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Dr Alison Lui

Dr Alison Lui

Telephone: 0151 231 3288

Biography

Alison is a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law. She is the module leader for Intellectual Property (level 6) and Employment Law (level 6); Banks and Financial Services Regulation (level 6) on the LL.B. She is the module leader of Legal Research Skills for Practitioners on the LL.M. She is the subject leader of the LPC Employment Law elective. Alison teaches Company Law (level 6), Law of Financial Crime (level 6) and Introduction to Business Law (Level 5). She also teaches on Global Financial Law and International Financial Crime on the LL.M.

Alison supervises students on the LL.B, LL.M and PhD levels. She has externally examined a PhD thesis from Deakin University, Australia. Alison is a Max Planck Fellow; Inner Temple Academic Fellow; Churchill Fellow; LJMU Early Career Fellow and has won several LJMU research grants. She has published a monograph with Routledge, various book chapters and many peer reviewed articles in top journals such as the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, Information and Communications Technology Law, Journal of Banking Regulation and Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. In particular, her monograph is listed as one of the best Banking Law books and one of the best selling Banking Law books of all time: https://www.routledge.com/law/posts/13691.

Alison has presented papers at top universities and organisations such as the World Bank; Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania; INSEAD; Max Planck Institute; Cambridge; Bristol; Warwick; the Inner Temple. Alison has been interviewed by the BBC for her insight into Employment and Intellectual Property matters. In 2018, the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee Digital Currency Inquiry accepted her written evidence on regulating digital currency.

Alison is an Employability Officer in the Law School, the Sandwich Year Placement tutor and the International Mobility Co-ordinator. She was a Visiting Lecturer at the Tianjin University of Commerce, China.

Languages

Chinese (Cantonese)
German
French
Chinese (Mandarin)

Degrees

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD
London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, LL.M (Corporate and Commercial Law)
University of Bristol, United Kingdom, LL.B (European Legal Studies)

Academic appointments

External Examiner, Cardiff University, 2017 - present
External Examiner, University of West of England, 2015 - present
Reviewer, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 2015 - present
Chief Examiner in Employment Law, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, 2013 - present

Publications

Highlighted publications

Lui A. 2016. Financial stability and prudential regulation: A comparative approach to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Germany (Listed as one of the best Banking Law books and one of the best selling Banking Law books of all time: https://www.routledge.com/law/posts/13691.) :1-213 9781317480235 >DOI

Chapters

Lui A, Apampa S. 2019. Fighting corruption with better whistleblowing legislation in Nigeria: A comparative approach with the UK Ryder N, Pasculli L. Corruption, Integrity and The Law: Global Regulatory Challenges Routledge. UK

Lui A. The importance of whistleblowers in uncovering misconduct in Potemkin villages Ryder N, Turksen U, Tucker J. The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - Legislative and Policy Responses Routledge

Lui A. ‘Oriental Pearls of Wisdom: Interview with The Honorable Mr Justice Michael Lunn, Justice of Appeal of the Court of Appeal of the High Court in Hong Kong’ Trends in the Judiciary Taylor and Francis

Other

Lui A. 2018. House of Commons Treasury Select Committee Digital Currency Inquiry, Written Evidence.

Journal article

Lui A, Lamb G. 2018. Artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence collaboration: Regaining trust and confidence in the financial sector Information and Communications Technology Law, >DOI

Arsalidou D, Lui A. 2018. Post Brexit Britain and the Pay Culture: Challenges and Opportunities Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 69 (2) :107-125

Lui A. 2015. Cross-border voting chains and the case for improving the quality of shareholder engagement International Journal of Corporate Governance, 6 :70-85

Lui A. 2014. Protecting whistle-blowers in the UK financial industry International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 11 :195-210 >DOI

Lui A. 2013. Macro and micro prudential regulatory failures between banks in the United Kingdom and Australia 2004-2009 Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 21 :241-258 >DOI

Lui A. 2012. Single or twin? the UK financial regulatory landscape after the financial crisis of 2007-2009 (This article is the fifth most downloaded article from the LJMU website) Journal of Banking Regulation, 13 :24-35 >DOI

Lui A. 2012. Retail ring-fencing of banks and its implications Journal of Banking Regulation, 13 :336-348 >DOI

Lui A. 2011. Turmoil in the financial world: Financial innovation, multiple principal-agent problems and regulator dialectic Poznan University of Economic Review, 11 :47-72

Lui A. Greed, recklessness and/or dishonesty? An investigation into the micro-regulation and culture of five UK banks between 2004-2009 Journal of Banking Regulation, >DOI

Lui A. Macro and micro prudential regulatory failures amongst financial institutions in the United Kingdom: Lessons from Australia Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 3

Internet publication

Lui A. 2017. Removing class bias in algorithms? >Link

Lui A. 2016. UK fight to keep financial sector lead should spur more funds for regulation in The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/uk-fight-to-keep-financial-sector-lead-should-spur-more-funds-for-regulation-62653.

Book

Lui A. 2016. Financial stability and prudential regulation: A comparative approach to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Germany (Listed as one of the best Banking Law books and one of the best selling Banking Law books of all time: https://www.routledge.com/law/posts/13691.) :1-213 9781317480235 >DOI

Report

Lui A, Fullbrook M, Spirrizzi A. 2011. Auditor Independence in Canada since 2004

Thesis/Dissertation

Lui A. Regulation and Corporate Governance: A Case Study of the UK Banking Industry

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Fellowships:

Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Max Planck Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

Winston Churchill Fellowship, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Other invited event:

Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twin peaks in practice'

The impact of ‘gig economy’ crowd workers in large corporations, Cambridge University, UK, Keynote speaker at the Annual International Conference on Law, Economics and Politics. Topic: ‘The impact of ‘gig economy’ crowd workers in large corporations’

Corporate Governance & Global Financial Crisis Conference at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Corporate Governance, the crisis cycle and isomorphism: a case study of the UK and Nigerian banking sectors 2007 – 2010’.

INSEAD/EABIS 10th Annual Colloquium, Fontainebleau, Paris, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘‘Better protection for whistle-blowers to improve corporate governance—A comparative approach between the United Kingdom and Nigeria’

World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries, Vienna, Guest speaker at the World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries held in Vienna. The round table meeting contributed towards a publication, which is a global knowledge tool to build capacity of banks with bank subsidiaries. It also offers practical guidance to respond to the challenges of bank subsidiary governance. Topic: Retail ring-fencing of banks

International Corporate Governance Network Academic Conference in Amsterdam on cross-border voting and shareholder engagement, Amsterdam, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Cross-border voting and shareholder engagement’

Professional activities

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

HEA grant for employability and social media, Higher Education Academy

Runner-up in the British Federation of Women Graduates Travel Bursary Competition, British Federation of Women Graduates

Conference organisation:

Hans-Boeckler Foundation ‘Pre-Brexit’ Colloquium, LJMU. Topic: ‘The impact of Brexit on the UK financial sector’, Co-organiser and guest speaker

Timeliness and timelessness-Corporate governance and regulatory challenges after the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and Brexit, Organiser, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/corporate-governance-and-financial-regulation-conference

Socio-Legal Studies Association Conferences, Convenor of the Banking and Finance stream

A new employability model for the twenty-first century: the importance of social media and digital employability skills

Editorial boards:

Centre for Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence, Editorial Board Member and Conference Management Committee Member

Global Business Research Journals, Member of the Editorial Review & Advisory Board for Conferences

External collaboration:

Coventry Univesity, Professor Umut Turksen-- EU Horizon 2020 Project of £3 million: Contribution to case studies on tax crimes

External PGR examinations performed:

Deakin University, PhD, Assessment and Theories of China’s Compliance with WTO in Financial Services’

Fellowships:

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Royal Society of Arts

Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Max Planck Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

Liverpool John Moores Early Career Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University

Winston Churchill Fellowship, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Media Coverage:

BBC Radio Merseyside on the role of trade unions in modern society, 2015

Interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside in June 2014 about the employment law changes brought by the coalition government

Interviewed by BBC Radio Merseyside in December 2012 about the trade mark of Liverpool Football Club.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Royal Society of Arts

Member, Liverpool Law Society Employment Law Committee

Member, Law Society of England and Wales

Member, Society of Legal Scholars

Other invited event:

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings", Max Planck Institute, Munich, Presentation on 'Robo-advice and social trading: A happy co-existence?'

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Lecture, Inner Temple, London, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Of trust and confidence in artificial intelligence'

Researcher Links Workshop on Developing an Agenda for FinTech Research in Emerging Economies, Malaysia, Guest speaker. Topic: 'FinTech, Artificial Intelligence and the Law in the Financial Industry'.

Critical Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Network Conference, Canterbury Christ Church University, Guest speaker on 'Greed, recklessness and/or dishonesty? An investigation into the culture of five UK banks between 2004-2009'

Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twin peaks in practice'

A Celebration of Women's Research at LJMU, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, Guest speaker. Topic: 'Artificial intelligence in the financial industry'

International Conference on Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Singapore, Guest speaker on the topic of corporate governance in technology driven challenger banks

The impact of ‘gig economy’ crowd workers in large corporations, Cambridge University, UK, Keynote speaker at the Annual International Conference on Law, Economics and Politics. Topic: ‘The impact of ‘gig economy’ crowd workers in large corporations’

UWE Guest Lecture-‘Was Australia lucky in the financial crisis of 2007-2009?, University of West of England, Guest speaker at University of West of England: ‘Was Australia lucky in the financial crisis of 2007-2009?-- A comparative analysis between the Australian and UK financial regulatory structures and responses’

Institutional Change in the European Transition Economics, Poznan University of Economics, Poland, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Turmoil in the financial world: Financial Innovation, multiple principal-agent problems and regulatory dialectic’

Corporate Governance & Global Financial Crisis Conference at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Corporate Governance, the crisis cycle and isomorphism: a case study of the UK and Nigerian banking sectors 2007 – 2010’.

Second Corporate Governance and Finance Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Guest speaker. Financial development and financial stability: Is the ‘twin peaks’ regulatory approach the most suitable one for the financial sector in the United Kingdom and Australia?

Warwick University’s conference on ‘Sovereign Debt and the Banking Crisis, Warwick University, Coventry, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Macro and micro prudential regulatory failures amongst financial institutions in the United Kingdom: Lessons from Australia’

INSEAD/EABIS 10th Annual Colloquium, Fontainebleau, Paris, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘‘Better protection for whistle-blowers to improve corporate governance—A comparative approach between the United Kingdom and Nigeria’

World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries, Vienna, Guest speaker at the World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries held in Vienna. The round table meeting contributed towards a publication, which is a global knowledge tool to build capacity of banks with bank subsidiaries. It also offers practical guidance to respond to the challenges of bank subsidiary governance. Topic: Retail ring-fencing of banks

International Corporate Governance Network Academic Conference in Amsterdam on cross-border voting and shareholder engagement, Amsterdam, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Cross-border voting and shareholder engagement’

University of West of England’s conference: ‘The global financial crisis and white collar crime’, University of West of England, Bristol, Guest speaker. Topic: ‘Protecting whistleblowers in the UK financial industry’

Other Professional Activity:

Member of the Financial Crime Research Network, University of West of England

Erasmus+ Teaching Scheme at Tuebingen University, Germany, May-June 2017

Convenor of the Banking and Finance stream of Socio-Legal Studies Association

Reviewer of Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Breaking the Oligopoly? The Use of Technology by ‘Challenger Banks’ in the UK and Canada, Grant value (£): 2000

Liverpool John Moores University Student Union, Change Liverpool--Improving employability of Law School students, Grant value (£): 879

Liverpool John Moores University, The ethical, legal and technical challenges of artificial intelligence in the financial industry, Grant value (£): 2000

Society of Legal Scholars, Timeliness and timelessness-Corporate governance and regulatory challenges after the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and Brexit, Grant value (£): 750

Liverpool John Moores University, Timeliness and timelessness-Corporate governance and regulatory challenges after the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and Brexit, Grant value (£): 2,000