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 the University of South Africa. In May 2020 she obtained a PhD from Middlesex University.
Mariette qualified 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, PhD
English, Afrikaans, French, German, Dutch
Mariette is module leader for UK Company Law on the LLB programme, and for Corporate Governance on the LLM.
She'd authored a textbook on the law of tort, which was published by Pearson in April 2014, and acted as consultant editor for the 12th editon of Elliott and Quinn's Tort Law, published in May 2019 by Pearson
Mariette's research interests include corporate governance and corporate responsbility, civil liability and tort, as well as comparative law. She'd co-supervised a PhD student to completion in the area of World Trade Law, and welcomes Doctoral students in the following areas:
Jones, Mariette W. (2020) Defamation, the right to freedom of expression and libel reform in the UK: A comparative analysis of legal regulation and jurisprudence in the UK, the United States of America, Germany, and the European Court of Human Rights. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Jones, Mariette W. (2019) The Defamation Act 2013: a free speech retrospective. Communications Law , 24 (3). pp. 117-131. ISSN 1746-7616
Jones, Mariette W. (2019) Reports of the death of the libel writ have been greatly exaggerated: reviewing the UK Defamation Act 2013. In: Twelfth Annual Free Speech Discussion Forum, 03-04 Jun 2019, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest.
Jones, Mariette W. (2019) Privilege, power, and the perversion of privacy protection. In: Comparative Perspectives on Privacy in an Internet Era. Weaver, Russell L. and Reichel, Jane and Friedland, Steven I. , eds. Global Papers Series, VII (VII). Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, pp. 141-164. ISBN 9781531009571
Jones, Mariette W. (2017) Double-lock or double-bind? The Investigatory Powers Bill and freedom of expression in the United Kingdom. In: Cybersurveillance in a Post-Snowden World: Balancing the Fight Against Terrorism Against Fundamental Rights. Weaver, Russell L. and Friedland, Steven I. and Raynouard, Arnaud and Fairgrieve, Duncan , eds. Carolina Academic Press Global Papers Series, VI . Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, pp. 3-22. ISBN 9781531005979