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Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth

5 ranked individualsBand 1UKHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table

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Schillings remains a notable name in the reputation management sphere, and is described by one interviewee as "the go-to when your reputation is in the media's hands."

"They're really good. They're really responsive, their advice is excellent and they are very nuanced," says an interviewee, who adds: "I highly rate them as litigation lawyers." Another source states: "They are able to mix strategic intent with high-impact operational tactics. They are fast, they are smart, they get results."

Notable practitioners

New York-based Allan Dunlavy is "extremely personable, client-centric, he really knows what he is doing and is very easy to deal with," says a source, who adds: "He does a good job translating what they're trying to accomplish into chunks that the clients can digest." Another commentator states that Dunlavy is "a very nice person, easy to work with and terrifically responsive," and observes that "he is extremely knowledgeable and always a pleasure to work with." He regularly advises high net worth individuals and other notable clients on international privacy and reputation management matters.

Jenny Afia leads the legal team at the firm and also head of its entertainment practice. "Jenny is very robust and commits 100% to her clients and the case. She makes herself available at any time of the day - one of her skills is definitely the level of support for clients, they feel like they're in great hands," observes an interviewee. Another commentator says: "I think she is a good lawyer and very good at running a litigation team in a substantial case. I've found her very easy to work with."

Keith Schilling is hugely well known for his work on reputation and privacy matters for high-profile individuals. "He is brilliant," says an interviewee, adding: "He is an excellent lawyer." Schilling is the firm's chairman and senior partner.

Magnus Boyd is "brilliant," according to a fellow solicitor, who also says that "he's a very good lawyer - calm and thoughtful." Another interviewee says that he is a "pleasure to work with, a calm, cooling influence in a crisis," and adds that "he is my go-to person."

Rachel Atkins continues to win praise for her handling of privacy and reputational matters. "She gives good, balanced advice, she is straightforward too - she'll tell you if you're not going to win, or she'll give you the advice you don't want to hear but is good for you," says an interviewee, adding: "She is incredibly responsive, which I appreciate, she is tenacious and incredibly thorough." Another source says that "she is someone I rate very highly," adding: "She's very intelligent, calm and measured."

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Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth


Allan Dunlavy
Expertise based abroad in USA
Jenny Afia
Band 1
Keith Schilling
Eminent Practitioners
Magnus Boyd
Band 4
Rachel Atkins
Band 3