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 is the Head of Simkins' reputation protection team. He is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and as a leading individual in The Legal 500.
Gideon represents a number of the world’s leading companies from sectors including financial services; energy; tech; food and drink; and television.
Gideon recently headed the team that acted for Sir Cliff Richard in his ground-breaking privacy case against the BBC, which Spears Wealth recently named as “Case of the Year”. Gideon has represented many high profile private and corporate clients including JK Rowling, Naomi Campbell, Roman Polanski, Las Vegas Sands Corp, Gordon Ramsay and The Law Society.
Gideon also received the prestigious award for “Partner of the Year” at the 2008 Lawyer Awards, was named The Times’ “Lawyer of the Week” in August 2018, and made it into The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list in 2019.
Gideon sat 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.
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