Joss Saunders

Contact details

07711 443142

01865 254220

A good all-round publishing lawyer.

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016

Joss’ expertise covers all aspects of charity law and publishing law.

Main areas of practice

His particular charity law specialisms are charity trading, data protection and marketing, contracts and grants. For publishing he has more than 20 years’ experience working in copyright and publishing law


Joss advises international and national charities, and in publishing advises particularly STM publishers, although he has also been company secretary of an independent publishing company, and regularly advises a range of publishers, agents and authors.



Joss joined the firm in 1995.

Contact details

07711 443142

01865 254220

  • Charity Law Association
  • Oxford Publishing Society

Significant Experience

  • Publishing: Company secretary of an academic publishing company and the Copyright Counsel for a number of publishing businesses.

Additional Expertise

Data protection: Advising on data protection issues since 1995 and has trained many companies on implementation of the legislation. He has been the data protection officer for a major national charity. He advises public sector and commercial bodies on Freedom of Information.

Climate Change: Advises international and national charities, and has served as legal adviser to a wide range of environmental and development charities and NGOs, including several household name charities.

He works with networks of environmental lawyers from around the world on climate change, in particular in relation to international negotiations of UNFCCC and public law issues.

In the UK he helps with a number of community groups with environmental or sustainable objectives in establishing the optimum legal structure and governance.

Author: Author of the NCVO’s guide to Contracts with Public Bodies.

Lecturer: Chairs conferences and is a lecturer on publishing and the law at the Publishing Postgraduate Course, Oxford Brookes University and the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers. Joss has also co-led the Rights Management module at the Publishing Centre at Oxford Brookes University for their MA in publishing course and is a presenter at the STM Masterclass.

Experienced practitioner Joss Saunders handles a range of concerns for publishing clients, including Osprey

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2015

Joss Saunders is legal counsel to the Committee of Publishing Ethics.

The Legal 500 UK 2014
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