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Graham Atkins

Tel:
Work 020 7836 9300
Email:
Atkins Thomson

Work Department

Defamation and Reputation Management

Position

Partner

Career

Graham has over 25 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of libel, reputation management, privacy, IP and matrimonial law. He has worked on some of the most interesting and high-profile cases, principally suing newspapers and broadcasters for libel or breaches of privacy, or seeking to prevent them publishing damaging information for his corporate and individual clients.

His achievements on behalf of his clients have resulted in him being recognised for many years as one of the country’s leading individuals in defamation and reputation management. Graham and his team have had an enviable track record of success. His aim - and that of the firm - is to achieve the best possible results as quickly as possible and at the most reasonable rate.

Graham undertakes matrimonial work for his clients and is often instructed to keep personal and private information in relation to these matters out of the media.

He has for many years acted for powerful and influential individuals, including Tony and Cherie Blair, Michael Jackson, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Nica Burns, Sir Norman Rosenthal, Sir Lynton Crosby, Donald Trump, Kate Beckinsale, Simon Cowell, Javad Marandi, Janet Jackson, Zac Goldsmith, Nigella Lawson, Josh Hartnett, Sean Bean, and Anna Richardson, for whom he sued Arnold Schwarzenegger for libel when he was Governor of California. There are many other clients whose details must remain confidential.

Independently-researched guides have said that Graham provides “down to earth, reliable and imaginative advice”, is “extremely savvy” and “an innovative lawyer with an impeccable record” renowned for his “unfailing ability to produce positive results.”

Member

Law Society; American Bar Association

Education

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; Manchester University, LLB (Hons) 1988; Guildford College of Law 1989.


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Atkins - Atkins Thomson

Within: Reputation management

The team at Atkins Thomson has ‘great in-depth knowledge’ of media-related litigation including defamation, privacy and data protection. The firm has ‘extensive knowledge and expertise in pre-publication injunctions’ as well as harassment injunctions. In addition to acting for a number of client in phone hacking litigation, the team has experience of obtaining disclosure orders and other remedies against international media companies such as Google and Facebook. The firm has successfully defended Donald Trump in a defamation case, acted for Mrs Cherie Blair in defamation and privacy actions and acted for The Estate of Sir Bobby Robson in relation to phone hacking by the press. The ‘extremely ableGraham Atkins  is a ‘quality litigator’. ‘Innovative and reliableMark Thomson  is one of the lead lawyers in the phone hacking litigation. Other names to note include Nicola McCann  and James Heath.  Yinka McKay  joined the team.

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