Jordan English

Jordan English

Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law


I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws/Commerce (Accounting). I then worked as an Associate to Justice James Edelman at the High Court of Australia before working as a solicitor at an international law firm. I then came to Oxford to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law, and progressed to the DPhil. 

Prior to joining St John’s, I held stipendiary lectureships at St Hilda’s College and Wadham College. I have also held positions at other Oxford colleges and at the Law Faculty.

Research Interests

My research interests span all areas of private law. I am particularly interested in private law remedies, contract law, the law of trusts, and the law of restitution. I have co-written a monograph on the law of tracing which, in addition to explaining the tracing rules, explores the concept of 'equitable property' and the nature of bank accounts. My doctoral research was concerned with the nature of, and justification for, the discharge of contractual obligations in cases other than performance (i.e. following breach, frustration, and common mistake). I am also working with two colleagues on a text on Australian proceeds of crime laws — laws that permit the confiscation of property and other benefits derived from the commission of criminal offences, as well as the instruments of such offences. 


I currently teach Land, Trusts, and Roman Law on the undergraduate syllabus and Commercial Remedies on the postgraduate syllabus. In the past, I have also taught Contract, Tort, and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment.

Recent publications

The Law of Tracing (Federation Press, 2021) — co-author

‘The Nature of Promissory Conditions’ (2021) 137 Law Quarterly Review 629

‘Tracing, Mixing, and Innocent Claimants’ (2021) 84 Modern Law Review 593 — co-author

‘Common Law Tracing: The Emperor’s New Clothes?’ (2018) 12 Journal of Equity 260 — co-author