Reputation Management, Media & Privacy
We have unrivalled experience of the media industry in the UK and internationally, developed over decades of helping individuals and organisations facing adverse or intrusive media interest.
We give fast and reliable advice on defamation, privacy, protection of confidential information, harassment and data protection (including GDPR and ‘right to be forgotten’ cases).
We help clients who are faced with the publication of untrue or intrusive allegations which threaten their reputation whether in the traditional press, on TV or radio or online (including on social media). Depending on the point at which we are engaged, we will seek to mitigate or prevent publication (including, where necessary, obtaining a Court injunction). Where publication has already taken place, we will advise on a strategy for responding – including obtaining the swift removal or correction of material online, publication of apologies and payment of damages and costs where appropriate. If Court proceedings prove necessary, we have a formidable track record in securing victories for our clients at or before trial.
We frequently work alongside our clients’ in-house or agency PR teams engaging with journalists and editors (including, where appropriate, their in-house lawyers), limiting exposure and securing redress.
Our clients are based all over the world and include governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people and celebrities, as well as people ordinarily out of the public eye who equally value their right to reputation and privacy.
We have acted against all leading news websites and publications in the UK and international media including in the US, Europe and Asia. The importance of London and the UK as a media and legal centre means that we are frequently asked to help coordinate international PR and legal media strategies, and we often work alongside specialist lawyers around the world.
While much of our media and reputation management practice involves representing those targeted by media or other publications, we are also proud to act for several internationally-focused, globally renowned publishers and broadcasters, as well as numerous individuals and organisations who find themselves on the receiving end of defamation complaints over something they have published.
24/7 Partner-led Crisis Response
We have a 24-hour, 365 days of the year crisis management response team – one of our specialist partners is always available to respond to urgent crises at any time.