Dr Mariette Jones


Dr Mariette Jones
NameDr Mariette Jones
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Law
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressM.X.Jones@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1786-0985
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I am currently the Programme Leader for the LLB degrees offered at Middlesex University.  I joined Middlesex 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.

Prior to my career as an academic, I qualified as a solicitor in South Africa, where I was enrolled as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in Cape Town in January 2000.  

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Society of Legal Scholars. 

Teaching

I am the undergraduate module leader on the LLB for Tort law and UK Company Law.

At postgraduate level I am the module leader on the LLM programmes for Comparative Corporate Governance.

Since 2019 I have guest lectured the English Law of Tort and for some time also UK Contract law at the Catholic University of Lille in France.

Employment

LLB Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer in Law
Middlesex University London
01 Aug 2019

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

External activities

External Examiner, Sussex University
External examiner
University of Sussex
01 Oct 2018
30 Sept 2023

Research outputs

Defamation and the right to freedom of speech: the UK in comparative perspective

Jones, M. 2024. Defamation and the right to freedom of speech: the UK in comparative perspective. London and New York Routledge.

Freedom of thought in South Africa: undoing Apartheid’s attempt at thought control

Jones, M. 2022. Freedom of thought in South Africa: undoing Apartheid’s attempt at thought control. The Right to Freedom of Thought: An Online Symposium. Online symposium 23 - 23 Nov 2022

Censorship by algorithm: the UK Online Safety Bill and corporate censorship of free speech

Jones, M. 2022. Censorship by algorithm: the UK Online Safety Bill and corporate censorship of free speech. 7th Academic Days on Open Government and Digital Challenges. Paris, France 08 - 09 Nov 2022

Constitutional monarchy in the UK as a populist mediator: the case of Brexit

Jones, M. 2023. Constitutional monarchy in the UK as a populist mediator: the case of Brexit. 2023 South Eastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference. Boca Raton, Florida, USA 23 - 29 Jul 2023

Regulation of online speech in the UK

Jones, M. 2024. Regulation of online speech in the UK. University of the Pacific Law Review. 55 (2), pp. 261-276.

The right to freedom of thought in South Africa

Jones, M. 2024. The right to freedom of thought in South Africa. in: Shiner, B. and O’Callaghan, P. (ed.) The Cambridge Handbook on The Right to Freedom of Thought Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press.

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

Jones, M. 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 School of Law

Reports of the death of the libel writ have been greatly exaggerated: reviewing the UK Defamation Act 2013

Jones, M. 2019. Reports of the death of the libel writ have been greatly exaggerated: reviewing the UK Defamation Act 2013. Twelfth Annual Free Speech Discussion Forum. Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest 03 - 04 Jun 2019

The Defamation Act 2013: a free speech retrospective

Jones, M. 2019. The Defamation Act 2013: a free speech retrospective. Communications law. 24 (3), pp. 117-131.

Privilege, power, and the perversion of privacy protection

Jones, M. 2019. Privilege, power, and the perversion of privacy protection. in: Weaver, R., Reichel, J. and Friedland, S. (ed.) Comparative Perspectives on Privacy in an Internet Era Durham, North Carolina Carolina Academic Press.

Double-lock or double-bind? The Investigatory Powers Bill and freedom of expression in the United Kingdom

Jones, M. 2017. Double-lock or double-bind? The Investigatory Powers Bill and freedom of expression in the United Kingdom. in: Weaver, R., Friedland, S., Raynouard, A. and Fairgrieve, D. (ed.) Cybersurveillance in a Post-Snowden World: Balancing the Fight Against Terrorism Against Fundamental Rights Durham, North Carolina Carolina Academic Press.

Is EU law effective in preventing forum shopping for the pursuit of actions arising from online infringement of personality rights?

Jones, M. 2017. Is EU law effective in preventing forum shopping for the pursuit of actions arising from online infringement of personality rights? in: Weaver, R., Friedland, S., Gilles, W. and Bouhadana, I. (ed.) Privacy in a Digital Age: Perspectives from Two Continents Durham, North Carolina Carolina Academic Press.

EU law relating to online infringement of personality rights – is EU law effective in preventing forum shopping for the pursuit of actions arising from online infringement of personality rights?

Jones, M. 2015. EU law relating to online infringement of personality rights – is EU law effective in preventing forum shopping for the pursuit of actions arising from online infringement of personality rights? Third International Privacy Discussion Forum, Universite de Paris, Sorbonne 1. Paris, France 29 - 30 Jun 2015 pp. 1-27

Blueprints: tort law

Jones, M. 2014. Blueprints: tort law. Edinburgh Pearson.

A critical evaluation of the perceived conflict between globalized trade and the protection of the environment with specific reference to the dispute resolution mechanism of the World Trade Organisation

Jones, M. 2005. A critical evaluation of the perceived conflict between globalized trade and the protection of the environment with specific reference to the dispute resolution mechanism of the World Trade Organisation. Masters thesis University of South Africa Law

The South African constitution and electronic commerce

Jones, M. and Schoeman, H. 2004. The South African constitution and electronic commerce. ISSA 2004 Information Security South Africa 3rd Annual Conference. Sandton, South Africa Aug 2004

The state, the universities and liberal legal education: students’ views from England, South Africa and Mauritius

Jones, M. and Spencer, M. 2013. The state, the universities and liberal legal education: students’ views from England, South Africa and Mauritius. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland 03 - 06 Sep 2013

The enforceability of environmental rights as human rights: a tale of two countries.

Jones, M. 2009. The enforceability of environmental rights as human rights: a tale of two countries. Society of Legal Scholars Centenary Conference. Keele, UK Jul 2009

The prospects for corporate governance operating as a vehicle for social change in South Africa

Miles, L. and Jones, M. 2009. The prospects for corporate governance operating as a vehicle for social change in South Africa. Deakin law review. 14 (1), pp. 53-77.

An introduction to South African banking and credit law

Jones, M. and Schoeman, H. 2006. An introduction to South African banking and credit law. Durban LexisNexis Butterworths.

Close corporations

Jones, M. 2004. Close corporations. in: Fouche, M. (ed.) Legal principles of contracts and commercial law Durban LexisNexis Butterworths. pp. 327-334
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