With over twenty years’ experience in libel, reputation management and privacy, the co-founder of Atkins Thomson is a well-known figure in the industry, with the firm leading phone hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers.
Atkins says there are now more privacy claims than libel, as the latter is becoming more expensive and the Defamation Act has made it tougher to bring them. With the recent TalkTalk hack, he also anticipates a rise in privacy actions. Atkins constantly battles media organisations on behalf of high-profile individuals and major corporations. He has acted for Michael Jackson, Simon Cowell, Max Clifford, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett and Sir Norman Rosenthal, to name a disclosable few, as well as Princess Charlene of Monaco in a privacy matter.