Julian Pike

Partner

Julian Pike 'is quite outstanding; he is clever, thoughtful, charming and great with clients.' 

Chambers UK

Julian heads Farrer & Co's Reputation Management practice.  He has more than 20 years' experience of advising high profile individuals, corporations and institutions who find themselves the subject of attention, whether from mainstream media, online attacks or campaigning/obsessed individuals.

Often Julian will work with public relations advisers, in-house and external, to achieve the best outcomes. This recognises that the law has its limitations, but also that there is a need to take account of the client's long term business and strategic interests, as well as dealing with immediate issue.  Having also represented major UK media organisations throughout his career, Julian knows the "art of the possible" and how best this is achieved.

 Julian is "widely regarded as one of the leading media lawyers, at the very top of his profession" according to the Legal 500 2012.

Who we help

Julian's contentious media practice involves advising on defamation, privacy, injunctions, copyright, contempt, reporting restictions, pre and post publication. He acts across all media platforms, including press, television, radio, internet and social media. He also regularly advises on media regulatory issues such as in relation to the Press Complaints Commission, OFCOM and the ASA.

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Julian is Head of the Sports Group. As part of his contentious media practice, Julian regularly advises National Governing Bodies and others involved in sport on reputation management issues, whether that is in dealing with mainstream media platforms or, at the other end of the spectrum, managing reputations in respect of stakeholders and internal disputes within a particular sport.

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Recent Articles

15 January 2014 Inn the Field of Play - January 2014 Julian Pike
04 October 2013 Von Hannover v Germany (No.3) Julian Pike
03 June 2013 ECB Appeal Proceedings are Arbitration Proceedings Julian Pike
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Julian Pike

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7217
Fax: +44 (0)20 7405 2296
Email:  
julian.pike@farrer.co.uk
Secretary: 
karen.puddefoot@farrer.co.uk

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Accreditations

  • Chambers & Partners 2013
  • Legal 500, 2012

Career

Joined Farrer & Co 1990; Partner 1999

Education

Southampton University (LLB)

Memberships

Society of Editors; Media Society Council Member; British Association of Sport and the Law; MCC; Harlequins FC