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Jo Sanders

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Media and information.


Specialises in all aspects of reputation management for corporate and individual clients, including libel, privacy, misuse of confidential information and brand protection. Also includes advising individual clients on threats of harassment or blackmail and advising on improving personal privacy.


Trained Olswang LLP; qualified 2003; partner Harbottle & Lewis 2012. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Jo worked as a journalist and media relations consultant at leading PR firm QBO.


University of York (1993 BA Hons); College of Law (PgDL and LPC).

London: Risk advisory

Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

Within: Data protection privacy and cybersecurity

The multi-disciplinary data protection team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP is 'pleasure to work with' and comprises of lawyers specialising in data, reputation management, technology and employment law. It was recently instructed by Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Holidays on a substantial GDPR compliance project. In another work highlight the group advised Map Patient Healthcare of data privacy issues relating to its developing technology which would allow NHS patients to access real-time information about A&E departments. Daniel Tozer (who attracts praise for his 'timely and incredibly commercial advice') and Jo Sanders jointly head the practice which is highlighted as 'excellent value for money'.

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Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Jo Sanders - Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Within: Reputation management

Harbottle & Lewis LLP  has ‘a strong team that provides a cost-effective service for clients’.  The team advise high net-worth individuals, corporates and brands on defamation, privacy, breach of confidence, data protection issues and also engage in pre-publication action on behalf of their clients. The firm has successfully represented several members of the British royal family against publications like Mail Online and Closer Magazine. Other work included representing The First Lady of the United States of America Melania Trump in successful defamation proceedings against The Daily Mail and obtaining an on-air apology for Pets at Home Limited following the finding of the BBC Trust that a Watchdog programme lacked accuracy and had failed to be impartial. The team is led by the ‘tactically astute’ Gerrard Tyrell , ‘ableJo Sanders  and ‘brilliantJohn Kelly .

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  • Account of profits v damages: when and why does it matter?

    Since 2007, Experience Hendrix LLC(Hendrix) and Times Newspapers Ltd (Times) have been litigating over the intellectual property rights (IPR) in a recording of a Jimi Hendrix concert that took place at the Royal Albert Hall in February 1969. In September 2006 Times distributed a free CD, or covermount, with each edition of The Sunday Times . A claim was issued against Times in March 2007 for infringement of copyright and performers’ rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. In March 2008 the High Court held that Times had infringed the IPR in the recording and Hendrix elected to have an inquiry as to damages in respect of that infringement. The case has given rise to some complex issues as to the basis for the quantification of damages, and the inquiry is due to be heard next year, but the case is also a reminder of more general considerations in relation to remedies in IPR cases, and why the basis for quantification of those remedies can have far reaching consequences for a successful claimant.

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