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    • United Kingdom


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    Personal profile


    David joined Aston Law in September 2010 after completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Birmingham, gaining the LLM in commercial law (with distinction).  While studying for his doctorate, David taught Equity and Trusts.  At Aston, he now teaches the Law of Torts and Equity and Trusts.  He is also module leader for the Law of Torts course. David completed his PhD thesis titled ‘The Overlapping of Legal Concepts: A Legal Realist Approach to the Classification of Private Law’ at the University of Birmingham in 2011.  His teaching and research interests include Private Law Classification, Tort Law, Restitution, Trusts, Estoppel and Jurisprudence.


    2010-Present Aston Business School

    2006-2010 University of Birmingham

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Society of Legal Scholars
    • Tort Law Research Group
    • Restitution Discussion Group

    Contact Details

    Phone: +44(0)121 204 3475
    Room: SW 713


    Education/Academic qualification


    Award Date: 20 Jun 2019


    Award Date: 20 Apr 2019


    Award Date: 13 Jul 2011

    External positions

    Co-convenor for Restitution Section at the Society of Legal Scholars

    2018 → …

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    Research Output

    Claims against third-party recipients of trust property

    Salmons, D., 12 Jul 2017, In : Cambridge Law Journal. 76, 2, p. 399-429 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Dishonest assistance and accessory liability

    Salmons, D., 5 Jan 2017, In : Modern Law Review. 80, 1, p. 133-152 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access
  • Dishonest assistance involving solicitors: Clydesdale Bank Plc v Workman [2016] EWCA Civ 73

    Salmons, D., 31 Dec 2016, In : Trust Law International. 30, 3, p. 185-191 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Rescission and substitute property: Bainbridge v Bainbridge [2016] EWHC 898 (Ch)

    Salmons, D., Dec 2016, In : Trusts and Trustees. 22, 10, p. 1098-1103 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The availability of proprietary restitution in cases of mistaken payments

    Salmons, D., Nov 2015, In : Cambridge Law Journal. 74, 3, p. 534-567 34 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes


    • 1 Participation in conference

    Society of Legal Scholars

    David Salmons (Speaker)
    12 Sep 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference