Dr Tatiana Cutts

Dr Tatiana Cutts

Assistant Professor of Law

Department of Law

Room No
New Academic Building 7.35
English, French
Key Expertise
Technology and law, Equity, contracts, torts, restitution, monetary theory

About me

Tatiana joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2016. Prior to that she was a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, and a senior lecturer at Keble College, University of Oxford. She received her D.Phil, entitled “The Role of Tracing in Claiming” from the University of Oxford in 2015. She is an Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple, and convenor of the Society of Legal Scholars Restitution subject section. In 2016, Tatiana was awarded the Modern Law Review Wedderburn Prize  for her article "Tracing, Value and Transactions".

Administrative support: Anastasia Siapka

Research Interests

Tatiana’s research interest spans several areas of private law, primarily within the context of modern monetary practices. She is particularly interested in monetary theory and digital commerce, and is involved in various policy-facing projects concerning applications of distributed ledger technology

Monetary Theory, Payment Systems, Digital Commerce, (Real and Personal) Property, Equity, Unjust Enrichment, Torts, Contract, Commercial Law. 

External activities

Convenor: SLS Restitution section;

Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple.




  • 'Smart contracts and Consumers' LSE Law Working Paper Series 01/2019
  • 'Materially Identical to Mistaken Payment' Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2020) [forthcoming]
  • 'Use Value and Interest in Unjust Enrichment' Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly (2019) [forthcoming]
  • 'Degenerate Contracts and Liberal Code' West Virginia Law Review (2019) [forthcoming]
  • 'Dummy asset tracing' L.Q.R. (2019) 135 (Jan) pp.140-165; first published as a working paper: 'Dummy asset tracing' LSE Law Working Paper Series 04/2018
  • 'Modern money had and received' (2018) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 38 (1) pp.1-25
  • 'Tracing, Value and transactions' (2016) 79 The Modern Law Review 381-405
  • A Compromise of Principle?’ (2013) 1 Lloyds Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly 17 (note) ITS Ltd v GP Noble Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 195  
  • 'Untangling Tracing: Rights and Value’ (2013) 129 Law Quarterly Review 176 (note) Relfo v Varsani [2012] EWHC 2168 (Ch) 
  • 'The Nature of Equitable Property: A Functional Analysis’ (2012) 6 Journal of Equity 44-74.
  • ‘Wrotham Park Damages: Compensatory, Restitutionary or a Substitute for the Value of the Infringement of the Right?’ (2010) 2 Lloyds Maritime Commercial Law Quarterly 215 (note) Pell Frischmann Engineering Ltd v Bow Valley Iran Ltd [2009] UKPC 45 
  • 'Carpe Diem: Criterion Properties and the Future of Knowing Receipt' (2010) 

Smart Contracts and Consumers