Dr Aisha Shah

Lecturer in Law

School of Law

Contact Details

email: s.shah@worc.ac.uk

Aisha’s research interests lie in the field of English Private Law and in particular claims for restitution in equity, trusts and unjust enrichment.

Her doctoral research is titled ‘Proprietary Claims and Restitution’ and focuses on the availability of proprietary responses in the law of unjust enrichment. Her research uses the classic example of the mistaken payment as the basis for developing her approach and builds upon the work of the late Professor Peter Birks.


PhD Proprietary Claims and Unjust Enrichment (Pass with no corrections).

LLB Law with Management (First Class Honours).


Teaching Activity

Aisha teaches Contract Law, Land Law, and Equity & Trusts and is the Module Leader for Land Law.

Teaching Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2019).
  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching Practice (2017).

Research Interests

  • Equity
  • Private law
  • Property
  • Trusts
  • Unjust Enrichment

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

  • A Shah (2017), ‘Proprietary Restitution and Receipt by Insolvent Agents: Angove’s Pty Ltd v Bailey’ Trust Law International, 31 (1), 30-36.          

Conference papers

  • A Shah, ‘The Ex parte James Principle and Insolvency Priority’, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Restitution Section), September 2020.
  • A Shah, ‘Proprietary Restitution for Mistaken Payments’, Modern Studies in Property Law (Postgraduate stream), University College London, April 2018.       
  • S A Shah, ‘Explaining the Basis of Proprietary Restitution’, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Restitution Section), University of Oxford, September 2016.


  • A Shah, ‘Proprietary Restitution for Mistaken Payments’, Modern Studies in Property Law, University College London, April 2018.
  • A Shah, ‘Mistaken Payments: Proprietary Restitution and the Role of Conscience’, Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate Legal Research Conference, June 2016.


  • 2015: Dean’s Law Scholarship.
  • 2015: Oxford University Press Prize for Final Year Student Achieving Highest Overall Mark in Law Modules in the LLB Programme at Aston University.
  • 2014: Thomson Reuters’ Prize for Best Second Year Student.
  • 2013: St Philips Chambers’ Prize for Best Performance in the First Year Constitutional and Administrative Law Module.