Jon Oakley > Simkins LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Jon specialises in reputation protection and crisis management for companies and high-profile individuals. Jon’s clients have included listed and privately held companies as well as private clients. Notable clients have included Tullett Prebon plc, Abercrombie & Fitch, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jon has been instrumental in numerous landmark court successes over the years and has regularly dealt with emergency matters on behalf of high-profile clients. In addition to purely litigious matters, Jon also works with listed and privately held businesses by using the law to contain threats to their reputations before any commercial damage is suffered. Jon was on the Working Group appointed to draft the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation on behalf of the Civil Justice Council. He has provided submissions to a number of Parliamentary Committees, and to the Leveson Inquiry. He has had a number of articles published.

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London > Risk advisory > Reputation management

Simkins LLP‘s reputation department ‘has strength in depth and real experience in this field’ and successfully undertakes highly sensitive cases and deals with reputational threats linked to privacy, confidence, anti-harassment, data protection and copyright issues emanating from different channels. The team, headed by the ‘outstanding‘ Gideon Benaim , has earned particular praise for its representation of Sir Cliff Richard in the 2018 landmark case against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police, establishing a precedent in privacy and data protection rights of individuals accused of criminal offences. Tom Iverson advises both claimants and defendants in proceedings in High Court, frequently obtaining injunctions for his corporate clients. The ‘great and enormously supportiveJon Oakley is an additional key figure of the exceptionally strong team as is ‘effective litigatorJessica Welch.