Rachel Atkins

Partner, London

Rachel is a leading libel and defamation lawyer specialising in reputation and privacy. Acting for high-net-worth individuals, corporates, and entrepreneurs from the UK and around the world. Rachel is called on in crisis situations and acts quickly to manage complex cases and the strong personalities involved.

Working closely with individuals and businesses, Rachel brings calm and objectivity to these situations to determine the best approach. As a highly skilled litigator who specialises in defamation claims, high profile clients instruct her due to her standing as “a ninja litigator that can see round corners”.

Rachel helps clients with cases against Big Tech companies, involving issues like data protection, online smear campaigns, and social media harassment. Outside of client work, Rachel is a trustee for Smartworks, a charity which helps women back into the workplace.

Rachel is featured in Chambers’ Defamation and Reputation Management directory and recognised by Legal 500 as a leading individual. She has been featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 list, as well as appearing as 'Lawyer of the Week' in The Times.

Rachel is also ranked in the Citywealth Leaders List and was shortlisted in Spear’s Reputation Lawyer of the Year 2021 Awards. More recently, Rachel has also been recognised in the Citywealth 2023 Top 100 International Private Client Litigation Lawyers list and is featured in Spears’ Best Reputation and Privacy Lawyers for High-Net-Worth Individuals 2023.