Mr Chris Pearce

Christopher 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, Christopher 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, Christopher worked as a legal editor at Thomson Reuters.

Christopher is a graduate of the University of Sydney (BA, LLB (Hons I), LLM) and is a PhD candidate at UNSW under the supervision of Professor Simone Degeling and Dr Michael Crawford.

Journal articles

Pearce C, 2020, 'Fraud, the In Personam Exception and Enforcing the Undertakings of Predecessors', Australian Law Journal, vol. 94, pp. 662 - 662

Pearce C, 2019, 'Fixtures and Forge', Australian Law Journal and Reports, vol. 93, pp. 438 - 442,

Pearce C, 2019, 'The Problem of Perfection: Can Equity Provide a Solution?', Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 27, pp. 26 - 41,

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,

Pearce C, 2018, 'It Pays to Prepare: The Value of Tutorial Pre-preparation Tasks', Australian Journal of Adult Learning, vol. 58, pp. 226 - 245

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

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,

Pearce C, 2016, 'A Broken Record: Amending and Removing Registrations on the PPSA', Australian Property Law Journal, vol. 25, pp. 173 - 182,


Pearce C, 2021, Book Review: Andrew Robertson and James Goudkamp (eds), Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations (Hart Publishing, 2019), LexisNexis Australia

Conference Presentations

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

Teaching Activity

Contracts (LAWS1075, JURD7175)

Equity and Trusts (LAWS2385, JURD7285)

Principles of Private Law (LAWS1150, JURD7150)