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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.


    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.

    Simon is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a Ranked Lawyer for defamation/reputation management.

    Simon is recognised by Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for music.

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    Private: 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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    ‘He goes above and beyond what is needed.’

    Chambers and Partners 2022

    ‘He has great communication, explains everything thoroughly and gives excellent advice.’

    Chambers and Partners 2022

    ‘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

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

    Chambers and Partners 2021

    ‘Experienced, calm and practical’.

    Legal 500 2019

    ‘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

    ‘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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