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Matt Himsworth

Matt has spent nearly 20 years working as a reputation and privacy lawyer working for FTSE 100 companies, high-net worth individuals and, most reputedly, in sport where he acts as a trusted adviser to a number of Premier League football clubs, sports and player associations.

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Matters which are on the public record which he has acted on include Rowan Atkinson’s libel proceedings against the Daily Mail, Steve Morgan CBE’s libel claim against the Daily Mail (in which the Mail’s defence was struck out), Rachel Thompson’s ground-breaking claim against Apple and comedian Louise Beamont’s successful defence of a claim brought by her estranged husband about her show.

Matt has secured numerous published apologies on behalf of clients including: Manchester City, James Haskell, Raheem Sterling, Fernando Torres and Steve Morgan CBE.

He has a particular interest and expertise in digital media and social media platforms and is regularly asked to speak in the media about the harmful behaviours and trends that exist online. Alongside his work as a Lead Consultant at Slateford he runs B5 Consultancy, a specialist sports consultancy, which works with clubs to educate and support young athletes, advises and supports clubs on reputational matters and also campaigns against online harms.