Reputation & Privacy Lawyers

Reputation Lawyers



Advice type

Crisis management


Events and entertainment

High-profile cases




Client Types


Financial professionals

Fund managers

High-profile clients


Private clients

Sector Focus

Legal Advisory Services

Geographical Focus

United Kingdom

United States

Customer Type


Jenny Afia

Spear’s Review

Schillings partner Jenny Afia is regularly sought out by the highest profile clients. Having represented the likes of Johnny Depp and Meghan Markle, to name just two recent examples, she has a wealth of experience handling the biggest cases on the biggest stage.

Afia is one of the leading lights at Schillings – a firm synonymous with an uncompromising approach.

With privacy threats coming from more and more sources, Afia often sits down with her clients to see where preventative steps can be taken. She said: ‘We map out what their business and residential arrangements are and what events they have coming up and look at the areas where it’s most likely that private information could leak. And then we recommend measures to plug any holes.’

Adviser Profile

Jenny Afia is a partner at Schillings and leads its entertainment practice.

She helps the world's most successful individuals safeguard their privacy and protect their reputations, even when faced by the most concerted and daunting of threats and challenges. Jenny is highly regarded for her dedicated, intuitive and assiduous work advising high net worth individuals across various industries, including those in the spheres of entertainment, technology and finance.

Jenny has been described as ‘lovely, bright and extremely hard-working’. She is a ‘likeable, brilliant lawyer’ and has been commended for her ‘incredible experience and amazing intuition. She is the best lawyer we have ever worked with.’

The vast majority of her work is 'below the radar', countering arbitrary interference into her clients' privacy, the dissemination of falsehoods, and stopping intrusive and/or false stories from being published by the media. If such stories are published, Jenny acts to quickly correct the record for her clients – upholding their privacy and reputation, which can entail litigation.

Ranked as a Tier 1 leader in her field by Chambers & Partners, Jenny has also been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. She features in Spear’s Top 10 Reputation Lawyers 2022, Spear’s Best Reputation Lawyers 2023, and has been recognised for three consecutive years amongst Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers.

Outside of client work, Jenny continues to advocate for children’s privacy and safety online. She is on the UK advisory board for Common Sense Media – a leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families. Recently, Jenny was appointed as a Trustee of Ditch the Label – an anti-bullying charity that helps young people navigate the issues affecting them most; from mental health and bullying, to identity and relationships. One of her projects included participating in ‘Think before you type’ – an online series featuring experts in online bullying and hate.

Rank: Top Flight

Top Flight 2023, Reputation Lawyers

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