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Ewan Gordon McKendrick (born 1960) is Professor of English Private Law at the University of Oxford. He is known for his academic work on the law of contract, as well as publications in the law of unjust enrichment and commercial law.[1]



McKendrick was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied law, and Pembroke College, Oxford, where he obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (BCL). After lecturing at the Central Lancashire Polytechnic, University of Essex and London School of Economics, he returned to Oxford in 1991 as a Fellow of St Anne's College. In 1995, he became Professor of English Law at University College London. He was called to the bar as a member of Gray's Inn in 1998 and was appointed a Bencher in 2009. He left UCL in 2000 to become Herbert Smith Professor of English Private Law at Oxford University, a post that is associated with a fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall. He became a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university in 2006.[2] He became Registrar of the University of Oxford on 1 January 2011.[3] In 2015, he was appointed an honorary Queen's Counsel.[4]


  • Goode on Commercial Law (Penguin 2010)
  • Contract Law (8th edn Palgrave 2009)
  • Interests in Goods (with Norman Palmer) (Lloyd's of London Press 1998)
  • Product Liability in the Construction Industry (with Norman Palmer) (Lloyd's of London Press 1993)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ewan McKendrick". Three Verulam Buildings. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "McKendrick, Prof. Ewan Gordon". Who's Who 2010. Oxford University Press. November 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  3. ^ "New Registrar appointed". University of Oxford. 27 July 2010. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Queen's Counsel in England & Wales: 2014 to 2015". UK Government press release. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015.