Senior Legal Counsel
T: +44 (0)1392 685354
Tony leads the firm's editorial & regulatory media team. He specialises in all aspects of publishing law, including on-line publishing. Tony also advises on a variety of related matters including regulation, copyright, lotteries, advertising, promotions, data protection, and freedom of information.
Tony advises clients including Local World, Johnston Press, Which?, Archant, Tindle Newspapers, Midland News Association, Newsquest, Telegraph Media Group, a large number of internet publishers, several major magazine publishers, and a number of digital TV broadcasters.
Tony also specialises in the legal aspects of reputation management.
Tony is also a Privy Council Agent, and has represented Commonwealth publishers in Privy Council appeals. He is an active member of the Society of Editors, and a member of the Society’s Parliamentary and Legal Committee. Tony is recognised as a 'leader in his field' by Chambers UK legal directory.
Tony Jaffa is praised for his "measured and thoughtful advice". Legal 500 2019
Sources say: "He is extremely knowledgeable and clued in on our business." Chambers 2019
One client affords particular praise for his "real understanding of the newspaper industry," while another source says he's "very good at reducing problems at a minimal cost." Chambers 2018
Tony Jaffa leads the editorial and regulatory media team; he has a ‘fantastic reputation’ for publishing matters. Legal 500 2017
"Very established in this field, particularly in relation to defending local newspapers." Chambers 2017
"You have been the best newspaper lawyer I have ever worked with" Ian Mean, Former Editor, Western Daily Press
Tony Jaffa has a ‘fantastic reputation’ for publishing matters Legal 500 2017
"Tony Jaffa is very highly regarded" Legal 500 2015
The "hugely respected" Tony Jaffa "really understands his clients' needs." As a very experienced hand at working with regional press, he gives "thoughtful advice" and "is very pragmatic." Chambers 2014