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Reputation & Defamation

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Reputation is one of the most valuable assets a person or organisation can have. When this is under threat, it is important to defend it quickly and fervently. The Defamation Act 2013 is designed to create a balance between freedom of expression and the right to a good reputation. This has introduced a whole range of new complexities.

When you are faced with an assault on your reputation, you will need a team of lawyers who understand how print, broadcast and online newsrooms work, and which tactics will work with whom. With over 50 years of successful experience in the area, we are available to our clients 24/7 in the event of a reputational crisis.

We have an excellent track record in securing positive results, including preventing confidential information from being published or aired, without needing to apply for an injunction.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in De­fam­a­tion in the UK
A num­ber of in­di­vidu­als and cor­por­a­tions on the re­mov­al of de­fam­at­ory ma­ter­i­al from the in­ter­net.One of the largest glob­al banks on the pro­posed broad­cast of an in­vest­ig­at­ive pro­gramme re­gard­ing call centres in In­dia and suc­cess­fully pre­vent­ing the pro­gramme be­ing broad­cast.An in­di­vidu­al on de­fam­at­ory press re­ports re­gard­ing their de­par­ture from a foot­ball club.A fin­an­cial pro­vider in re­sponse to de­fam­at­ory ma­ter­i­al pro­posed to be broad­cast about their sub­si­di­ary by ITV on Lon­don To­night.One of the UK’s largest util­ity com­pan­ies on the design of a suc­cess­ful me­dia strategy.The largest net­work of char­it­able, in­de­pend­ent hos­pit­als in the UK on repu­ta­tion de­fence in re­la­tion to a broad­cast by the BBC and a num­ber of news­pa­per re­ports.A hol­i­day op­er­at­or on a broad­cast tele­vi­sion pro­gramme, the res­ult­ant press at­ten­tion fol­low­ing the broad­cast and on a sub­sequent com­plaint made by the hol­i­day op­er­at­or to Of­com.A food man­u­fac­turer on ma­li­cious false­hood pro­ceed­ings in re­la­tion to a su­per­mar­ket’s product la­bels.One of the world’s biggest mul­tina­tion­al com­pan­ies on a pro­posed BBC fea­ture film seek­ing to make ser­i­ous al­leg­a­tions about the cli­ent’s activ­it­ies over­seas.A fin­an­cial provider re­lat­ing to secretly filmed ma­ter­i­al by ITV.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.
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18 April 2017
Dis­putes di­gest
This edi­tion in­cludes up­dates on cur­rent con­ten­tious is­sues, in­clud­ing dis­putes in elite level sport, pro­gress in the High Court’s ‘Fin­an­cial List’, and re­cent cases on ag­greg­a­tion of claims and ex­clu­sion of li­ab­il­ity in com­mer­cial con­tracts.
29 September 2016
Dis­putes di­gest
This edi­tion in­cludes up­dates on cur­rent con­ten­tious is­sues, in­clud­ing dis­putes in elite level sport, pro­gress in the High Court’s ‘Fin­an­cial List’, and re­cent cases on ag­greg­a­tion of claims and ex­clu­sion of li­ab­il­ity in com­mer­cial con­tracts.
25/11/2015
Dis­putes Di­gest - cur­rent leg­al is­sues af­fect­ing the mar­ket