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Ms Amy Goymour

Fellow, Director of Studies in Law (Part IA)
University Positions
University Associate Professor in Land Law
Specialising in
Property law
Law of restitution

Amy Goymour is a University Associate Professor in Land Law. She teaches across a variety of private law subjects within the Cambridge Law Faculty, including Civil (Roman) I, Land Law, Aspects of Obligations, and the Law of Restitution. Her primary research interest lies in property law, especially the law of land registration.

Academic interests

Amy Goymour’s academic interests include:

  • Land registration
  • The interaction of property law and human rights
  • The law of restitution.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, Cantab. 
  • BCL, Oxon.

Awards and prizes

  • Commendation, Lecturer category, CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards 2016.


Amy Goymour graduated with a degree in Law from Downing College, Cambridge. She then worked as a research assistant in property law at the Law Commission for England and Wales. Subsequently, she studied for the BCL masters degree in law at Jesus College, Oxford. She has been a fellow of Fitzwilliam College (2004-06) and Downing College (2006-2020) in Cambridge, and was appointed to a University Lectureship in Law in 2012.

Amy has published on a range of issues within land and property Law – most extensively on the difficulties associated with land registration, and its interaction with the underlying pre-existing rules of property. Ongoing projects include writing an exploratory introductory book on land law – ‘Key Ideas in Land Law’ (commissioned by Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury).

Amy is passionate about teaching; she is also committed to promoting student access to Cambridge. She was Access Officer for the Law Faculty 2012-15, and maintains a strong involvement with Faculty of Law and University access initiatives.

Other interests

Family; various sports, especially running and netball; music (violin).

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Publications, links and resources

  • A Goymour, S Watterson and M Dixon (eds), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart, 2018).
  • ‘Reflections on the Restitution Revolution: England and Wales’, ch 10(1) in S Worthington, A Robertson and G Virgo (eds), Revolution and Evolution in Private Law (2018) (15 pages).
  • A Goymour, ‘Remedies for Vindicating Ownership Rights in Real Property’, ch 8 in G Virgo and S Worthington (eds), Commercial Remedies: Resolving Controversies (CUP, 2017).
  • A Goymour, ‘Bruton v London & Quadrant Housing Trust: Relativity of Title and the Regulation of the ‘Proprietary Underworld’", ch 7 in S Douglas, R Hickey and E Waring (eds), Landmark Cases in Property Law (Hart, 2015).
  • A Goymour, ‘Gold Harp Properties Ltd v Macleod - Resolving the Tension between the Land Registration Act 2002’s ‘Priority’ And ‘Alteration’ Provisions [2015] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 253-266.
  • A Goymour ‘Mistaken Registrations of Land: Exploding the Myth of “Title by Registration”’ [2013] Cambridge Law Journal 617.
  • A Goymour and S Watterson, ‘Testing the Boundaries of Conversion – Account-holders, Intangible Property and Economic Harm’ [2012] Lloyd’s Maritime & Comparative Law Quarterly 204.
  • A Goymour, ‘Property and Housing’, ch 12 in D Hoffman (ed), The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law (CUP, 2011).
  • A Goymour, ‘Conversion of Contractual Rights’ [2011] Lloyd’s Maritime and Comparative Law Quarterly 67.
  • A Goymour, ‘A Contribution to Knowing Receipt Liability?’ [2008] Restitution Law Review 113 (12 pages).
  • A Goymour, ‘Proprietary Claims and Human Rights – a “Reservoir of Entitlement”?’ [2006] Cambridge Law Journal 696.

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