Charles Mitchell joined UCL as a Professor of Law in 2010, having previously been a Professor of Law at King's College London and Oxford. He is joint editor of Current Legal Problems.
His research interests include the law of unjust enrichment, the law of trusts, voluntary sector law and policy, and modern legal history. He is currently writing a social and cultural history of charity law in the Victorian period (with Charlotte Mitchell), a book on voluntary sector law and policy (with Jonathan Garton), and a new edition of William Cornish and Geoffrey Clark’s Law and Society in England, 1750-1950 (with Steve Banks and Charlotte Smith).
'Johnson v Agnew ' in Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds) Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (Hart, 2008) 351-373
'Dishonest Assistance, Knowing Receipt, and the Law of Limitation'  Conv 226-237
'Liability Chains' in Simone Degeling and James Edelman (eds) Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law (Lawbook Co, 2008) 131-145
'Recovery of Compound Interest as Restitution or Damages' (2008) 71 MLR 290-302
'Lessons of the Metallgesellschaft Litigation'  RLR 1-17 (with Monica Bhandari)
'Truth and Fiction in Caroline Clive's Year after Year ' (2008) 19 KLJ 447-464 (with Charlotte Mitchell; part of special issue edited by Charlotte Smith and Stephen Banks on ('Representations of Justice: Narratives of the Trial')
'Unjust Enrichment and the Idea of Public Law' in Robert Chambers, Charles Mitchell, and James Penner (eds) Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Unjust Enrichment (OUP, 2009) 394-416 (with Peter Oliver)
'Burón v Denman ' in Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds) Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort (Hart, 2010) 33-68 (with Leslie Turano)
'Remedies for Knowing Receipt' in Charles Mitchell (ed) Constructive and Resulting Trusts (Hart, 2010) 115-158 (with Stephen Watterson)
'Recovery of Ultra Vires Payments by Public Bodies'  PL 747-766
'Restitutionary Claims for Services: Identifying and Quantifying the Benefit’  LMCLQ 504-527
'Paragon Finance plc v D B Thakerar & Co(a firm)’ in Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds) Landmark Cases in Equity (Hart, 2012) 643-672 (with Christian Daly)
‘Restitutionary Claims by Indirect Taxpayers’ in Steven Elliott, Birke Häcker, and Charles Mitchell (eds) Restitution of Overpaid Tax (Hart, 2013) 111-126
‘Denials and Defences in the Law of Unjust Enrichment’ in Charles Mitchell and William Swadling (eds) The Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment: Comparative and Critical Essays (Hart, 2013) (with James Goudkamp) 133-164
'Equitable Compensation for Breach of Fiduciary Duty' (2013) 66 CLP - forthcoming
'Unjust Enrichment' in Andrew Burrows (ed) English Private Law 3rd edn (OUP, 2013) - forthcoming
Restitution of Unjust Enrichment
Charles Mitchell welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students wishing to pursue research on unjust enrichment, equity and trusts, and voluntary sector law and policy. He has supervised research projects on the following topics: the law of testamentary promises, attribution rules in the law of unjust enrichment, claims in unjust enrichment for failure of condition, the regulation of civil society, and tort liability in the voluntary sector.