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Jon Oakley

Spear’s Review

A part of the Simkins team that represented Sir Cliff Richard in his landmark case against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police (which was recognised at that year’s Spear's Wealth Management Awards as Case of the Year), Jon Oakley is no stranger to landmark court cases. ‘[Cliff Richard] did that because he felt a duty to try to make sure that no one in the future would suffer like he did,’ Oakley says of the case.

Since joining the firm in 2013, Oakley has developed a formidable practice within a stellar team at Simkins. He regularly deals with emergency matters for high-profile clients, and also conducts work with listed and private companies. Other notable clients have included Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Adviser Profile

Jon Oakley is a lawyer specialising in reputation protection at Simkins where he is a Partner.

Jon has been instrumental in landmark court successes which have changed the law in his field. While his background is in litigation involving areas such as defamation, privacy, anti-harassment, breach of confidence and threats of blackmail, Jon increasingly works with individuals, as well as businesses, to contain threats before any reputational or commercial harm can be suffered.

‘Our work is often fast-moving and time-sensitive,’ Oakley says. ‘Often clients are facing serious reputational harm if something isn’t dealt with immediately and correctly, and it’s our role to focus in on what’s critical and advise them accordingly.’

Rank: Top Recommended

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