Carter-Ruck has unrivalled expertise in advising individuals, companies and other organisations who find themselves subject to adverse or intrusive media or online interest and who need fast and reliable advice on their legal rights, whether in defamation (libel and slander), privacy, breach of confidence, Data Protection or harassment. Often working with clients’ PR/Communications advisers, our media lawyers are leading specialists in reputation management, whether pre or post publication.
Carter-Ruck’s clients range from national governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people and celebrities, to lower-profile individuals and organisations who place no less a premium on their right to reputation and privacy.
The firm’s reputation management and media law practice is the best known in the UK, encompassing defamation (libel and slander), privacy and Data Protection. Carter-Ruck’s claimant practice has been described in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as “the outstanding law firm in this area by some distance” and in the Legal 500 as “top of the tree”. The firm has more lawyers recognised by these leading directories as leaders in the fields of defamation and privacy than any other firm in the country.
As well as cases involving the media, Carter-Ruck frequently represents organisations and individuals whose reputation, privacy or commercial confidentiality have come under attack from other individuals or entities.