Dr Andrew  Summers

Dr Andrew Summers

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 6.06
Key Expertise
Taxation of wealth; domicile and residence (tax); law of damages

About me

My teaching and research covers two main areas: private law and tax.

My doctoral research was on private law, particularly the law of damages. I have published several articles on various aspects of private law spanning contract, torts and trusts, and am currently finishing a book on ‘Mitigation in the Law of Damages’ (forthcoming OUP 2019). I am also interested in private law theory, particularly the concepts of loss and causation. I teach an undergraduate course on Law of Obligations and a master’s course on Commercial Remedies.

I also teach and research in tax law and policy. I teach a master’s course on Taxation of Wealth, which aims to evaluate wealth tax policies using a wide range of academic perspectives, including political theory, economics and sociology, as well as law. I also teach a Summer School course on Introduction to Tax Policy. My research focuses on wealth taxes, and also on various aspects of international personal taxation, particularly tax policies relating to residence and domicile.

Before arriving at LSE, I did my undergraduate degree in Law at Cambridge (2005-08), and my master’s degree in Law at Oxford (2009-10). I completed my doctorate at Corpus Christi College Oxford, where I also taught as a College Lecturer (2011-2014). I joined LSE as an Assistant Professor in 2014. In 2016, I got married and took my wife’s name (…we flipped a coin). Consequently, my publications prior to 2016 are listed under my previous name, Andrew Dyson.

I co-convene the Private Law Forum and the Tax Seminar Programme in the Law Department, and I am an Associate Member of the International Inequalities Institute.

Administrative support: Sarah Lee

Research interests

  • Taxation of wealth
  • International personal taxation
  • Contract, tort, trusts
  • Private law theory



  • Mitigation in the Law of Damages (OUP, 2019) [forthcoming]
  • Defences in Contract (Hart Publishing, 2017) (edited with James Goudkamp & Frederick Wilmot-Smith)
  • Defences in Unjust Enrichment(Hart Publishing, 2016) (edited with James Goudkamp & Frederick Wilmot-Smith)
  • Defences in Tort (Hart Publishing, 2015) (edited with James Goudkamp & Frederick Wilmot-Smith)