Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Jeremy Clarke-Williams

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Jeremy is a partner in the reputation management and privacy team at Penningtons Manches Cooper which acts nationwide for a wide range of claimant and defendant clients, including both individuals and organisations. He advises primarily on defamation, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as on the related areas of harassment and the Human Rights Act 1998.

He has twice given evidence to Parliamentary Committees on defamation issues and chaired the committee which drafted the defamation pre-action protocol.

In addition to writing many articles for legal and mainstream media publications, Jeremy continues to edit the defamation section of the Civil Court Service published annually by LexisNexis. He also regularly gives talks at legal seminars.

Jeremy has been ranked as one of the leaders in his field by the legal directories for many years. Clients cite him as ‘a solicitor of vast experience in every aspect of practice, both in prosecuting and avoiding litigation’.


Jeremy joined Penningtons Manches Cooper from a top 30 UK law firm in early 2017, having been a partner there for more than 20 years.


Co-author of A Practical Guide to Libel & Slander (Butterworths 2003).