Prof Gill North

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professorial Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Contact

g.north@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68169

Biography

Gill is a professorial research fellow at Deakin Law School, a member of its Centre for Comparative Corporate Governance, and an adjunct associate professor in the law school of the University of Western Australia. After completing a first-class honours law degree, she was awarded a doctorate in law from the University of New South Wales in 2011.

Gill is a chartered accountant and experienced financial analyst, as well as a law academic. Prior to joining academia, she worked at multinational corporations and investment banks in the major financial centres (London, Tokyo, New York and Sydney), where her roles included senior executive positions in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and funds management. Gill has advised and provided consultancy services to a broad spectrum of international and domestic entities, including governments, regulators, corporations, academics, lawyers, financiers, consumer advocacy groups, and investment bodies.      

Scholarly Books

Gill has authored the following two publications:

Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age (Kluwer Law International, The Netherlands, 2015) https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/store/products/effective-company-disclosure-digital-age-prod-9041138153/hardcover-item-1-9041138153

Company Disclosure in Australia (Thomson Legal & Regulatory Australia, 2013) http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/company-disclosure-in-australia/productdetail/116950

Book Chapters*

‘Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation:  Existing Frameworks & Best Practice Proposals’ in Jean Du Plessis and Chee Keong Low (eds), Corporate Governance Codes for the 21st Century (Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2017) http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319518671

‘Financial Advice in Australia: Important Issues for Further Debate’ in Shelley Griffiths and Sheelagh McCracken (eds), Making Banking and Finance Law: A Snapshot (Ross Parsons Centre, Sydney, 2015) http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/436.html?newsstoryid=15716

‘Financial Advice Reforms: Striking the Right Balance’ in Shelley Griffiths, Sheelagh McCracken, and Ann Wardrop (eds), Exploring Tensions in Finance Law: TransTasman Insights (Thomson Reuters, New Zealand, 2014) http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/exploring-tensions-in-finance-law-trans-tasman-insights/productdetail/122515

*Draft or published versions of the book chapters are available on https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=905894

Gill has also published 

* Refereed Journal Articles

* Commissioned Work 

* Working Papers 

Which are available at:

http://www.gillnorth.com/publications.html#reports

Read more on Gill's profile

Research interests

Gill’s areas of research include the law and practice of corporate governance, company disclosure, corporate sustainability, finance, and investment. She has published extensively on these areas in Australia and internationally, including two monographs, Company Disclosure in Australia and Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age.

Gill’s most recent papers include:
• ‘Corporate Sustainability Practices and Regulation:  Existing Frameworks & Best Practice Proposals’;
• ‘Company Reporting of Environmental, Social and Gender Matters: Limitations and Barriers’;
• ‘Corporate Supply Chain Management and Reporting: A Fundamental Change in Approach or Window Dressing?’;
•  ‘Well Governed, Sustainable and Socially Responsible Financial Corporations: Remote or Real Expectations?’

Teaching interests

Gill has taught a wide range of commercial law subjects at highly ranked Australian universities. Teaching courses at Deakin include masters law research thesis, accounting and legal research methods (joint), and corporate law and policy.

Publications

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2017

Corporate sustainability practices and regulation: existing frameworks and best practice proposals

G North

(2017), pp. 145-168, Corporate governance codes for the 21st century: international perspectives and critical analyses, Cham, Switzerland, B1

chapter

Small amount credit contract reforms: Will the affordability cap achieve its intended objectives without uninteded adverse consequences?

G North

(2017), Vol. 32, pp. 1-26, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Australia, C1

journal

The Australian house party has been glorious - but the hangover may be severe: reforms to mitigate some of the risks

G North

(2017), pp. 83-92, New directions for law in Australia: essays in contemporary law reform, Acton, A.C.T., B1

chapter
2016

Small amount credit contract reforms in Australia: household survey evidence & analysis

G North

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 203-222, Journal of banking and finance law and practice, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1

journal
2015

Regulation governing the provision of credit assistance and financial advice in Australia: a consumer's perspective

G North

(2015), Vol. 43, pp. 369-396, Federal law review, Canberra, A.C.T., C1-1

journal

The future of financial advice reforms: will they achieve their long term objectives?

G North

(2015), Vol. 22, pp. 197-217, Competition and consumer law journal, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Effective company disclosure in the digital age

G North

(2015), Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, A1-1

book
2014

Timely public disclosure of company information: a likely precondition for optimal long-term corporate and national outcomes

G North

(2014), Vol. 32, pp. 560-582, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Listed company disclosure and financial market transparency: is this a battle worth fighting or merely policy and regulatory mantra?

G North

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 484-511, Journal of business law, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

Company disclosure in Australia

G North

(2013), Sydney, N.S.W., A1-1

book

The continuous disclosure obligations in Australia: do they still have substantive content and can those relying on public disclosures make confident informed decisions?

G North

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 233-252, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Public company communication, engagement and accountability: where are we and where should we be heading?

G North

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 167-188, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2012

A financial transactions tax: inefficient or needed systemic reform?

G North, R Buckley

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 745-762, Georgetown journal of international law, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Companies take heed: the misleading or deceptive conduct provisions are gaining prominence

G North

(2012), Vol. 30, pp. 342-365, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

The future of the Dodd-Frank reforms hinges on political developments and the forcefulness of the US Federal regulators

G North, R Buckley

(2012), Vol. 86, pp. 525-529, Australian Law Journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Equity market structural reform: the national public interest equation requires greater consideration

G North

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 738-740, Australian law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2011

A re-examination of the Manne efficiency theory and the insider trading and company disclosure efficiency rationales

G North

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 209-225, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform and consumer protection act: unresolved issues of regulatory culture and mindset to be effective

G North, R Buckley

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 479-522, Melbourne university law review, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Continuous disclosure in Australia: the empirical uncertainties

G North

(2011), Vol. 29, pp. 1-22, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2010

A fundamental re-examination of efficiency in capital markets in light of the Global Financial Crisis

G North, R Buckley

(2010), Vol. 33, pp. 714-744, UNSW law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

A call for a bold and effective corporate disclosure regulatory framework

G North

(2010), Vol. 38, pp. 331-356, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

The Australian company disclosure framework: piecemeal or integrated?

G North

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 259-268, Company and securities law journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal
2009

The Australian insider trading regime: workable or hopelessly complex?

G North

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 310-327, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

The insider trading "generally available" and "materiality" carve-outs: are they achieving their aims?

G North

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 234-254, Company and securities law journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Periodic disclosure regulation: enhancements to enable all investors to make informed decisions

G North

(2009), Vol. 27, pp. 23-44, Company and securities law journal, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

A theoretical basis for selective disclosure regulation

G North

(2009), Vol. 32, pp. 143-168, UNSW law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

The corporate disclosure co-regulatory model: dysfunctional and rules in limbo

G North

(2009), Vol. 37, pp. 75-82, Australian business law review, Rozelle, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Efficiency, fairness & irrationality: incompatible or complementary?

G North

(2009), Vol. 24, pp. 311-342, Banking and finance law review, Toronto, Ont., C1-1

journal
2008

Closed and private company briefings: justifiable or unfair?

G North

(2008), Vol. 26, pp. 501-516, Company and securities law journal, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

AHURI project with UWA - Supporting vulnerable households to achieve their housing goals: the role of impact investment

Prof Richard Heaney, Prof Paul Flatau, Prof Kristy Muir, Prof Gill North, Prof Eileen Webb

  • 2017: $3,484

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report