Lee & Thompson Reputation Protection Team Recognised in Spears 500 2023

12th January 2023


Mike Brookes and Leo Dawkins have, once again, been recommended in the Spears 500, a directory of the top advisers and service providers to high-net-worth individuals and families.

Both are recommended as two of the top Reputation & Privacy Lawyers in the UK, with significant experience working with HNW and UHNW individuals across the creative industries and beyond.

Spears says of Mike Brookes: “Over the years, Brookes has won highly publicised cases on behalf of A-list clients including Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Frankie Boyle, Paul Hollywood and Christopher Eccleston. He has also worked on unusual cases such as the much-discussed libel and data protection appeal on behalf of His Highness Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco in 2017.”

And of Leo Dawkins, Spears says: “While adept at advising on all types of media inquiries, Dawkins works a lot with HNWs seeking to exorcise the digital ghosts of old search engine results using the ‘right to be forgotten’. Dawkins has also acted for leading broadcasters over content disputes against individuals, representing Channel 5 in the Court of Appeal over a broadcast episode of Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! as well as defending the producers of a video game documentary in proceedings brought about by the makers of Grand Theft Auto. In settling pre- and post-publication disputes, Dawkins moves at speed.”

Additionally the Spears 500 has recommended our Music lawyers Will Everitt and Tim Fowler in the directory for the first time this year, who have been included for their work protecting rights and reputation in the music industry.

To read the new edition of The Spear’s 500, click here.

For more information about Lee & Thompson’s Reputation Protection practice, click here.