Jonathan has been described as a “Tenacious claimant lawyer”, as “very committed, up for the fight and sensible.” He has repeatedly been named as a leading individual by Legal 500 for Reputation Management; “Jonathan Coad acts for media and entertainment clients, corporates and private individuals on reputation management matters, including pre-litigation issues and high-profile disputes. He is considered a ‘strong litigator’ by sources, who report that ‘he fights hard for his clients.” Recognised as a leading individual, Jonathan Coad, “can be relied on to robustly and powerfully represent his clients.”
In our modern landscape of social media, viral news stories and fake news, professional reputations can be far too easily dismantled and tarnished. But many senior leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, talent managers and even in-house lawyers are unaware of the full scope of techniques, methods and precautions that can be taken to prevent, react to, and mitigate reputational crises.
"Jonathan has a razor-sharp legal and media mind and has given me invaluable support and guidance while working on books which tackle some very challenging subjects. His advice consistently strikes the perfect balance between courage and caution and I would recommend Coad Law unreservedly."
"Jonathan Coad is a tireless and formidable lawyer who will leave no stone unturned in his passionate fight to achieve justice for you his client. His intelligence and commitment is second to none. He is a kind, compassionate and highly principled man, and I wouldn’t chose to work with anyone else."
"Very happy in choosing Jonathan Coad for his professionalism and excellent legal advice and support. Jonathan resolved all our situations on time, and we are always delighted with the outcome. I would highly recommend his service and expertise."
"I met Jonathan in 2008 during one of his now legendary TV format protection seminars. He has a stellar reputation in media & entertainment in the UK and far beyond. Jonathan and I very quickly started working together during my various incarnations in previous employment. Jonathan is a go-to lawyer who doesn’t speak black letter law language at all. He is accessible, understands your business, he is to the point, passionate about what he does and his clients' interests. You immediately know what you get."
"Jonathan has been our go-to media lawyer for over fifteen years. He is a first rate and empathetic client advisor who is a tough and experienced operator in a highly specialised world. If it can’t be done, Jonathan will tell you. If it can, there is no better person in the market to achieve it."
"Jonathan Coad is an excellent lawyer. He helped me secure compensation as the victim of banking fraud. My case was unique and complex and Jonathan was very thorough. He took the time to help me painstakingly put the pieces of my case together. He explained everything to me in plain English and really was my rock. He went above and beyond what would be expected. I strongly recommend him"
"I have known Jonathan for over 30 years having first engaged him when he began his career at Schillings. His astonishing legal skills are well documented. These are aligned with an individual who upholds integrity, kindness and fairness in all his dealings, a rare but exceptionally valuable combination."
"Jonathan Coad has been my lawyer since the early 1990s. He’s not just a brilliant lawyer with a knowledge of the law that is second to none, but he is also a strategic thinker, which is probably why he has never lost a case for me. I find that he always has my best interests at heart. His primary objective is the protection of his clients. Several of my friends are also represented by Jonathan, as I recommend him to everyone I know and they also speak of him just as highly. He is a thoroughly honourable man and I trust him implicitly."
“As a publicist, the very first rule that you learn when dealing with a crisis, on behalf of a client, is that speed is everything. If you don’t react rapidly you can quickly find yourself on the back foot. And this is where Jonathan Coad comes in to his own. I can confidently say that over the ten years or so that I have been calling him for his sage advice, that he has never not returned my call within 10 minutes of me calling him. But a speedy reply is only the tip of the iceberg. Jonathan is a calm, wise, experienced head who gives invaluable legal counsel at a time when my team and my clients need it the most. He always puts his clients at ease and the results that he has delivered for some of our clients are exceptional. I’ve been doing this for 20 years now and having dealt with numerous lawyers over the years, I can honestly say that Jonathan is the best and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him"
"Jonathan is not just an outstanding media lawyer, he is also a trusted business advisor. He provides thoughtful and considered advice, and his incredible work ethic knows no bounds. Extraordinarily talented."
"Jonathan has been a tremendous ally for victims of press abuse for many years. He has a keen eye for injustice and a generous spirit – and he doesn't give up"
“We have worked with Jonathan on a number of occasions, he has provided us expert support and with absolute clarity enabling us to gain balance and mitigate risk on each of these occasions. Jonathan has a wealth of experience that has been invaluable in providing understanding, context and reassurance at Board level at times of crisis. He adopts an uncomplicated and pragmatic approach all done in a very charismatic and charming way, he is a valued asset as part of our ‘extended’ team.”
"I have known Jonathan for over twenty years, and been consistently impressed with his single minded dedication to getting the best result for his clients. I particularly like his whole approach to the law as it balances intellectual weight, commercial acumen and deep integrity. I highly recommend him."