Professor Edwin Simpson

Tutor in Law and Tutor for Graduates


BCL MA, Barrister

Academic Background

Edwin Simpson read law at Christ Church from 1985 to 1988 and the BCL in 1989.  

He is a member of Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Bar in 1990.

He was Junior Censor from 2003 to 2005 and Senior Censor from 2005 to 2007.

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Oxford University Centre for  Business Taxation.

Undergraduate Teaching

Trusts, Taxation Law and Jurisprudence  

Research Interests

Trusts and Tax law

Publications include:

Lewin on Trusts (17th edn) with Mowbray, Tucker and Le Poidevin, Sweet & Maxwell 2000;

'Conflicts' in Breach of Trust, Birks and Pretto, Hart Publishing 2002;

'Tackling Avoidance' in Getzler, Essays in Honour of Edward Burn, OUP 2003;

'The Ramsay Principle: a Curious Incident of Judicial Reticence?' [2004] BTR 358.


Music, cricket and highway law