Professor Hector MacQueen is Professor of Private Law at Edinburgh Law School. He has taught in the Edinburgh Law School since 1979. He was Dean of the Law School from 1999 to 2003, and Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Humanities and Social Science in Edinburgh University from 2004 to 2008. Hector was a full-time Commissioner with the Scottish Law Commission from 2009 to 2017. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Vice-President (Humanities) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has published extensively in various areas of private law, including contract, delict and unjustified enrichment.