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Dr Alison Lui

Dr Alison Lui

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Biography

Alison is a Reader in Corporate and Financial Law. She was the Interim Associate Dean (Global Engagement) for the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. Alison 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. On the LL.M, she is the module leader of Legal Research Skills for Practitioners; International Corporate Governance (level 7) and International Labour Law (level 7).

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 and Indus News for her insight into Employment; Intellectual Property and Financial Regulation matters. In 2018 and 2019, the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee Digital Currency Inquiry and the Automation and Work Inquiry accepted her written evidence.

Alison is the Sandwich Year Placement tutor and the International Mobility Co-ordinator in Law.

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 Leeds, 2018 - present
External Examiner, Cardiff University, 2017 - present
External Examiner, University of Northampton, 2016 - present
Reviewer, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 2015 - present
Chief Examiner in Employment Law, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, 2013 - 2019

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://bookauthority.org/books/best-banking-law-books ) :1-213 9781317480235 DOI

Chapters

Lui A. 2020. Fear, futility and frustration: Concerns of UK whistle-blowers in finance Grasso C. Whistle-blowers: Voices of Justice Springer

Lui A, Turksen U. 2019. Vulnerabilities, Obstacles and Risks in Reporting Financial Crimes: Conundrum of whistle-blowers Ryder N, Pasculli L. Corruption, Integrity and The Law: Global Regulatory Challenges

Lui A, Apampa S. Keep the canaries singing: Are whistle-blowers in Nigeria adequately protected? Ryder N, Pasculli L. Corruption, Integrity and The Law: Global Regulatory Challenges Routledge. UK

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

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 DOI

Internet publication

Lui A. 2019. Alexa, Siri, Eno, Kai – Can we trust you? Alan Turing Institute Blog https://www.turing.ac.uk/blog/alexa-siri-eno-kai-can-we-trust-you Publisher Url

Lui A. 2019. Message in a Bottle – A note to the financial regulators on whistle-blower protection, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog Publisher Url

Lui A. 2017. Removing class bias in algorithms? Author Url

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. Publisher Url

Other

Lui A. 2019. Written evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee's Automation and the Future of Work Inquiry Publisher Url

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

Journal article

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

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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 Public Url

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

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. Retail ring-fencing of banks and its implications Journal of Banking Regulation, 13 :336-348 DOI Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Public Url

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 Public Url

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://bookauthority.org/books/best-banking-law-books ) :1-213 9781317480235 DOI

Report

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

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. 2017

Other invited event:

Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twin peaks in practice'. 2017

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’. 2016

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’. 2014

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. 2014

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’. 2011

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’.. 2010

Fellowships:

Max Planck Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. 2015

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

Winston Churchill Fellowship, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

Professional activities

Other invited event:

“II New Trends In the Common Law” Artificial Intelligence, Economic Analysis of Law, Taxation and Civil Procedure, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Artificial Intelligence, Economic Analysis of Law, Taxation and Civil Procedure. 2019

Whistle-blowers: Voices of Justice, London (Coventry University campus), Guest speaker at International conference on corporate crime reporting and whistle-blowers' protection. 2019

SLSA Leeds Conference: The SwissLeaks scandal-Legal and ethical dilemmas of whistle-blowing on tax evasion, Leeds University, Guest speaker. 2019

A review of settlement agreements and whistle-blowers' protection in the UK financial sector, Coventry University, Guest speaker at the International Roundtable on Corporate Settlement Agreements. 2018

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings", Max Planck Institute, Munich, Presentation on 'Robo-advice and social trading: A happy co-existence?'. 2018

SLSA Conference, University of Bristol, Guest speaker on the topic of: Artificial intelligence and augmented intelligence collaboration: Regaining trust and confidence in the financial sector. 2018

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple Lecture, Inner Temple, London, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Of trust and confidence in artificial intelligence'. 2018

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'.. 2017

International Conference on Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Singapore, Guest speaker on the topic of corporate governance in technology driven challenger banks. 2017

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'. 2017

Macro-prudential policy: Implementing the financial stability mandate, Cumderland Lodge, Windsor, Guest speaker on the topic of 'Twin peaks in practice'. 2017

A Celebration of Women's Research at LJMU, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, Guest speaker. Topic: 'Artificial intelligence in the financial industry'. 2017

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’. 2016

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’. 2015

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’. 2014

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’. 2014

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. 2014

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’. 2011

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’. 2011

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?. 2011

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’.. 2010

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’. 2010

Conference organisation:

LJMU FinTech, Artificial Intelligence and the Law, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/conferences/fintech-artificial-intelligence-and-the-law. 2019

Hans-Boeckler Foundation ‘Pre-Brexit’ Colloquium, LJMU. Topic: ‘The impact of Brexit on the UK financial sector’, Co-organiser and guest speaker. 2018

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. 2017

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

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

Research Grants Awarded:

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, FinTech, Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Right balance of financial innovation and inclusion?, Grant value (£): 2,000. 2018

Society of Legal Scholars, Timeliness and timelessness-Corporate governance and regulatory challenges after the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and Brexit, Grant value (£): 750. 2017

Liverpool John Moores University, Breaking the Oligopoly? The Use of Technology by ‘Challenger Banks’ in the UK and Canada, Grant value (£): 2000. 2017

Liverpool John Moores University, The ethical, legal and technical challenges of artificial intelligence in the financial industry, Grant value (£): 2000. 2016

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. 2016

Liverpool John Moores University Student Union, Change Liverpool--Improving employability of Law School students, Grant value (£): 879. 2014

External committees:

Society of Legal Scholars Council, Society of Legal Scholars, Council Member. 2018

External collaboration:

Coventry University, Professor Umut Turksen-- EU Horizon 2020 Project of £3 million: Contribution to case studies on tax crimes. 2018

Editorial boards:

Centre for Multidisciplinary Artificial Intelligence, Editorial Board Member and Conference Management Committee Member. 2018

Global Business Research Journals, Member of the Editorial Review & Advisory Board for Conferences. 2017

External PGR examinations performed:

Deakin University, PhD, Assessment and Theories of China’s Compliance with WTO in Financial Services’. 2017

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. 2017

HEA grant for employability and social media, Higher Education Academy. 2012

Runner-up in the British Federation of Women Graduates Travel Bursary Competition, British Federation of Women Graduates. 2010

Fellowships:

Max Planck Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. 2015

Liverpool John Moores Early Career Fellowship, Liverpool John Moores University. 2013

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

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

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 December 2012 about the trade mark of Liverpool Football Club..

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

Other Professional Activity:

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

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

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

Reviewer of Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Industrial connections:

Global Integrity Research Network, Member of the Global Integrity Research Network, http://www.girnweb.com/people.html.

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Law Society of England and Wales.

Member, Liverpool Law Society Employment Law Committee.

Member, Royal Society of Arts.

Member, Society of Legal Scholars.