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The Media Litigation Toolkit

Past event
14 July 2020, 14:00 - 28 July 2020, 15:00

In the digital age, information is disseminated faster, with more ease and with less accountability than ever before, posing significant risks and challenges to both individuals and organisations who want to control their reputation and information, and organisations working to manage vast amounts of news and content. The astonishing growth of social media and other forms of Internet communication has removed many of the restraints which previously applied. These technological developments have brought to the fore concerns around privacy and the misuse of personal data.

The law and the practice of reputation management have changed very significantly to address these trends, resulting in today’s legal toolkit available to lawyers dealing with reputation issues being almost unrecognisable from before.

In this series, we will explore how the law in theory and practice has developed to deal with inaccurate allegations and confidential information, and consider specifically recent and future developments relating to online content. For example, the recent development of the law of data protection means that it is increasingly used alongside or instead of the more traditional causes of action, such as defamation and misuse of private information, and looking ahead there is likely to be a shift towards the regulation of online platforms, both in the UK and elsewhere. 

We will also provide practical tips and pointers both for managing and protecting the reputation and information of a company or individual, as well as for managing liability, across the following three sessions:

  • Reputation management – dealing with inaccurate allegations.
  • Keeping it secret – claims for confidential and/or private information.
  • Media litigation in the Internet age.

If you would like to register, please click on the link below.

Webinar series
  • 14 July - Reputation management – dealing with inaccurate allegations
  • 21 July - Keeping it secret
  • 28 July - Media litigation in the Internet age


Portrait of Tamsin Blow
Tamsin Blow
Francesca Knight