Mr Lee Swales
Campus: Howard College
Building & Room: Suite B, Room 114
Mr Lee Swales is a Lecturer in the field of business law at the School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Master of Laws (LLM) from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He is admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Before joining UKZN, Swales spent several years working in corporate commercial practice in Johannesburg and Durban.
His research areas include internet law and technology, cyber-crime, consumer law, contract and corporate law.
- LLB (UKZN)
- LLM (Wits)
- Admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
- Internet and technology law
- consumer law and contract
- Corporate law
- L Swales ‘An Analysis of the Regulatory Environment Governing Hearsay Electronic Evidence in South Africa: Suggestions for Reform – Part One’ Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2018 (21) 2 – 30
- L Swales ‘An Analysis of the Regulatory Environment Governing Hearsay Electronic Evidence in South Africa: Suggestions for Reform – Part Two’ Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal 2018 (21) 2 – 34.
- L Swales ‘Electronic instruments – a presumption of reliability, a presumption of regularity, judicial notice, or none of the above?’ South African Journal of Criminal Justice 2018 (2) 189 – 211.
- Swales L “The regulation of electronic signatures: time for review and amendment” (2015) 15 (2) South African law Journal 259.
- Swales L ‘Protection of personal information: South Africa’s answer to the global phenomenon in the context of unsolicited electronic messages (spam)’ (2016) South African Mercantile Law Journal 28(1) 49.
- Bellengere A and Swales L ‘Can Facebook ever be a substitute for the real thing? A review of CMC Woodworking Machinery (Pty) Ltd v Pieter Odendaal Kitchens 2012 (5) SA 604 (KZD)’ (2016) Stellenbosch Law Review 27(3) 454.
Recent Papers Delivered:
- Can Facebook ever be a substitute for the real thing? A note on CMC Woodworking Machinery (Pty) Ltd v Pieter Odendaal Kitchens. Presented at the Society of Law Teachers of South Africa Conference, Durban 2015.
Membership of Professional & Other Organisations:
- Law Society of KwaZulu-Natal, formerly a member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces;
- Provide assistance to the electronic law committee of the law society of KwaZulu-Natal;
- Provide ad hoc lecturing on cyber-crime and electronic commerce to the Judicial Education Institute of South Africa;
- Lecture contract law for the Law Society of South Africa Professional Legal Training for candidate attorneys.
www.regulatorylawsa.com – personal law blog. – personal law blog.