Dr Andrew Hicks

Lecturer and Skills Integration Co-ordinator

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
  • The Law School


Dr Andrew Hicks has been a lecturer in the Law School since 1998. He researches primarily in the fields of fiduciary law, restitution, the law of trusts and behavioural economics. His recent research examined the role of the constructive trust as a remedy for acquisitive breaches of fiduciary obligation. Dr Hicks is currently applying cognitive and social psychology concepts to better understand the role of law in the regulation of fiduciaries.

Undergraduate - Introduction to Law and its Study - Law of Trusts - Dissertation (Semester 1) - Dissertation (Semester 2)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Do constructive trusts deter disloyalty?

Hicks, A. D. (2018). Do constructive trusts deter disloyalty?. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69(2), 147-173

Proprietary relief in Boardman v Phipps

Hicks, A. (2014). Proprietary relief in Boardman v Phipps. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 65(1), 1-21

Postgraduate supervision

Andrew is keen to hear from prospective research students who wish to pursue doctoral research in any of the following areas. Fiduciary law, particularly the nature and theory of fiduciary obligation and the regulation of fiduciaries; the law of trusts, particularly breach of trust and proprietary claims; and behavioural law and economics / cognitive and social psychological approaches to law.