Professor Nelson Enonchong read law at the University of Yaounde and Jesus College, Cambridge. He was a lecturer and Reader in Law at the University of Leicester before joining the University of Birmingham as Barber Professor of Law in 2001
Professor Enonchong’s principal research interest is in the fields of Contract, Commercial and Restitution Law, including the Comparative and Private International Law aspects of these subjects. He has published many articles in these areas, including several pieces in Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Restitution Law Review, and International and Comparative Law Quarterly.
His latest book on The Independence Principle of Letters of Credit and Demand Guarantees was published by Oxford University Press in April 2011. It examines the nature and scope of the cardinal principle of autonomy of letters of credit and demand guarantees. It considers the challenges presented by the principle and explores the extent to which exceptions to the principle should be recognised in order address the problem of abusive demands for payment.
The second edition of Professor Enonchong's leading work on Duress, Undue Influence and Unconscionable Dealing was recently published by Sweet & Maxwell (2012). It is the first book on the subject with a detailed and comparative treatment of the controversial issue of third party undue influence, including a detailed discussion of the steps that banks and other lenders are required to take to avoid being fixed with constructive notice.
His book on Illegal Transactions was published by Lloyd’s of London Press in 1998. It is the first book to be published in England on this notoriously difficult subject.
Professor Enonchong is currently the Head of Education at Birmingham Law School.
Professor Enonchong is also a practising barrister at No5 Chambers.
He is a member of the Editorial Boards of
- Business Law International published by the International Bar Association.
- Journal of African Law published by Cambridge University Press
- African Journal of International and Comparative Law published by Edinburgh University Press