudulently Induced Transfers’
    Bristol University, 2012

Administrative Roles and Responsibilities

  • Member, ABS Research Ethics Committee, School. (2011 - Present)
  • Organiser of the Staff Research Seminar Series, University. (2010 - 2011)
  • Salmons, D. Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, “The Structure and Justification of Proprietary Estoppel” Belfast, UK (April 2016) 
  • Salmons, D., The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, "Claims for Specific Restitution in cases of stolen money, fraudulently induced transfers and mistake," Bristol University, UK. (September 2012) 
  • Salmons, D., The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, "Claims for Non-Contractual Services," Keele University, UK. (September 2009) 
  • Salmons, D., The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, "Certainty of Subject Matter in the Law of Trusts," London School of Economics, UK. (September 2008)