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Gail Pearson

Gail Pearson


Rm 514
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 6239
Fax +61 2 9351 7473


Professor Gail Pearson  (BA (Hons), PHD, LLB) is a leading academic in the fields of financial  services, commercial and consumer laws. She is the author of Pearson, G  Financial Services Law and Compliance Cambridge University Press 2009, Pearson, Fisher and Ali Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials (ed2) Lawbook 2004, the major Australian text in  this area and also of Consumer  Protection Law, ed 5 Federation 1998 (with Goldring, Maher and  McKeough). She has published numerous articles in Australian and international journals including a pieces on risk, self regulation and innovation in financial services.

Gail Pearson is a  former Member of the Fair Trading Tribunal of New South Wales (now Consumer Trader and  Tenancy Tribunal), the chief venue for resolving consumer disputes. She is currently a member of the Fair Trading Advisory Council (a statutory advisory committee to the Minister for Fair Trading) and a member of the consultative committee to the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal. She is on the Executive Board of the International Association of Consumer Law(Helsinki) and the Consumer Committee of the International Law Association (London).

Research Expertise

  • Commercial law
  • Consumer law
  • Contracts
  • Financial services law

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