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Dr Alison Lui

Dr Alison Lui

Telephone: 0151 231 3288

Biography

Alison is the module leader for Intellectual Property (level 6) and Employment Law (level 6) on the LL.B and LL.M and Legal Research Skills for Practitioners on the LL.M. She is a joint module leader for LL.B Banks and Financial Services Regulation and joint subject leader of the LPC Employment Law elective. Alison also teaches Company Law (level 6), Law of Banks and Financial Services (level 6) and Introduction to Business Law (Level 5). Alison supervises students on the LL.B, LL.M and PhD levels.

Alison is one of the Employability Officers in the Law School, the Sandwich Year Placement tutor and the International Mobility Co-ordinator.

Since 2013, Alison is a Visiting Lecturer at 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, University of West of England, 2015 - present
Reviewer, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 2015 - present
External Examiner, Coventry University, 2014 - present
Chief Examiner in Employment Law, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, 2013 - present

Publications

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

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 :1-213 9781317480235 >DOI

Journal article

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

Arsalidou D, Lui A. Post Brexit Britain and the Pay Culture: Challenges and Opportunities Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly,

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

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:

Award title: Outstanding Reviewer Award, Awarding body: Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Organisation: The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

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

Fellowship title: Winston Churchill Fellowship, Organisation: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Other invited event:

Title of event: Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Location: Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Description: Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twins peaks in practice'

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

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

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

Title of event: World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries, Location: Vienna, Description: 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

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

Professional activities

Award:

Award title: Outstanding Reviewer Award, Awarding body: Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance

Award title: HEA grant for employability and social media, Awarding body: Higher Education Academy

Award title: Runner-up in the British Federation of Women Graduates Travel Bursary Competition, Awarding body: British Federation of Women Graduates

Conference organisation:

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

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

Conference name: Socio-Legal Studies Association Conferences, Position: Convenor of the Banking and Finance stream

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

Editorial boards:

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

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Deakin University, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Assessment and Theories of China’s Compliance with WTO in Financial Services’

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Organisation: Royal Society of Arts

Fellowship title: Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, Organisation: The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

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

Fellowship title: Liverpool John Moores Early Career Fellowship, Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University

Fellowship title: Winston Churchill Fellowship, Organisation: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Media Coverage:

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

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

Media coverage: 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:

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

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

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

Title of event: Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Location: Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Description: Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twins peaks in practice'

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

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

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

Title of event: UWE Guest Lecture-‘Was Australia lucky in the financial crisis of 2007-2009?, Location: University of West of England, Description: 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’

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

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

Title of event: Second Corporate Governance and Finance Conference, Location: Melbourne, Australia, Description: 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?

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

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

Title of event: World Bank High Level Meeting on Governance of Bank Subsidiaries, Location: Vienna, Description: 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

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

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

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Member of the Financial Crime Research Network, University of West of England

Describe the Professional Activities: Erasmus+ Teaching Scheme at Tuebingen University, Germany, May-June 2017

Describe the Professional Activities: Convenor of the Banking and Finance stream of Socio-Legal Studies Association

Describe the Professional Activities: 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