Jessica Welch

Associate

Jess’s practice focuses on media disputes and reputation protection. Her experience encompasses intellectual property and contractual disputes and working with high profile individuals and corporates on defamation, misuse of private information and data protection claims. Jess has been ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 since 2019 and she was added to the Spears Reputation Management Index in 2020.

Across both areas of her practice, Jess has worked on cases in the Copyright Tribunal, the High Court and the Supreme Court.  She was a key member of the team representing Sir Cliff Richard in his 2018 landmark privacy action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police and she regularly advises clients on pre- and post-publication issues. 

Before joining Simkins, Jess worked at sports PR firm Pitch working with clients such as the National Basketball Association, Channel 4 and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

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