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Gail Pearson

Gail Pearson

BA (Hons) Qld. LLB UNSW PhD JNU
Professor

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

Telephone +61 2 9036 6239
Fax +61 2 9351 7473
gail.pearson@sydney.edu.au


Bio

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).

Publications

2014

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2014 'Consultation for a Code - Nineteenth Century Consultations on the Proposed Commercial Laws' in Ideas Institutions and Processes: Essays in memory of Satish Saberwal (9th edition), ed. N Jayaram, Orient Blackswan, India, pp. 115-37

Pearson G 2014 'Why India does not have much in common with Australia and how this is important' in Hullabaloo: The Fuss About the India-Australia Relationship, ed. Marlene Kanga and Amitabh Mattoo, Australia India Institute, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 78-85

2013

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2013 'Financial Literacy, Consumer Banking and Financial Advice' in Consumer Law & Policy in Australia and New Zealand, ed. Justin Malbon and Luke Nottage, The Federation Press , Sydney, Australia, pp. 262-87

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2013 'Regarding Unfair Terms in Financial Services Contracts', The University of Western Australia Law Review, vol.37:1, pp. 216-28

Batten R and Pearson G 2013 'Financial Advice in Australia: Principles to Proscription; Managing to Banning', St John’s Law Review, vol.87:2 & 3

2012

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2012 'Australia’s National Report' in The Global Financial Crisis and the Need for Consumer Regulation: New Developments on International Protection of Consumers, ed. Lima Marques C, Fernandez Arroyo D.P, Ramsay I & Pearson G, Orquestra Editora, Asuncion, Paraguay, pp. 361-76

3
Edited Book/s

Lima Marques C, Fernandez Arroyo DP, Ramsay I and Pearson G 2012 'The Global Financial Crisis and the Need for Consumer Regulation: New Developments on International Protection of Consumers', Orquestra Editora, Asuncion, Paraguay

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2012 'Suitable for an Individual or Acceptable for All? A Response to Nottage and Kozuka', Australian Product Liability Reporter, vol.22:8, pp. 266-8

Pearson G 2012 'Business Self-Regulation', Australian Journal of Administrative Law, vol.20:1, pp. 34-45 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Pearson G 2012 'Responsible lending and overindebtedness: New Developments in Australian credit law', Plenary Brazilcon Conference, Natal, Brazil, 1st January 2012-31st December 2012

Pearson G 2012 'Business Self Regulation', Seminar Advanced Administrative Law, University of New South Wales, Australia, 1st January 2012-31st December 2012

Pearson G and Batten R 2012 'Financial Advice in Australia', Symposium on the Regulation of Financial Advice, New York, United States, 12th October 2012

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Pearson G 2012 'A Single Site: Modernising Law', Legal Histories of the British Empire Conference, Singapore, 7th July 2012

2011

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2011 'Streamlining Consumer Law Rules: An Australian Perspective' in Global Perspectives in Consumer Law, ed. K. Vidyullatha Reddy, Vijender Kumar & V. Balakista Reddy, S. Gogia & Company, Hyderabad, India, pp. 1-40

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2011 'Relevance of Mackenzie Chalmers to Australian law', The Australian Law Journal, vol.85:2, pp. 97-104

5
Conference Paper/s

Pearson G 2011 'Protecting and Utilising Deposits', Australasian Consumer Law Roundtable, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 30th November 2011

Pearson G 2011 'Nineteenth century codification of commercial laws – business and the state', Private Law Conference: Private and Public Law - Intersections in Law and Method, University of Queensland , Australia, 22nd July 2011

Pearson G 2011 'The US and European financial crisis: some responses from Australia', 13th International Conference on Consumer Law 2011, London, United Kingdom, 29th June 2011

2010

1
Book/s

Pearson G, Fisher S, Peden E and Tolhurst GJ 2010 'Commercial Law: Commentary and Materials, 3rd Edition', Thomson Reuters, Australia, pp. i - 1245

Pearson G and Batten R 2010 'Understanding Australian Consumer Credit Law: A practical guide to the National Consumer Credit reforms', CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney, Australia, pp. 326

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2010 'Book Review: Product Liability In The Asia-Pacific (3rd edition) by Jocelyn Kellam, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, ISBN 9781862877627, 2009', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol.15

Pearson G 2010 'Reading Suitability against Fitness for Purpose – The Evolution of a Rule', The Sydney Law Review, vol.32:2, pp. 311-34

5
Conference Paper/s

Pearson G 2010 'Innovation and Regulation – Meanings and Contracts', The University of Sydney Academic Partnerships, Foundations for the Future, New Dehli, India, 3rd November 2010

Pearson G 2010 'Responsible Lending – a Comparative International Perspective On Ability to Pay', 5th Australasian Roundtable on Consumer Law, University of Western Australia , Australia, 4th September 2010

Pearson G 2010 'Panel Presentation- Risk Regulation and Compliance in the pursuit of innovation in retail financial services (Panel Discussion with Ian Gilbert Head of Retail Regulatory Policy, Australian Bankers Association; Mark Degotardi Head of Public Afffairs)', ABACUS 8th Annual Retail Financial Services Forum, 1st August 2010

2009

1
Book/s

Pearson G 2009 'Financial Services Law and Compliance In Australia', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 572

5
Conference Paper/s

Pearson G 2009 'Fitness for Purpose – Indian versus Anglo-Australian Contract Law', 4th National Consumer Law Roundtable, 5th December 2009

Pearson G 2009 'Too Big to Fail – What does this mean for Financial Citizens?', Institute of Compliance Professionals of Australasia Annual Conference (invited presentation), 13th October 2009

Pearson G 2009 'Forms of Knowledge – Making Global commercial Law Rules: India and England in the Nineteenth Century', National University Singapore, Singapore, 12th September 2009

Pearson G 2009 'Suitability as Consumer Protection – Generating statutory Rules', Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia, 18th July 2009

Pearson G 2009 'Financial Citizenship - Some thoughts pre and post the global financial crisis', 3rd National Consumer Law Roundtable, 12th February 2009

Pearson G 2009 'First Steps in Global Rules – Making the Indian Contract Act, Part 1', Inaugural Law and Social Sciences Network Conference LASSNET, Centre for Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 11th January 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Pearson G 2009 'Streamlining consumer law rules: an Australian perspective', 12th International Association of Consumer Law Conference, Hyderabad, India, 27th February 2009

2008

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2008 'Financial Literacy and the Creation of Financial Citizens' in The Future of Consumer Credit Regulation: Creative Approaches to Emerging Problems, ed. M.Kelly-Louw, J.Nehf and P.Rott , Ashgate, London, United Kingdom, pp. 3-27

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G and Elliot S 2008 'Developing a Globally-Competitive Financial Services Sector: Managing the Tension between Innovation and Regulation through Self-Regulation', Economic Papers:Special Ed. 2008 (June 2008), pp. 53-69

Pearson G 2008 'Risco e o Consumidor na Reforma do Sistema Financeiro Australiano', Revista de Direito do Consumidor, vol.68, pp. 38

Pearson G 2008 'Reconceiving Regulation: Financial Literacy', Macquarie Law Journal (special issue), vol.8, pp. 45-58

5
Conference Paper/s

Pearson G 2008 'Searching for Mackenzie Chalmers', Centre for Legal Biography, London School of Economics, United Kingdom, 1st January 2008-31st December 2008

Pearson G 2008 'Is There a Global Financial Citizen?', 73rd International Law Association Biennial Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21st August 2008

Pearson G 2008 'Consumer Protection Law in Australia', Faculty of Law, University of Rio Grande du Sul, Porto Allegre , Brazil, 13th August 2008

Pearson G 2008 'Regulation of Consumer Credit in Australia – No Sub-Prime Crisis Imminent', Emerging Issues in Subprime and Predatory Lending Research Conference, Seton Hall Law School, New Jersey , United States, 13th May 2008

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2007 'Consumer Law in the 21st century: Challenges and Opportunities', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol.15:1, pp. 1-6

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2006 'Risk and the consumer in Australian financial services reform', Sydney Law Review, vol.28:1, pp. 99-137 Link

Pearson G 2006 'The Place of codes of Conduct in Regulating Financial Services', Griffith Law Review, vol.15:2, pp. 333-369

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2005 'The ambit of unconscionability in relation to financial services', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol.23:2, pp. 195-219

Pearson G 2005 'Consumer expectations and risk in implantable surgical devices: Courtney v. Medtel and Carey-Hazell', Competition & Consumer Law Journal, vol.13:2, pp. 139-157

2004

1
Book/s

Pearson G, Fisher S and Ali P 2004 'Commercial law: Commentary and materials', Law Book Co, pp. 1352

2
Book Section/s

Pearson G 2004 'Tradition, law and female suffrage movement in India' in Women's suffrage in Asia: Gender, nationalism and democracy, ed. M Roces and L Edwards, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 195-219

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Pearson G 2003 'The pregnant preposition and the definite and indefinite article: Sections 82 and 87 of the TPA damages for the whole or the part of the loss', Competition and Consumer Law Journal, vol.11:2, pp. 163-186

Pearson G 2003 'Finance brokers - a regulatory anomaly', Journal of Banking & Finance Law and Practice, vol.14:1, pp. 200-208

Pearson G 2003 'Constructive possession and constructive delivery in transfer of title to goods', The University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol.26:1, pp. 159-178

Research Expertise

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

Recent Units Taught