Julian Pike


Julian Pike

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  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015


Joined Farrer & Co 1990; Partner 1999


Southampton University (LLB)


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

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.


What the legal directories say:

"Clients praise Pike as 'extremely thorough, proactive and knowledgeable" and value his "ability to manage a complex matter with lots of different disciplines involved.'" -- Chambers & Partners

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

"I have always had huge regard for Julian Pike. He is very robust, extremely knowledgeable and a very sensible litigator." -- Chambers High Net Worth Guide

"He creates an aura of respect and builds confidence throughout conferences and dealings." -- Chambers High Net Worth Guide

"Julian provides balanced and high-quality advice on all occasions and goes to exceptional lengths to ensure the achievement of the best possible outcome."
-- Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Who we help

Julian's contentious media practice involves advising on defamation, privacy, injunctions, copyright, contempt, reporting restrictions, 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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