Jake Rudman 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Jake is the head of our Media and Information Law team. He has handled defamation and privacy cases for some of the most famous names in Britain and regularly advises multiple national Newspapers.


Jake advises both claimants and defendants on defamation, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, data protection and harassment.  

In reputation protection, Jake has expertise in adverse media or online interest which requires fast and reliable advice or injunctive relief. His clients have included household names in sports and entertainment, multinational companies, governments and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Jake has a wealth of industry knowledge: he completed pupillage with top media law Chambers 5RB; worked in three of the most pre-eminent media law firms (Harbottle & Lewis, Carter-Ruck and Simons Muirhead and Burton); and has advised most major British media outlets, including The BBC, The Times, The Sun and The Mirror. He is also an NCTJ accredited journalist.

Work Undertaken

In addition to drafting pleadings and advocacy, Jake offers pre-publication 'libel reading' advice for newspapers, scriptwriters, publishers and broadcasters. Jake’s clearance experience includes numerous Hollywood scripts, theatrical productions, television shows and books.

Jake is direct access qualified and certified to conduct litigation.

To learn more about how Jake can help you or your client, please do not hesitate to call on 01823 247 247 or email at jake.rudman@clerksroom.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn.


I am writing to thank you for the extraordinary work you did for **********. We were delighted to hear of the wonderful outcome for the applicant as well as the £37,000 payable to the Access to Justice Foundation. The news of the order spread around the team last week in the first full week of lockdown – just what was needed to lift everyone’s spirits. Distributed through the Foundation to frontline services, this money will go towards providing a crucial lifeline to those who find themselves alone, frightened, and in desperate need of help. We can see how much work you put into supporting ********** and we are grateful for your time. I understand that you have also taken on two other pro bono cases this year on top of all your work with this case, which is an outstanding commitment to pro bono.

Rebecca Wilkie Advocate, The Bar Pro Bono Charity


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Jake Rudman

phone01823 247 247


Qualified in 2012