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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: Dispute resolution

Reputation management

Within: Reputation management

Carter-Ruck is β€˜a go-to firm’ for a wide-ranging client base that includes celebrities and high-net-worth individuals as well as global entities. Cameron Doley was part of a team that represented Martin Hemming in libel proceedings against Penguin Books. Other individuals singled out in β€˜brilliant litigator’ Nigel Tait’s sizeable team include Claire Gill, Alasdair Pepper (who is β€˜one of the most experienced media lawyers in the business’), Ruth Collard (who is β€˜sure-footed and outstandingly forensic’), Adam Tudor and Guy Martin.

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