Ben Hobbs

Partner, London

Ben is a leading reputation, defamation and privacy lawyer with a strong track-record of providing strategic reputation and privacy advice in times of complex crisis. As an experienced litigator, he commands a unique insight into the threats to reputation and privacy which can emerge for high profile individuals and businesses.

In addition to broader strategies, Ben also increasingly advises on online reputation, digital resilience, and the privacy risks inherent in the digital world. Ben works on claims against Big Tech and frequently advises clients on threats such as smear or hostile campaigns, cyber-attacks, data breaches and social media harassment, online trolls and activists. In addition, Ben is adept at assisting clients with reputational concerns arising out of public inquiries.

Ben is ranked in Spear’s 2022 Best Reputation and Privacy Lawyers for High-Net-Worth Individuals list and is recognised in both the Citywealth Leaders List and Spear's 2022 Reputation Managers Index. He received the bronze award for 'Lawyer of the Year – Partner’ at the Citywealth Future Leaders 2021 awards.