“Jan has worked with us at betty since she started her practice in 2009. We have used her on loads of shows and she’s worth her weight in gold. Without doubt she’s one of the best media lawyers in the business – a great person to talk to when you need practical, impartial and honest advice. We value her judgement, her intelligence and her calmness – and when faced with a difficult situation, or a thorny compliance issue, she gives cracking practical advice that’s precise, robust and bang on.
It goes without saying that she is also great fun to work with – generous of spirit, delightful and kind. There is always a need for Jan Tomalin.”
Matthew Littleford, Joint Managing Director, betty
"When the shit hits the fan, you want a lawyer you can trust. But the real person you want in your team is someone to stop the shit from falling on you in the first place. You want someone who understands risk and the Ofcom codes; who wants to empower producers to achieve challenging programmes but keep them out of trouble; who has the skills and expertise at the highest level to negotiate the trickiest conundrums; and who genuinely has a passion for the work you do.
There are few people in the industry that fit that bill. There are even fewer that have a sense of humour too. But there is one person who has always been my first port of call since I started Brinkworth Films and that is Jan. I trust Jan completely. She is part of our team in a way that gives me and all the staff here real confidence. We run into issues on an almost daily basis that would make many lawyers blanche. Jan is there for all concerned, with sage, clear and impartial advice. Simply put, she is a star."
Malcom Brinkworth, CEO Brinkworth Films