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Julian Pike

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Work 020 3375 7217
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Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes.

Position

Julian heads Farrer & Co's reputation management practice. He has more than 20 years' experience of advising high profile individuals, corporations and institutions who find themselves the subject of attention, whether from mainstream media, online attacks or campaigning/ obsessed individuals. Often Julian will work with public relations advisers, in-house and external, to achieve the best outcomes. This recognises that the law has its limitations, but also that there is a need to take account of the client's long term business and strategic interests, as well as dealing with immediate issue. Having also represented major UK media organisations throughout his career, Julian knows the "art of the possible" and how best this is achieved.

Career

Joined Farrer & Co 1990; Partner 1999.

Member

Society of Editors; Media Society Council Member; British Association of Sport and the Law; MCC; Harlequins FC

Education

Southampton University (LLB).


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Julian Pike - Farrer & Co

Within: Reputation management

Headed by the ‚Äėsuperb‚Äô Julian Pike, the practice at¬†Farrer & Co¬†acts for high-profile individuals, charities, celebrities, organisations and publishers. The practice acted for Princess Tessy of Luxembourg on matters related to her divorce proceedings in the High Court, and advised the Football Association in relation the Select Committee inquiry into its handling of allegations of discrimination made against Mark Sampson. Tom Rudkin¬† is also recommended. Michael Patrick left the firm.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

With 'a long history of acting for sports governing bodies on weighty matters', Farrer & Co has 'a strong sports pedigree'; governance, integrity and safeguarding are core strengths, though the team also has longstanding experience in event-staging. Julian Pike has 'great experience' and 'a very good understanding of the needs and pressures faced by his clients'; he advised the Football Association (FA) on the Select Committee inquiry into its handling of bullying and discrimination allegations lodged against former England women's manager Mark Sampson. Senior litigator Adrian Parkhouse is 'calm and effective, with a sound knowledge of the sector', and knows 'exactly what clients expect'; he defended PGA European Tour against a damages claim worth over £200,000, relating to its staging of the golf tournament. Henry Sainty assisted UK Athletics with staging the IAAF World Athletics Championships and the IPC World ParaAthletics Championships in 2017; he also advised the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) on its agreement with The Queen's Club to stage the Aegon Championships. Other clients include the International Canoe Federation and Billericay FC. Kate Allass is 'a strong, effective litigator'; the 'extremely sharp' Paul Jones is 'a great person to have on your side'. Associate Tom Rudkin is widely recommended.

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