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If you are a journalist, facing conviction of a criminal offence can have serious consequences for your professional reputation. I can help. I have experience in helping journalists to maintain their reputation for professional integrity, providing expert advice, support and representation at every stage. If accusations are made against you, there is no time to delay. The rise of digital media means that news travels quickly, however, the sooner you contact me, the better chance we have to work together to control the crisis.

Even if at this stage you only suspect accusations may be made against you, you can contact me for advice. Get in touch today by calling 0800 054 1170 or complete the online enquiry form and I will get back to you without delay. 

Protecting Your Liberty 

Being in the public eye can often mean journalists are subject to malicious accusations and greater scrutiny of conduct in their personal and professional lives.  If you have been accused of a serious crime, I can help protect your liberty. I have experience in successfully representing journalists accused of the most serious criminal conduct. I can assist you with criminal trials related to fraud, historic sex abuse, drugs and those which bring into question your professional integrity.

Protecting Your Reputation 

Even when the outcome of your trial is positive, the accusations made against you may have a lasting impact on your career. A career in journalism is challenging, because you are often reliant on being instructed by media outlets. If you suffer reputational damage, this can significantly harm your capacity to find work. I work closely with clients for whom controlling damage to reputation is essential. My unique approach is to start working hard for you early, to mitigate the harm you experience and support you at every turn.  

International Defence 

Often cases against journalists have an international element, but I have extensive experience in both domestic and international work and can provide the same high-quality advice and representation where there is an international element to your case. 

I put my clients at the centre of our defence strategy, and I work with them to navigate the media storm that often accompanies the trial of a high-profile journalist. Where possible, I can take interim measures to prevent the spread of information relating to the accusations made against you, but you must contact me at the earliest opportunity. Get in touch today. 

Contact Mark Kelly QC, Defence Barrister for Journalists

If you are a journalist and need advice or representation concerning criminal charges, get in touch with me today. I have 30 years of experience representing clients with everything to lose, and as a result, do all I can to secure a successful outcome. To begin protecting your reputation and livelihood, call me now on 0800 054 1170 or complete my online enquiry form and I will get back to you without delay.

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