Professor Joanna Gray
Prof of Financial Regulation

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  • Address: Newcastle Law School
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


LL.B. 1st Class Honours (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) 1982
LL.M. Yale Law School 1983
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

Previous Positions

Lecturer, University College London 1984-1987,
Private Practice, City of London 1997-1999
University of Lancaster 1989-1990
University of Newcastle 1990 - 2000
Senior Research Fellow Company Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London 1997
Private Practice 2000
Universities of Dundee and Strathclyde 2001-2003
University of Newcastle upon Tyne 2003 - date


Society of Legal Studies
Honours and Awards

Fulbright Scholar USA 1982-1983

Research Interests

regulation, financial services and markets law and regulation, corporate finance law, company law

Current Work

Questions about Risk Based financial regulation.
Lessons for financial law and regulation that can be learned from the developing narrative around the difficulties in credit and money markets.
Central Banking and the law

Future Research

Preparing to participate in 2012 as participant and speaker at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Exploratory Workshop on Explorations of Fairness, University of British Columbia, Vancouver,  January 16 to 20, 2012

Postgraduate Supervision

Corporate and financial services law

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Esteem Indicators

Visting Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (February and March 2012)  

Invited participant and keynote speaker at  April 2011 Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority/UNSW, Sydney, workshop on prudential regulation and superannuation.

 Invited participant at European University Institute/Max Weber Foundation symposium Financial Crisis: Lessons for the Social Sciences  (May 2011)

Invited participant at High Level Policy Seminar with European Central Bank deputy Chairman and teaching on Global Governance programme Executive Education seminar series,  European University Institute (June 2011)

Visting Fellow LSE, ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (2006)
Visting Research Fellow UNSW School of Law, Sydney, Australia (2006)
Participant/Rapporteur at 2007 Harvard Law School Programme on International Financial Systems - EU - US Symposium (March 2007)
Legal Editor Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions,
Legal Editor Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance,
Editorial Team of Butterworths Financial Regulation Service
Member of Academic Editorial team for Butterworths On-line Annotated Service for Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
1997 Senior Research Fellow in Company Law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
1997-1999 Member Law Society Company Law Committee
1997 - 2000 Member Financial Services Sub-Commitee of Law Society Company Law Committee


AHRC matched leave fellowship 2006

Industrial Relevance

Solicitor of Supreme Court England and Wales. Experience in legal practice and consultancy relating to financial services law for law firm and financial services firms. Addressed numerous industry and legal practitioner conferences and seminars in financial regulation and designed and conducted in-house training on financial services law for law firms. Conducted judicial training seminar for IMF in Central Asia (2006), consultancy for  Reserve Bank of India and other South Asian Central Banks (2008), member of project team of the Financial Services Volunteer Corps engaged in pro bono risk mapping consultancy for the Moroccan Securities and Markets regulatory body, CDVM, Rabat, Morocco (2010)

Postgraduate Teaching

principles of company law, corporate governance and corporate finance, international financial regulation, legal and regulatory aspects of banking supervision, legal and regultaory aspects of money launderign and financial crime