Dr Euan West

Dr Euan West
Dr Euan West
Dr Euan West

LLB (Hons) LLM PhD


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Room D47
School of Law
Taylor Building
Old Aberdeen
AB24 3UB

School of Law


Euan joined the School of Law as a lecturer in March 2019, having amassed more than five years' experience in part-time tutoring at that institution. From 2015 to 2018, he undertook a PhD thesis at the School of Law entitled 'The Nature of Rights of Relief Arising from a Cautionary Relationship', which he successfully defended in December 2018 with no substantive corrections. This research was sponsored by the Clark Foundation for Legal Education and the Robert Nicol Trust, and supervised by Professor Robin Evans-Jones (first supervisor) and Professor John Ford (second supervisor). He also conducted a Research LLM at the School of Law concerning the law of unjustified enrichment, which, as with the PhD, was primarily supervised by Professor Robin Evans-Jones. In line with the subject matter of his LLM and PhD, Euan's current research interests lie mainly in the area of Scots private law, with a particular focus on the law of obligations. 




Current Research

I am currently working on a monograph based on my PhD thesis focusing on rights of relief in a cautionary relationship. 

Past Research

E West, 'The Interaction of Rights of Relief and Unjustified Enrichment' (2020) 24 Edin LR 202

E West, 'Cautionary Obligations Reissue' in The Laws of Scotland: Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia (2019)

A Simpson, S Styles, A Wilson and E West (eds), Continuity, Change and Pragmatism in the Law: Essays in Memory of Professor Angelo Forte (AUP 2017)

E West, 'The Parent Trap: Constitution of Contracts in Writing and Unjustified Enrichment' [2015] JR 245

E West, 'The Utility of the NESS Test of Factual Causation in Scots Law' (2013) 4 ASLR 39