Post Publication

We act quickly on behalf of clients to have false or intrusive material removed or corrected, or to reduce its visibility online. Where appropriate, we require the publication of an apology and payment of compensation.  We have secured many of the highest ever damages awards and settlements

When material has been published online, we may complain directly to the primary publisher or website, including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media platforms to request immediate take down. We have also been at the vanguard of the recent rise of ‘Right to be Forgotten’ complaints against internet search engines, removing links to historic or inaccurate material from search results.

The avenues for legal redress post publication can include legal or regulatory proceedings for defamation, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, breach of copyright, and data protection breaches.

Where Court proceedings and litigation are not appropriate, we frequently bring regulatory complaints on behalf of clients.  We have extensive experience of complaints for breaches of the Editors’ Code of Practice to IPSO (the Independent Press Standards Organisation), Ofcom and the Information Commissioner.

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.

For more information on Post Publication disputes and how Carter-Ruck can help you please get in touch with us.