Jo Sanders

Partner | London

Secretary Nikoleta Taseva


Jo is a partner and leads the media and reputation team in London.

Jo joined in 2019 with 15 years' experience of looking after the reputation and privacy of some of the world's most well-known individuals and businesses.
Described as ‘calm and insightful' by Chambers & Partners HNW, Jo advises clients either prior to publication or broadcast of stories concerning them, or post-publication where media or online content is inaccurate, intrusive or harassing.

'She is sensible and she doesn't grandstand; one can have a normal conversation with her' (Chambers UK), and ‘She is hugely competent, extremely experienced, with the ability to cut straight to the issue at hand', (Chambers HNW 2018).

Her practice comprises all aspects of reputation and privacy law, such as libel, misuse of private information and breach of confidence, media regulatory codes, and protection from harassment. Reflecting the expansion of the global trade in information, Jo's practice has grown to include contentious data protection, including litigation over data subject access rights and data breach compensation claims.

Jo was previously a news journalist and PR adviser before becoming a media litigator.
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Me in a minute

I feel strongly that all individuals should have the chance to be represented in the media fairly and truthfully and there is nothing wrong with appointing knowledgeable representation to achieve that.

When I trained as a lawyer, one aspect of the study that I loved most was reading case law and that has turned out to be lucky as I qualified into one of the most fast-developing areas of law. In fact, media law cases are just as likely to be on the front pages of the newspapers, as in the legal pages which is always fun – but usually better if I am not acting in them - many clients prefer to stay under the radar and value their privacy highly.