Gabrielle Golding

Gabrielle Golding

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 in Law at the University of Adelaide and a member of the Adelaide 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.

Her current research projects include her monograph, Shaping Contracts for Work: The Normative Influence of Terms Implied by Law, a co-authored textbook, Contemporary Australian Business Law, and finalisation of the latest report by the South Australian Law Reform Institute. Alongside these projects, Gabrielle is interested in conducting research and analysis projects on employment contract-related matters for industry.

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 2020, Gabrielle was nominated for the Law Council of Australia's Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award. In 2019 and 2020, she was nominated for the Law Society of South Australia's Young Lawyer of the Year Award.

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  • Appointments

    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
    2020 Nomination Australian Young Lawyer of the Year Award Law Council of Australia Australia
    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
  • Education

    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)
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 Developing Positive Partnerships University of Adelaide Australia
    2014 - 2014 Teaching @ University University of Adelaide Australia
  • Certifications

    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 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
    2012 Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor Federal Court of Australia
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    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. (2020). The Distinctiveness of the Employment Contract.
    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. (2020). The Origins of Terms Implied by Law into English and Australian Employment Contracts. Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, 20(1), 163-191.
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    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.
    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 [2014] HCA 32. Bulletin (Law Society of South Australia, 36(10), 12-14.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2021 Golding, G. E. (2021). Shaping Contracts for Work: The Normative Influence of Terms Implied by Law.
    2021 Giancaspro, M., Golding, G., Nosworthy, B., Brown, D., Viven-Wilksch, J., Wawryk, A., . . . Zito, P. (2021). Contemporary Australian Business Law. Cambridge University Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Golding, G. E. (2020). Employment as a Relational Contract and the Impact on Remedies for Breach. In https://law.unimelb.edu.au/alla/ecr-network. Australia.
    2019 Golding, G. E. (2019). The Autonomy of the Law Governing the Contract of Employment. In Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law Group Seminar. Edinburgh.
    2018 Golding, G. (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.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2017 Golding, G. E. (2017). Terms Implied by Law Into Employment Contracts: Rethinking their Rationale. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
  • Internet Publications

    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 across both the undergraduate and postgraduate level:

  • Contract Law;
  • Contract Law: Selected Issues;
  • Law of Work;
  • Master of Laws: 'Access to Justice' (Specialist Training in Employment Law);
  • Dispute Resolution and Ethics;
  • Evidence and Advocacy;
  • Introduction to Australian Law;
  • Family Law; and
  • Criminology.

 

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  • 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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