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Dr Lezelle Jacobs

Dr Lezelle Jacobs

Senior Lecturer

  • Email address L.Jacobs@wlv.ac.uk
  • Phone number 01902 1740
  • Location MH020, Mary Seacole Building
  • Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Institute University of Wolverhampton Law School
  • Areas of expertise

    Corporate Insolvency, Corporate Rescue and Consumer Insolvency

Dr Lézelle Jacobs recently joined the Wolverhampton Law School from the University of the Free State in South Africa where she taught Insolvency and Company Law. Dr Jacobs still holds a position as a Research Associate at the University of the Free State.

In 2015 she graduated with an LLD (doctor legume) from the University of the Free State, the focus of which was Fiduciary Duties of Business Rescue Practitioners in South Africa.

Furthermore she is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Dr Jacobs has presented at numerous conferences, both domestic and International. She is the author of several academic articles and a contributor to several text books on Corporate Insolvency.

She is a member of Turnaround Management Association of South Africa and specialises in Corporate Insolvency, Corporate Rescue and Consumer Insolvency.

Dr Jacobs is the Editor in Chief of the .

Law Society of South Africa

Turnaround Management Association of South Africa 

INSOL Academics

LLD (Doctor of Laws) 2015. English Title:  The fiduciary duties of Business Rescue Practitioners: A legal comparative study.  Afrikaans Title: Die vertrouensverpligtinge van ondernemingsreddingspraktisyns: ʼn Regsvergelykende studie. University of the Free State

LLM by dissertation (Master of Laws) 2012. English Title: A legal comparative analysis of Judicial Management and Business Rescue in terms of relevant Company Legislation. Afrikaans Title: ‘n Regsvergelykende Analise van Geregtelike Bestuur en Ondernemingsredding ingevolge relevante Maatskappywetgewing. University of the Free State

LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 2009. University of the Free State

An Overview of the Pre-Insolvency procedures in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Chapter in a book entitled The Routledge Companion to Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy (editors Verdoes, van der Rest and Adriaanse) - publication date December 2016. (Co-author - Dr A Kastrinou)

The careful business rescue practitioner: a search for the proper yardstick / Die sorgsame ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn: ’n ondersoek na die gepaste maatstaf. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 13(3) October 2016. (Co-author – Prof Johan Neethling).

Company Voluntary Arrangements: Evaluating Success and Failure. Report Commissioned by R3, the Insolvency and Restructuring trade body, and sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). (Co-author - Prof P Walton and C Umfreville)

Business rescue and employees in South African law: ‘Lost souls’ or not? / Ondernemingsredding en werknemers in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg: ‘verlore siele’ of nie? Journal for Juridical Science. December 2016. (Co-author – Dr Denine Smit).

‘Corporate Rescue: The South African Business Plan Examined’ Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law e-Journal. Volume 6 (2014) 2. (Co-author – Prof E Snyman-Van Deventer).

An Inquiry into the powers and liability of the Business Rescue Practitioner as Company Doctor. / Ondersoek na die bevoegdhede en aanspreeklikheid van die ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn as maatskappydokter. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 10(1) March 2013. (Sole author).

The new Business Rescue Practitioner: Physician or Undertaker? / Die nuwe ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn: Geneesheer of begrafnisondernemer? ʼn Ondersoek na die kwalifikasies van die reddingspraktisyn. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 9(2) August 2012. (Sole author).

Post-commencement financing and creditors: a South African perspective. The Company Lawyer (ISSN 0144-1027). Volume 33(3) 2012. (Sole author).

Close Corporations and Companies Service. Issue 46. Volume 1 (Close Corporations): Chapter 10 (Business rescue); Volume 2 (Closed Companies): Chapter 15 (Business rescue). LexisNexis. Contributor.

Dr Lezelle Jacobs

Dr Lezelle Jacobs

Senior Lecturer

  • Email address L.Jacobs@wlv.ac.uk
  • Phone number 01902 1740
  • Location MH020, Mary Seacole Building
  • Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Institute University of Wolverhampton Law School
  • Areas of expertise

    Corporate Insolvency, Corporate Rescue and Consumer Insolvency

Dr Lézelle Jacobs recently joined the Wolverhampton Law School from the University of the Free State in South Africa where she taught Insolvency and Company Law. Dr Jacobs still holds a position as a Research Associate at the University of the Free State.

In 2015 she graduated with an LLD (doctor legume) from the University of the Free State, the focus of which was Fiduciary Duties of Business Rescue Practitioners in South Africa.

Furthermore she is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

Dr Jacobs has presented at numerous conferences, both domestic and International. She is the author of several academic articles and a contributor to several text books on Corporate Insolvency.

She is a member of Turnaround Management Association of South Africa and specialises in Corporate Insolvency, Corporate Rescue and Consumer Insolvency.

Dr Jacobs is the Editor in Chief of the .

Law Society of South Africa

Turnaround Management Association of South Africa 

INSOL Academics

LLD (Doctor of Laws) 2015. English Title:  The fiduciary duties of Business Rescue Practitioners: A legal comparative study.  Afrikaans Title: Die vertrouensverpligtinge van ondernemingsreddingspraktisyns: ʼn Regsvergelykende studie. University of the Free State

LLM by dissertation (Master of Laws) 2012. English Title: A legal comparative analysis of Judicial Management and Business Rescue in terms of relevant Company Legislation. Afrikaans Title: ‘n Regsvergelykende Analise van Geregtelike Bestuur en Ondernemingsredding ingevolge relevante Maatskappywetgewing. University of the Free State

LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 2009. University of the Free State

An Overview of the Pre-Insolvency procedures in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Chapter in a book entitled The Routledge Companion to Turnaround Management and Bankruptcy (editors Verdoes, van der Rest and Adriaanse) - publication date December 2016. (Co-author - Dr A Kastrinou)

The careful business rescue practitioner: a search for the proper yardstick / Die sorgsame ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn: ’n ondersoek na die gepaste maatstaf. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 13(3) October 2016. (Co-author – Prof Johan Neethling).

Company Voluntary Arrangements: Evaluating Success and Failure. Report Commissioned by R3, the Insolvency and Restructuring trade body, and sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). (Co-author - Prof P Walton and C Umfreville)

Business rescue and employees in South African law: ‘Lost souls’ or not? / Ondernemingsredding en werknemers in die Suid-Afrikaanse reg: ‘verlore siele’ of nie? Journal for Juridical Science. December 2016. (Co-author – Dr Denine Smit).

‘Corporate Rescue: The South African Business Plan Examined’ Nottingham Insolvency and Business Law e-Journal. Volume 6 (2014) 2. (Co-author – Prof E Snyman-Van Deventer).

An Inquiry into the powers and liability of the Business Rescue Practitioner as Company Doctor. / Ondersoek na die bevoegdhede en aanspreeklikheid van die ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn as maatskappydokter. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 10(1) March 2013. (Sole author).

The new Business Rescue Practitioner: Physician or Undertaker? / Die nuwe ondernemingsreddingspraktisyn: Geneesheer of begrafnisondernemer? ʼn Ondersoek na die kwalifikasies van die reddingspraktisyn. Litnet Akademies (Regte). Volume 9(2) August 2012. (Sole author).

Post-commencement financing and creditors: a South African perspective. The Company Lawyer (ISSN 0144-1027). Volume 33(3) 2012. (Sole author).

Close Corporations and Companies Service. Issue 46. Volume 1 (Close Corporations): Chapter 10 (Business rescue); Volume 2 (Closed Companies): Chapter 15 (Business rescue). LexisNexis. Contributor.