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Francois Jacobs

Senior Associate


Francois Jacobs is a Senior Associate at Kinley Legal who attends to immigration, probate and wills law, as well as a range of other private client matters.

Francois Jacobs is a qualified Advocate in South Africa and a Registered Legal Practitioner and Notary Public in the Isle of Man, who joined Kinley Legal in October 2023.

Coming from a family of legal practitioners, he started his career as an Attorney and Notary Public in 2009, later being admitted as a conveyancer in 2012 and completing his LL.M in 2016 specialising in Mercantile Law with a focus on succession, estate planning and trust law. During 2020, he became a member of the Free State Society of Advocates (South Africa), finishing off in South Africa with an appointment to the Judiciary as an Acting Magistrate.

Francois’ passion for the law and his family’s own relocation will ensure that he can effectively assist others relocating from all jurisdictions of the world, especially those individuals from South Africa and other Commonwealth countries.


Attorney (South Africa, not currently practising) (2009)
Notary Public (South Africa, not currently practising) (2009)
Conveyancer (South Africa, not currently practising) (2012)
Advocate (South Africa) (2019)
Registered Legal Practitioner (Isle of Man) (2023)
Notary Public (Isle of Man) (2023)


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) (University of the Free State, South Africa, 2008)
Fiduciary Practitioner of South Africa: Estate administration and drafting of Wills (Fiduciary Institute of South Africa, 2014)
Certificate in Marketing Management (University of South Africa, 2014)
Management Development Programme: General Management (University of the Free State, Business School, South Africa, 2014)
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Mercantile Law with specialisation in Succession, Estate Planning, Trusts and Tax (University of the Free State, South Africa, 2016)


English, Afrikaans (native or bilingual proficiency)

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