Jon Oakley

Partner
Phone +44 20 7874 5621

PA Nikki Nimmo
Phone +44 20 7874 5685

Jon specialises in reputation protection and crisis management for companies and high profile individuals. Jon’s clients have included listed and privately held companies as well as private clients. Notable clients have included Sir Cliff Richard (in his litigation against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police), Tullett Prebon plc, Abercrombie & Fitch, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Jon has been instrumental in numerous landmark court successes over the years and has regularly dealt with emergency matters on behalf of high-profile clients. In addition to purely litigious matters, Jon also works with listed and privately held businesses by using the law to contain threats to their reputations before any commercial damage is suffered.

Jon was on the Working Group appointed to draft the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation on behalf of the Civil Justice Council. He has provided submissions to a number of Parliamentary Committees, and to the Leveson Inquiry. He has had a number of articles published.

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

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The "tenacious and thorough" Jon Oakley is active in representing clients on contentious data protection and privacy matters, as well as providing general reputation management advice. Clients describe him as "really erudite, calm, collected and thoughtful, and also very practical." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
Jon Oakley assists companies and individuals on the full range of reputational matters and sensitive crisis management situations. Sources say: "He wins clients' trust and very much gets them onside, and is very successful as a result." - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"He complements the team very well in terms of his level of experience." - Chambers & Partners 2016
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