Rachel Atkins

Partner, London

Rachel is a leading litigator specialising in defamation, reputation and privacy protection. Acting for high-net-worth individuals, corporates, and entrepreneurs both from the UK and abroad, Rachel is particularly adept at straddling the border between HNW family and business life.

Rachel is often called in crisis situations, acting quickly to manage complex cases and the strong personalities involved. She is experienced in bringing calm and objectivity to these situations to determine the best approach. As a highly skilled litigator who always stays ahead of the threats, clients instruct her due to her standing as “a ninja litigator that can see round corners”. Increasingly, Rachel’s work is concerned with the digital world, whether this be cases against Big Tech companies, compliance database, or search engines, or dealing with cases of social media harassment or online smear campaigns. 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, recognised in Spears’ Best Reputation and Privacy Lawyers for High-Net-Worth Individuals 2022, and was shortlisted in Spear’s Reputation Lawyer of the Year 2021 Awards. More recently, Rachel has also been recognised in the Citywealth 2022 Top 100 International Private Client Litigation Lawyers list.