Tom Rudkin


Tom Rudkin

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Tom joined Farrer & Co as a trainee in 2011 and qualified in September 2013. He spent five months on secondment at the Lawn Tennis Association in 2013.


BA in Classics – Corpus Christi College, Oxford; GDL and LPC – BPP Professional Education

Tom is an Associate in Farrer & Co's Reputation Management practice, and is also a member of the firm's Sports Group.

Tom provides reputation management, contentious media and IP advice to a full range of the firm's clients, including individuals, corporates and institutions. He has experience advising both claimants and defendants on defamation, privacy, contentious data protection, cyber security, harassment, and copyright and trademark law. He works alongside communications advisers, investigative firms, and IT and cyber security specialists to help devise strategies on, and responses to, sensitive issues where the reputational risk is significant.

Tom frequently advises sports organisations and individuals on contentious, regulatory and commercial matters. His clients include international and national sports governing bodies, as well as a number of professional sportsmen and women and other sports organisations. Tom's experience includes advising Farrer & Co's sports clients on various forms of dispute resolution (comprising litigation, arbitration at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and mediation), internal investigations, disciplinary and selection issues, and the drafting of key policies (such as those relating to anti-doping and the selection of athletes for major events).

Tom has spent time in-house on two separate secondments at the Lawn Tennis Association.

Recent articles that Tom has written or contributed to:

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Tom is a member of the Sports Group and advises a number of the firm's sports clients, including national governing bodies, on the contentious legal issues they face.

He is also a co-editor and author of the Sports Group's monthly bulletin, Inn the Field of Play.

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Tom is a member of the International Private Wealth Group.  He provides advice to the firm's international private clients on reputation management issues, both contentious and non-contentious.

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