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    Simon specialises in Media and Entertainment law and is a consultant in the Media Disputes department.

    A Partner for many years with Mishcon de Reya, before running his own media law boutique, Simon has been consistently ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Directories for Defamation/Reputation Management and Intellectual Property.


    He has extensive experience representing claimants and defendants. Many of Simon’s clients are high profile politicians or organisations advocating on human rights issues. He has acted in several landmark libel cases including Berkoff v Burchill, Stern v Piper, Slipper v BBC, and Lowe v Associated Newspapers. He is the author of ‘Media Law: A Practical Guide to Managing Publication Risks’ published by Sweet & Maxwell.

    Simon has acted in numerous litigation matters involving production, distribution and sales agreements in the film and media sector. He acts for a number of prominent fashion brands.

    As a former Consultant to the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising he provided pre-clearance advice to over 200 advertising agencies. As part of that role he was also a member of the Independent Television Commission’s Advertising Advisory Committee and the Committee of Advertising Practice.

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    The Jewish Chronicle

    Advising The Jewish Chronicle on litigation, intellectual property and data protection matters including the weekly pre-publication libel reading of the entire newspaper. Recently we defended a libel complaint brought by rapper, Kareem Dennis, along with addressing a potentially serious contempt …

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    ‘Simon Gallant is by far the best defamation lawyer I have dealt with. He is practical and helpful and understands how newspapers work. He always seeks to make a story possible.’

    Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Reputation Management (ranked: Tier 3)

    ‘Simon’s advice and support is fantastic. He is clear and straightforward in his communication.’

    Chambers and Partners 2021 - Notable Practitioner (Band 6)

    Simon is listed in the Legal 500 2019 and described as ‘experienced, calm and practical’.

    Legal 500 2019

    Simon is ranked in Chambers and Partners 2018 in which a client says: ‘He had a phenomenal grasp of the case and was incredibly professional in terms of getting back to us providing updates and assurances; the overall package of advice provided was outstanding.’

    Chambers 2018

    In Chambers 2017 Simon was described as ‘a respected litigator who acts for claimants and defendants in libel and privacy proceedings. He also advises on pre-publication risks.’

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