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Mr Ken Yin


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5361, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.202
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5361
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.202  


Mr Kenneth Yin is a Lecturer in the School of Business and Law.


By appointment.


Ken joined the School of Law and Justice at Edith Cowan University in January 2010.

Ken was admitted in 1984 and practised as a solicitor until 1997. From 1997 until 2009, he practised as a barrister from Francis Burt Chambers. He remained a member of those chambers as a door tenant until his retirement from legal practice altogether in June 2013. Ken has frequently appeared as counsel in most of the state superior courts, in particular the District and Supreme Courts, but also in the Federal Court. Ken had a general commercial practice covering most areas of commercial disputes and maintains a keen interest in commercial practice generally.

Outside of his work life, Ken was a member of the Australian Army Reserve, having attained the rank of Major before retiring. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Military Law from the University of Melbourne.

Current teaching

  • Contract Law 1
  • Contract Law 2
  • Remedies
  • Legal Process

Awards and recognition

  • 2013 - Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Poll, Sixth ranked ECU lecturer
  • 2011 - Faculty of Business and Law, Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2011 - Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Poll, Ranked second ECU Lecturer


  • Graduate Diploma in Military Law, The University of Melbourne, 2002.
  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia, 1984.
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence with Second class Honours, The University of Western Australia, 1983.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Yin, K., (2016), When is termination of a breached contract a prerequisite for the recovery of damages?. Australian Bar Review, 41(2016), 179-199, LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Yin, K., (2015), Specific performance in favour of a purchaser under a contract for the transfer of land - An analysis of the present Australian position. Australian Bar Review, 41(2015), 79-101, Chatswood, Sydney, LexisNexis Butterworths.
  • Yin, K., (2014), Recent developments in the phenomenon of agreement, and the practical effect of these on the scope of estoppel-based relief in Australia. Australian Bar Review, 38(3), 299 - 318, Chatswood, NSW, LexisNexis Butterworths.
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