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Tom is a leading reputation, media and information lawyer.  He advises the firm’s clients on all issues relating to their reputation, privacy, confidential information and data. Tom is a member of the firm’s Reputation Management and Data, IP and Technology Disputes practices. 


Tom advises individuals, companies and other institutions on all aspects of reputation management, whether it is responding to mainstream media coverage, protecting online reputation, dealing with defamation or harassment.  Consistent with the team's ethos, Tom's work is very diverse and he firmly believes in taking a holistic approach to protecting clients' reputations.

Tom also advises businesses and individuals on a full spectrum of issues relating to confidential information and data, including privacy, data breaches, information theft and intellectual property. His work in this area includes managing data breaches and cyber incidents and associated litigation and regulatory investigations, dealing with the unlawful taking of confidential information and intellectual property, and handling contractual disputes over rights in data.

Tom is a member of the firm’s Reputation Management and Data, IP and Technology Disputes practices. 



"Tom Rudkin has a keen intellect and a very personable disposition which allows him to quickly forge a relationship with clients and find the best course of action for them." (Legal 500 2024)

"Tom is a brilliant, sharp, up-and-coming lawyer with an excellent network." (Chambers UK 2024)

"Tom is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and alive to a broad range of modern reputational threats. His approach puts clients at ease, and his advice is always spot on." (Chambers UK 2024)

“He is very responsive and shows fine judgement." (Chambers UK 2024)

"Thomas Rudkin is excellent, warm, technically strong, intellectually curious, and brings energy to the team." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Thomas Rudkin is very energetic and committed; he gives sound advice and has excellent client-handling skills." (Chambers HNW 2023)

''Tom Rudkin ... Brings a young and innovative perspective to issues ... Very hard working and a pleasure to work with and still top of his game." (Legal 500 2023)

"Thomas Rudkin is ... a fantastic lawyer ... he understands our industry and adjusts the advice he provides accordingly" (Legal 500 2023)

"Tom Rudkin is exceptional – he provides an all round service starting with outstanding advice on how to respond to press enquiries, dealing with the lawyers for the newspapers and general advice." (Legal 500 2023)

"Thomas Rudkin is going to be a real star" (Chambers UK 2023)

"Tom is an outstanding lawyer. He is brilliant at dealing with the press, and has very good tactical awareness." (Chambers HNW 2022)
Tom is recognised as an Associate to watch for Defamation/ Reputation Management in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2021.

"Intellectually agile, attentive, and commercial. He has the ability to immediately cut through the complexities of complex privacy cases and get right to the heart of the matter. He explains legal issues in a very clear way, and never loses touch with the bigger picture in difficult and detailed cases." (Chambers HNW 2021)

Several sources describe Thomas Rudkin as "a rising star" for defamation and reputation management matters.

"Tom Rudkin is standout. He has an ability to make you feel one of the team and offers first-class advice without corporate arrogance." (Legal 500 2022)

"Tom Rudkin is a rising star who is always willing to help think through an issue." (Legal 500 2021)

"The team offers practical, thoughtful and prompt advice. They always respond quickly and in a helpful way. Tom Rudkin is extremely able and pleasant to deal with." (Legal 500 2021)

"Tom Rudkin is extremely able, articulate and easy to deal with." (Legal 500 2021)

"He is very personable, very switched on and delightful to work with." (Chambers HNW 2020)

"Tom is somebody you could simply call at any time and he will tell you exactly what you need to hear. He is really pleasant to work with and he immediately understands the core of the problem and tries to address that." (Chambers HNW 2020)

Memberships & Accolades

Tom is a member of the Union International des Avocats.  He is the Vice President of the UIA’s Young Lawyers Commission, and a member of the Media Law and Litigation Commissions.  He is also a member of LawInSport.

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