Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Gabrielle Golding specialises in labour, contract and commercial law practice, research and teaching. She is a Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School and a member of the Law School's Work and Employment Regulation Research Group, as well as the South Australian Law Reform Institute. She is the South Australian Chapter Coordinator and the Early Career Researcher Network Coordinator of the Australian Labour Law Association.
Gabrielle holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in labour and contract law, Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide. In 2017, she was awarded the Bonython Prize for having written the best original doctoral thesis on a legal subject. She also holds a Master of Laws with Merit and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Merit from the Australian National University.
Gabrielle has also been a Lecturer at the Monash Law School and member of the Monash Law School's Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies.
She is a former Associate to the Honourable Justice Besanko in the Federal Court of Australia (and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island).
Gabrielle has been invited to both the Edinburgh and Strathclyde Law Schools in Scotland as a Visiting Scholar to progress her research into employment contract law.
She has also worked for a number of years as a lawyer at an international law firm, where she advised on a broad range of employment and media law matters. More recently, she has consulted to a boutique contract law firm, advising on employment, contract and commercial matters.
In 2019, she was nominated for the Law Society of South Australia's Young Lawyer of the Year Award.
Date Position Institution name 2019 Lecturer University of Adelaide 2018 - 2019 Associate Federal Court of Australia 2017 - 2017 Lecturer Monash University 2016 - 2016 Visiting Scholar University of Strathclyde 2016 - 2017 Legal Counsel Young + Associates Commercial Lawyers 2014 - 2017 Teaching Fellow University of Adelaide 2011 - 2013 Solicitor MinterEllison
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Nomination South Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award Law Society of South Australia Australia — 2018 Research Award Bonython Prize The University of Adelaide Australia — 2016 Award Alumni of the Year Award Walford Anglican School for Girls Australia — 2015 Award Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin Article of the Year Award Law Society of South Australia Australia — 2014 Scholarship Australian Labour Law Association’s Research Degree Scholarship Australian Labour Law Association’s Research Degree Scholarship Australia — 2014 Scholarship Faculty of the Professions Divisional Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia — 2014 Scholarship Zelling-Gray Scholarship in Law The University of Adelaide Australia —
Date Institution name Country Title 2014 - 2017 University of Adelaide Australia Doctorate of Philosophy in Law 2011 - 2012 Australian National University Australia Master of Laws in Legal Practice with Merit 2011 - 2011 Australian National University Australia Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Merit 2007 - 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Laws with Honours 2007 - 2009 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics 2005 - 2006 Walford Anglican School for Girls Australia International Baccalaureate Diploma (ATAR 99.80)
Date Title Institution Country 2014 - 2014 Teaching @ University University of Adelaide Australia
Date Title Institution name Country 2019 Accredited Mental Health First Aider Mental Health First Aid Australia — 2019 ALLY Network Member University of Adelaide — 2012 Unrestricted (Category C) South Australian Practising Certificate — 2012 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor High Court and Federal Court of Australia — 2012 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory — 2012 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor Supreme Court of South Australia —
Year Citation 2020 Golding, G. E. (2020). Rethinking the Rationale for Implying Terms by Law into Australian Employment Contracts. University of Tasmania law review, 39(1). 2020 Golding, G., & Giancaspro, M. (2020). To Moral Obloquy or Not to Moral Obloquy? That is the Judicial Confusion Surrounding Statutory Unconscionable Conduct. Commercial Law Quarterly, 34(1), 3-17. 2020 Golding, G. E. (2020). The Origins of Terms Implied by Law into English and Australian Employment Contracts. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 20(1). 2020 Golding, G. E. (2020). Status Update: Employee Social Media Use and Dismissal in Australia. Revue de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale, 20(2), 24-35. 2019 Golding, G. E. (2019). The Distinctiveness of the Employment Contract. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 32(2), 170-191. 2016 Golding, G. (2016). The role of judges in the regulation of Australian employment contracts. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 32(1), 69-91. 2015 Golding, G., & Howe, J. (2015). Book Review: The Contract of Employment by Mark Irving. 2015 Golding, G. (2015). Work and Play: Achieving the Balance. Law Society Bulletin, 36, 32. 2015 Golding, G. (2015). Meet Some of Adelaide Law School's PhD and MPhil Research Candidates. Law Society Bulletin, 36, 36. 2015 Golding, G. (2015). Terms implied by law into employment contracts: are they necessary?. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 28(2), 113-131. 2015 Golding, G. E., & Hetzel-Bone, J. (2015). Young lawyers run mentor program for students. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia), 37(10), 29. 2015 Golding, G. E., & Howe, J. (2015). Book Review: The Contract of Employment. Australian Journal of Labour Law, 28, 214-217. 2014 Golding, G. (2014). Digital detox for lawyers: 5 steps to help you switch off. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia), 36(4), 30. 2014 Golding, G. (2014). High Court Rules Out Mutual Trust and Confidence in Australian Employment Contracts:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker  HCA 32. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia, 36(10), 12-14.
Year Citation 2021 Golding, G. E. (2021). Shaping Contracts for Work: The Normative Influence of Terms Implied by Law.
Year Citation 2018 Golding, G. E. (2018). The Distinctiveness of the Contract of Employment. In Thirty-Second Annual Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference. Adelaide. 2017 Golding, G. E. (2017). The Origins of Terms Implied by Law Into Employment Contracts. In Fourth Biennial Labour Law Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society 2017. Christchurch. 2017 Golding, G. E. (2017). A Young Lawyers Guide to Tackling the Early Years of Practice. In National Wellness for Law Forum. Adelaide. 2016 Golding, G. E. (2016). The Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence in Employment Law: Time for a Rethink?. In Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law Group Seminar. Edinburgh. 2016 Golding, G. E. (2016). Terms Implied by Law Into Australian Employment Contracts: Are they Necessary?. In University of Strathclyde Law School Staff Seminar. Glasgow. 2015 Golding, G. (2015). Courts, Parliament and the Regulation of Australian Employment Contracts. In Second Biennial Labour Law Research Network Conference. Amsterdam. 2014 Golding, G. (2014). Terms Implied by Law: Are They Necessary?. In Seventh Biennial Conference of the Australian Labour Law Association. Manly. 2014 Golding, G. (2014). Mutual Trust and Confidence in the Employment Relationship: The High Court Decides. In Adelaide Law School Work and Employment Research Group Seminar. Adelaide.
Year Citation 2019 Golding, G. E. (2019). The Autonomy of the Law Governing the Contract of Employment. Poster session presented at the meeting of Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law Group Seminar. Edinburgh.
Year Citation 2017 Golding, G. E. (2017). Terms Implied by Law Into Employment Contracts: Rethinking their Rationale. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Year Citation 2020 Golding, G. E. (2020). Coronavirus and Directing Employees to Work from Home: Examining an Employer's Duty of Care. Labour Law Down Under.
Gabrielle has teaching experience in the following courses:
- Contract Law;
- Contract Law: Selected Issues;
- Law of Work;
- Evidence and Advocacy;
- Dispute Resolution and Ethics;
- Introduction to Australian Law;
- Family Law; and
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2020 Co-Supervisor The Efficacy of Trade Union Rights of Entry Under the Fair Work Act Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Katherine Sarah McFarlane
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2020 - ongoing Co-Supervisor The Efficacy of Trade Union Rights of Entry Under the Fair Work Act University of Adelaide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Katherine Sarah McFarlane 2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Forced Marriage in Australia University of Adelaide Research Dissertation Other Full Time Anne-Sung O'Sullivan 2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Liquidated Damages and Penalties: A Comparison of the Common Law and Certain International Approaches Monash University Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Richard Manly QC
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