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Mr Julius Grower

Fellow, Acting Dean of College, Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law, Director of Studies in Law (Part II)
Affiliated Lecturer

Julius joined Jesus College in 2018 as a College Lecturer and as the Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law.

Academic interests

Julius’ academic interests include:

  • Equity (in particular those parts of it affecting the law of obligations)
  • Legal history and legal historiography
  • Contract law
  • Tort law
  • The law of unjust enrichment
  • Commercial law.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Oxon.
  • LLM, UCL.

Awards and prizes

  • Peter Birks Memorial Scholarship, Faculty of Laws, UCL (2016 - present).


Julius is an Equity lawyer, with a specific interest in Equity’s role within the law of obligations. His research focuses on the interaction between the law of fiduciaries (and the law of undue influence), with the laws of contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. He has published papers on agency, fiduciary misfeasance, and constructive trusts. His ongoing research relates to the nature of the trust in Rochefoucauld v Boustead, and, more generally, to the role of the ‘good man’ theory of Equity in modern English law.

Born and raised in North London, Julius received his BA from the University of Oxford in 2012 and his LLM from UCL in 2013. In 2014 he was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn. Between 2014 and 2018, he worked as a Teaching Fellow at UCL, where – at various times – he taught contract law, tort law, commercial law, trusts law, and tax law. He also lectured on the commercial law course, and to incoming postgraduate students as part of their introductory programme. 

In 2016, as a Peter Birks Memorial Scholar, Julius began writing his thesis – also at UCL – under the supervision of Professors Ben McFarlane and Charles Mitchell. The purpose of his PhD is to demystify some of the confusion which currently saturates our understanding of the modern laws of breach of fiduciary duty and undue influence, by explaining that the way in which the courts have understood these two areas of law has changed over time.

Other interests

Arsenal Football Club, cricket (watching and playing), poetry, the Groucho Club.

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Publications, links and resources

  • Grower, J.A.W, and Sherman, O.F (2019) Equivalent to Contract? Confronting the Nature of the Duty Arising under Hedley Byrne v Heller. 135(2) Law Quarterly Review 177.
  • Grower, J.A.W (2018) Book Review: Equity and Administration. Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 185.
  • Grower, J.A.W (2018) On the Relations between Agent and Principal: Angove’s Pty Ltd v Bailey. 81(1) Modern Law Review 141.
  • Grower, J.A.W (2016) Explaining the “Pallant v Morgan Equity”. 80(6) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 434.

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