Gideon Benaim


Gideon Benaim


Gideon is a lawyer specialising in reputation protection for high profile individuals and companies. He has extensive expertise in the areas of defamation, privacy, harassment and copyright.  Gideon is a partner and heads up Simkins’ reputation protection team.

Gideon represents a number of the world’s leading companies from sectors including financial services; food and drink; and, television.

A long term advisor to JK Rowling, Gideon has represented many high profile private and corporate clients including Naomi Campbell, Roman Polanski, Las Vegas Sands Corp, Lance Armstrong, Gordon Ramsay and The Law Society. 

Gideon also received the prestigious award for “Partner of the Year” at the 2008 Lawyer Awards.

Gideon sits on the Law Society’s Reference Groups for Libel Reform and Privacy. He was on the Civil Justice Council’s Working Party on the draft Defamation Bill.  Gideon has given evidence to the Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions, and has overseen the provision of evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and to a number of Parliamentary Committees. He has also spoken at the Cambridge and Durham Unions on the issue of reputation protection and the press.

If you have a reputation protection issue that requires urgent, out-of-hours advice, please call +44 20 7874 5757

Legal directories

Gideon Benaim is "a shrewd litigator" who has "great industry knowledge." Armed with “a great analytical mind," he "gives sensible, pragmatic advice." He was lead partner in the case for Naomi Campbell against the Telegraph.
Chambers & Partners, 2014

Gideon has a strong reputation for his handling of defamation and privacy matters for a range of high-profile clients.
Chambers & Partners 2013

Well-respected litigator
Legal 500 2013

Gideon Benaim is “extremely open and generous in his approach and a bit of a whizz-kid with technology.” He has acted for a number of multinational corporations and high net worth individuals in privacy and defamation actions.
Chambers & Partners, 2012