Rising Stars Reputation Lawyers
Jessica Welch joined Simkins in 2013 as a trainee solicitor, rising to associate in 2015. Despite being just four years into the job, she has worked on cases in the High Court, the Copyright Tribunal and the European Court of Justice. Welch covers defamation, reputation protection, privacy, copyright and licensing, as well as commercial disputes for clients in the media and entertainment industries. A key part of the Simkins team that worked on the landmark Sir Cliff Richard case against the BBC and South Yorkshire Police two years ago, Welch has earned a number of plaudits. ‘She’s doing brilliantly,’ remarks one industry colleague.