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Gideon Benaim

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Gideon is a lawyer specialising in reputation protection for high-profile individuals and companies. He has extensive expertise in the areas of defamation, privacy, harassment and copyright. Gideon is a partner and heads up Simkins’ reputation protection team. Gideon represents a number of the world’s leading companies from sectors including financial services; food and drink; and television. A long-term advisor to JK Rowling, Gideon has represented many high-profile private and corporate clients including Mondelez UK, Syco Entertainment, Lions Gate UK Ltd, Canary Wharf Group plc, Braeburn Estates Limited Partnership, The Law Society, Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd, Las Vegas Sands Corp, Naomi Campbell, Lance Armstrong, Roman Polanski, Nicole Kidman and Gordon Ramsay. Gideon also received the prestigious award for ‘Partner of the Year’ at the 2008 Lawyer Awards. Gideon sits on the Law Society’s Reference Groups for Libel Reform and Privacy. He was on the Civil Justice Council’s Working Party on the draft Defamation Bill. Gideon has given evidence to the Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions, and has overseen the provision of evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and to a number of Parliamentary committees. He has also spoken at the Cambridge and Durham Unions on the issue of reputation protection and the press.


London: Risk advisory

Reputation management

Within: Leading individuals

Gideon Benaim - Simkins LLP

Within: Reputation management

Headed by the ‘outstandingGideon Benaim, ‘responsiveJon Oakley  and ‘pragmaticTom Iverson, Simkins LLP's team is commended for its ‘strong knowledge and experience’. It acts for a number of high-profile individuals and also does advisory work for film and television producers, non-news publishers and digital media clients. Gideon Benaim led the team that successfully represented Sir Cliff Richard in his privacy and data protection action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police. Fiona McAllister  and Jessica Welch are also recommended.

Headed by the ‘outstandingGideon Benaim, ‘responsiveJon Oakley  and ‘pragmaticTom Iverson, Simkins LLP's team is commended for its ‘strong knowledge and experience’. It acts for a number of high-profile individuals and also does advisory work for film and television producers, non-news publishers and digital media clients. Gideon Benaim led the team that successfully represented Sir Cliff Richard in his privacy and data protection action against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police. Fiona McAllister  and Jessica Welch are also recommended.

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