Man Yip


Visiting Scholar

Birmingham Law School

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Man Yip is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University. Her research interests are in unjust enrichment and restitution, equity and trusts, contract law and remedies. She has published in these areas in various reputable journals, including Legal Studies, Lloyd’s Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly, Restitution Law Review, Journal of Equity and Conveyancer and Property Lawyer. She has been recently appointed as the Asia Pacific Digest editor of Restitution Law Review. She is also an editor of a forthcoming Singapore law database and blog project sponsored by the Singapore Academy of Law.


  • LLB (National University of Singapore)
  • BCL (University of Oxford)
  • Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)


Man Yip graduated with an LLB from the National University of Singapore. After completing her pupillage at Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore), she went on to obtain her BCL from the University of Oxford, where she was in residence at Keble College. After completing her BCL studies, she joined WongPartnership LLP (Singapore) as an associate, where she practised mainly in the area of international commercial arbitration. She joined Singapore Management University, School of Law as an Assistant Professor in July 2010.


Man Yip’s research interests are in private law, with principal focus on equity and trusts, unjust enrichment, restitution, contract and remedies.


Book chapters

  • ‘Restitution’ in Teo Keang Sood (ed), Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases 2013 (Academy Publishing, 2014) (with Yeo Tiong Min)(forthcoming)
  • ‘Equity and Trusts - Dreaming and Building a Singapore Equitable Jurisdiction’ in Goh Yihan and Paul Tan (eds), The Development of Singapore Law: Twenty Years of the Application of English Law Act (Academy Publishing) (forthcoming)


  • ‘Singapore: Remedialism and Remedial Constructive Trust’ (2014) Trusts & Trustees (Asia Special Issue, forthcoming)(invited submission)
  • ‘Further Reflections on the Hastings-Bass rule, Rescission for Mistake and Rectification’ (2014) Journal of Equity (1st issue)(forthcoming)
  • ‘The Pallant v Morgan Equity Reconsidered’ (2013) 33 Legal Studies 549-571
  • ‘Use Value of Money – The Defence of Exhaustion of Benefits’ [2012] Restitution Law Review 99-111
  • ‘Liability for Work Done Where Contract is Denied – Contractual and Restitutionary Approaches’ [2012] Lloyd’s Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly 289-316 (with Yihan Goh)
  • ‘Use Value of Money in the Law of Unjust Enrichment’ (2010) 30 Legal Studies 586-609

Case notes

  • Marley v Rawlings: Reflections from Singapore’ [2014] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (forthcoming)(with Yihan Goh)
  • ‘Default Standards for Non-absolute Obligation Clauses?’ [2014] Lloyd’s Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly (forthcoming, August issue)(with Yihan Goh)
  • ‘Dealing with Unforeseen Circumstances: Contractual Construction and Equitable Adjustment’ [2014] Journal of Business Law 83-91 (with Goh Yihan)
  • ‘”Less than Straightforward’ People, Facts and Trusts: Reflections on Context” [2013] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 431-439 (with James Lee)
  • ‘Past Consideration or Unconnected Consideration: Rainforest Trading Ltd v State Bank of India Singapore [2012] 2 SLR 713’ (2012) 24 Singapore Academy Law Journal 553-565 (with Goh Yihan)
  • ‘The Rules Applying to Unmarried Cohabitants’ Family Home: Jones v Kernott [2011] UKSC 53’ [2012] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 159-167
  • ‘Suing the Third Party for Improvements to Land: Costello v MacDonald [2011] EWCA Civ 930’ [2011] Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal 217-222
  • ‘Restitution for Victims of Fraud’ [2011] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 570-580
  • ‘Defective Decision-making and Mistakes’ (2011) 5 Journal of Equity 160-167
  •  ‘The Spiliada Principle Clarified’ (2011) Singapore Legal Watch (online)

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