With over 20 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. Following the 2015 TalkTalk hack, he also anticipated a rise in privacy actions. Atkins constantly battles media organisations on behalf of high-profile individuals and major corporations. He has acted for Donald Trump, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Sir Norman Rosenthal, and Tony and Cherie Blair to name a disclosable few.