Band 1 for SM&B Media Department in Chambers UK Guide 2018, with eight ranked departments and 13 ranked lawyers

Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP (SM&B) are pleased to announce that, following our success in this year’s Legal 500 Directory, this week we celebrate further success in Chambers UK Guide 2018, which was published yesterday.

The firm has ranked in eight department categories, with 13 members of our team from ten specialisms selected as ranked professionals.

The highest department achievement, a Band 1 ranking, was awarded in the Defamation/Reputation Management category. The department is headed by Louis Charalambous, Partner, who ranked as a Band 1 individual in the directory.

Ranked Departments
London (firms)

  • Crime (Band 4)
  • Employment (RP)

UK Wide

  • Civil Liberties & Human Rights (RP)
  • Defamation/Reputation Management (Band 1)
  • Media & Entertainment: Film & TV (Band 3)
  • Media & Entertainment: Music (Band 3)
  • Media & Entertainment: Publishing (Band 2)
  • Retail (Band 4)


Leading individuals

Anthony Burton
Hazel McNaught
Jane McDonagh
Louis Charalambous
Makbool Javaid
Maninder Gill
Martin Soames
Pamela Reddy
Parvais Jabbar
Razi Mireskandari
Richard Baskind
Saul Lehrfreund
Simon Goldberg

We are delighted to be featured as leaders in the field for so many categories in this edition of Chambers. Louis Charalambous, Head of Media: Content and Disputes, has said:

“For a firm of under 100 lawyers our positioning in the leading directories is unparalleled and shows we are going from strength to strength. We are focussed on providing clients with the best quality advice delivered by first rate lawyers.”

The company’s Chambers’ profile can be read here. We would like to thank all of our staff for their contributions.