Charles Mitchell joined UCL as a Professor of Law in 2010. He was previously a Professor of Law at King's College London and Oxford.
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 working on a new edition of William Cornish and Geoffrey Clark’s Law and Society in England, 1750-1950 (with Steve Banks and Rebecca Probert) and a book on voluntary sector law and policy (with Jonathan Garton).
'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 307-339
'Unjust Enrichment' in Andrew Burrows (ed) English Private Law 3rd edn (OUP, 2013) 1031-1113
‘Stewardship of Property and Liability to Account’  Conv 215-228.
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.
The application process for the 2014-15 academic session, for entry in September 2014, is now closed.
Information regarding applications for September 2015 will be updated on the website in September 2014.
IMPORTANT NOTICE : Updated 28 May 2014
The Home Office issued an update about the acceptance of ETS tests (including TOEFL). They have now confirmed that Higher Education students applying for a Tier 4 visa may use a TOEFL test taken after 17 April, if a Higher Education Institution is willing to use its academic discretion. For those students entering in September 2014, UCL will continue to accept the TOEFL even if it was taken after 17 April. However, if an applicant still needs to book a test then we recommend that they take an alternative test to TOEFL. Those who have already arranged to take a different test following the previous advice from the Home Office, we encourage you to go ahead with taking the alternative test.
The TOEFL test will continue to be accepted for 2014 entrants who have been asked to take an English language qualification as part of their offer condition, and do not need to apply for a visa to study in the UK.