Mr Chris Pearce

Mr Chris Pearce

Chris is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA, LLB (Hons I), LLM).

Law & Justice
School of Private & Commercial Law

Chris Pearce researches in the area of private law, particularly in the fields of equity and property. 

Before joining UNSW Law in 2019 as a Lecturer, Chris held positions at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) teaching in a number of courses focused upon Contract Law, Equity and Trusts, Personal Property and Real Property. Previously, Chris worked as a legal editor at Thomson Reuters.

Chris is presently one of UNSW's Diversity Champions in the LGBTIQ+ portfolio, a member of the Early Career Academic Network (ECAN) executive and an elected member of UNSW Academic Board. 

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Pearce C, 2021, 'Caveat Emptor or Caveat Venditor? Stigmatised Properties and Obligations of Disclosure', in Modern Studies in Property Law, Volume 11, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Pearce C, 2021, 'Book Review: Andrew Robertson and James Goudkamp (eds), Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2019)', Torts Law Journal, vol. 26, pp. 289 - 293
    Journal articles | 2020
    Pearce C, 2020, 'Fraud, the In Personam Exception and Enforcing the Undertakings of Predecessors', Australian Law Journal, vol. 94, pp. 662 - 662
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pearce C, 2019, 'Fixtures and Forge', Australian Law Journal and Reports, vol. 93, pp. 438 - 442,
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pearce C, 2019, 'The Problem of Perfection: Can Equity Provide a Solution?', Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 27, pp. 26 - 41,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pearce C, 2018, 'Does the 'One-Stop Shop' need refurbishing? Evaluating the review jurisdiction of the NSW Land and Environment Court', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, vol. 35, pp. 235 - 246,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pearce C, 2018, 'It Pays to Prepare: The Value of Tutorial Pre-preparation Tasks', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 58, pp. 226 - 245
    Journal articles | 2017
    Pearce C, 2017, 'The Search for a Long-term Solution to Short-term Rentals: The Rise of Airbnb and the Sharing Economy', University of Tasmania Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 58 - 78
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pearce C, 2016, 'A Broken Record: Amending and Removing Registrations on the PPSA', Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 173 - 182,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pearce C, 2016, 'Retention of Old Titles: Pre-PPSA Retention of Title Agreements and Unfair Preferences', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 397 - 403,
    Journal articles | 2022
    Easthope H; Crommelin L; Kerr S-M; Troy L; Van den Nouwelant R; Davison G, 2022, 'Planning for Lower-Income Households in Privately Developed High-Density Neighbourhoods in Sydney, Australia', Urban Planning, vol. 7,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Head L; Klocker N; Dun O; Waitt G; Goodall H; Aguirre-Bielschowsky I; Gopal A; Kerr SM; Nowroozipour F; Spaven T; Toole S, 2021, 'Barriers to and enablers of sustainable practices: insights from ethnic minority migrants', Local Environment, vol. 26, pp. 595 - 614,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kerr S-M; Klocker N; Gibson C, 2021, 'From backyards to balconies: cultural norms and parents’ experiences of home in higher-density housing', Housing Studies, vol. 36, pp. 421 - 443,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kerr S-M; Gibson C; Klocker N, 2018, 'Parenting and neighbouring in the consolidating city: The emotional geographies of sound in apartments', Emotion, Space and Society, vol. 26, pp. 1 - 8,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kerr S-M; Klocker N; Waitt G, 2018, 'Diverse Driving Emotions', Transfers, vol. 8, pp. 23 - 43,
    Journal articles | 2016
    Waitt G; Kerr S-M; Klocker N, 2016, 'Gender, ethnicity and sustainable mobility: a governmentality analysis of migrant Chinese women’s daily trips in Sydney', Applied Mobilities, vol. 1, pp. 68 - 84,
    Journal articles | 2015
    KLOCKER N; TOOLE S; TINDALE A; KERR S-M, 2015, 'Ethnically Diverse Transport Behaviours: An Australian Perspective', Geographical Research, vol. 53, pp. 393 - 405,
  • Conference Presentations | 2020
    Pearce C, 2020, 'Caveat Venditor: Stigmatised Properties and Obligations of Disclosure', presented at ANU Private Law Early Career Researcher Conference 2020, Australian National University Canberra, 08 July 2020 - 10 July 2020

UNSW Students' Choice Teaching Award 2022

UNSW Scientia Education Academy Exemplary Teaching Practice Award - Inspiring Students 2022

My Teaching

Contracts (LAWS1075, JURD7175)

Equity and Trusts (LAWS2385, JURD7285)

Principles of Private Law (LAWS1150, JURD7150)