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Jeffrey Smele

Simons Muirhead & Burton

Work Department

Media: Content and Disputes
Dispute Resolution


Senior Associate


Trained: Simons Muirhead and Burton

Qualified: 2008

Senior Associate: 2012


French (conversational)




University College London – LLB: 2001-2004

Inns of Court School of Law: 2004-2005


Film geek / bookworm

London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Next generation lawyers

Jeffrey Smele - Simons Muirhead & Burton

Within: Reputation management

Simons Muirhead & Burton  acts for major broadcasters and television production companies. Clients include Simon and Schuster, Channel 4 and Penguin Random House. Partners Louis Charalambous , Martin Soames  and Razi Mireskandari  are all ‘reassuringly capable lawyers’. They’ve acted for News Group Newspapers Limited in a number of claims including successfully opposing a libel claim brought by cleric Ali Hammuda and defending a libel and breach of Data Protection Act claim brought by Max Mosley. In addition, the practice carries out all legal clearance work for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Erica Henshilwood , Gordon Clough  and Jeffrey Smele  are additional names to note.

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