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Reputation & Privacy Lawyers

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John Kelly

Spear’s Review

 ‘Around 90 per cent of our work is preventative,’ says John Kelly of Harbottle & Lewis, who has been involved in many of his field’s most high-profile cases and developments.

Over the years he has represented A-listers and, for Melania Trump, secured one of the largest settlements to go through the UK courts.

Kelly – who specialises in reputation protection, privacy and defamation – tells Spear’s that discretion and confidentiality are key. Technology might change the way the game is played, but one tenet of reputation management remains unchanged.

 ‘People think that if you’re in the public eye, it’s access all areas,’ he explains. ‘But the opposite is true. We work with clients to develop safe areas around their homes, children and private lives. It provides enormous comfort to have such sanctuary.’

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