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Claire Gill

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Media Litigation


Partner specialising in media and High Court commercial dispute resolution and reputation management; in particular, defamation and privacy cases, financial mis-selling and professional negligence. Represents and advises a wide variety of clients, from celebrities and politicians to international business people and companies. Has represented clients involved in libel and other litigation concerning complex jurisdictional issues, including Berezovsky v Forbes and Berezovsky v Fridman. Provides discreet advice to individuals and companies exposed to media scrutiny, and advises clients generally on all media-related matters, including pre-publication issues and rights under the Human Rights Act and Data Protection Act 1998.


Articled Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners; qualified 1996; partner 2000; qualified as solicitor-advocate 2006. Regularly lectures in defamation law.




Newent School, Gloucestershire; University of Exeter and University of Aix-Marseilles (1992 LLB Euro); Nottingham Law School (1994 LPC).

London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Carter-Ruckremains at the top of the field’ and is ‘a pre-eminent law firm for reputation matters’. The team is led by ‘the powerhouse to call in any media-related crisisNigel Tait; he ‘regularly puts clients at ease with his shrewd, pragmatic advice and is an exceptional, tenacious and clever practitioner’. Other individuals singled out include the ‘exceptionally experiencedRuth Collard; Cameron Doley; the ‘thoughtful and conscientiousClaire Gill; Guy Martin; Alasdair Pepper; the ‘intellectually rigorousAdam Tudor; and recently promoted partners Rebecca Toman and Antonia Foster. Recent highlights include acting for a high-profile individual in a dispute before the Supreme Court against News Group Newspapers regarding an interim injunction restricting publication of the claimant’s identity, and representing the Mahmood family in a libel claim against Katie Hopkins and the MailOnline. Simon Cowell, Kate and Gerry McCann, Bryan Adams, James Blunt and the Qatari royal family are also clients.

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