Mariette Jones joined Middlesex University in August 2008 as a senior lecturer in law, after having headed the Department of Practical Business Law at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mariette holds the following qualifications from the University of Johannesburg (formerly the Rand Afrikaans University): BA (Law); BA Honours (Political Studies) (cum laude); and the LLB. She holds a Certificate in Legal Practice obtained from the University of Cape Town in 1999 as well as an LLM in International Economic Law from theUniversity of South Africa.

Mariette is a qualified attorney (the South African equivalent of a solicitor) and was enrolled as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in Cape Town in January 2000.


BA (Law), BA Honours, LLB, Certificate in Legal Practice, LLM (International Economic Law), Attorney of the High Court of South Africa

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • German
  • Dutch

Mariette is programme leader for the LLB by Distance Learning, which it is hoped will run from October 2014. She is module leader for Tort on the LLB programme, and for Corporate Governance on the LLM. She team teaches on the English Legal System and Business Organisations.

She has recently finished a textbook on the law of tort, which is to be published in April 2014.

Mariette's research interests include corporate governance and corporate responsbility, civil liability and tort, as well as comparative law. She has recently supervised a PhD student to completion in the area of World Trade Law, and welcomes Doctoral students in the following areas:

  • Tort;
  • Civil liability;
  • Corporate law;
  • Corporate governance and corporate responsbility;
  • International economic law;
  • Comparative law.

Research Publications