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Jennifer is a member of the Commercial Litigation team, specialising in media law, risk and reputation management. She advises on a wide range of issues including defamation, privacy, blackmail, harassment, data protection, reporting restrictions and soft intellectual property. Jennifer leads the firm's specialist Reputation Management team and provides reputational legal advice to individual, corporate and charity clients, with a particular specialism in both the civil and criminal aspects of social media and cyber crime. Jennifer also provides pre and post publication advice to publishing clients.
Jennifer's recent work highlights include; acting in sensitive and high profile 'revenge porn' proceedings; acting for a defendant publisher in multiple libel proceedings brought in the High Court, successfully achieving strike out of the claims; and acting for a claimant in High Court proceedings for breach of privacy where she successfully obtained interim injunctions and liaised with the police on a parallel blackmail investigation.
Before qualifying into law Jennifer worked in publishing and has spent time in-house providing pre-publication advice and advising on rights protection and commercial issues.
Jennifer regularly contributes to legal journals and other publications and is the Publishing Correspondent for Entertainment Law Review.
"… she is ‘a particular star’ and ‘has a superb eye for detail and a strongly practical and sensible approach to clients’ interests’." Legal 500
"I've found Jennifer Agate to be very, very good." Chambers UK
"Jennifer was just a wonderful co-ordinator. She was very adept in her writing and ability to put things into perspective, and very good at calming things down." Chambers UK