Gideon Benaim

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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. He is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers & Partners 2019.

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”. 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, Gordon Ramsay and The Law Society.

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

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.

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


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Gideon Benaim heads the firm's reputation team and maintains a fine track record representing individuals and corporate clients in defamation, privacy and data privacy matters. Clients say: "He's incredibly patient in describing what he thinks is the optimal strategy and he's always right." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Ranked in Band 1. Clients appreciate his "measured and accurate advice." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
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, 2016
The "very calm and knowledgeable" Gideon Benaim is a highly esteemed reputation management expert, deemed to be "the kind of guy you want in a crisis." Sources characterise Benaim as "very responsive and very commercial," noting that he secures "excellent results for his clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2015
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