Businesses and individuals, whether high-profile or not, sometimes need to take decisive action to protect their reputations.

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We have extensive expertise in this area, and offer our clients tailored legal solutions to protect their reputation, privacy and confidentiality as effectively as possible.

We prefer to help clients manage their reputations to avoid the need for litigation. Before publication, we can operate quickly and flexibly in light of a potential media crisis. After publication, we act swiftly to seek remedies.

Where litigation is necessary, we have significant expertise in defamation, misuse of private information and breach of confidence, harassment, injunctive relief applications and online issues.

When the possible threats to any client’s reputation are not limited to the UK, we work with an international network of trusted firms, whose local knowledge and expertise supplement our own.

If you require urgent out-of-hours assistance, please contact our duty lawyer on +44 20 7874 5757.


Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Using legal tools to assist with crisis management
  • Providing legal advice on any issue that might affect reputation, whether before or after anything has appeared in the media or elsewhere
  • Advising on leaked, stolen or otherwise misappropriated material, including photographs and data
  • Guidance on harassment by journalists, photographers or others, both on- and offline
  • Commencing proceedings, whether in court or by way of arbitration or mediation
  • Assisting in cases where a reputation is in danger of being damaged as a result of third-party litigation
  • Seeking injunctive relief when appropriate.



The Simkins team are well-respected media litigators specialising in reputation protection.

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They understand our business incredibly well and provide a range of specialists as needed.
Chambers & Partners
Simkins have an excellent media practice constantly evolving with the changes in our industry.
Legal 500
They are great - we can rely on them to be responsive and do extremely high-quality work
Chambers & Partners
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Gideon Benaim has provided incisive and wise counsel to us for a number of years, he thinks beyond black letter law, bringing real work common sense and pragmatism to what are frequently highly charged matters. His reputation may precede him but he remains humble and friendly. He is truly a valued adviser.
Legal 500
Gideon Benaim "makes an effort to engage with you as an individual as well as a client, which goes a long way to work the client engagement process"
Chambers & Partners
Gideon is "the kind of guy you want in a crisis."
Legal 500

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