Businesses and individuals, whether they are high-profile or not, sometimes need to take decisive action to protect their reputations. We have extensive knowledge and experience in this area and offer our clients tailored legal services to protect their reputation, privacy and confidentiality as effectively as possible. When the possible threats to any client’s reputation are not limited to the UK, we work with an international network of trusted firms, whose local knowledge and expertise supplement our own.
We prefer to help clients manage their reputations to avoid the need for litigation. Before publication, we can operate quickly and flexibly in light of a potential media crisis. After publication, we act swiftly to seek remedies. Where litigation is necessary, we have significant expertise in defamation, misuse of private information and breach of confidence, injunctive relief applications and online issues.
The services we offer our clients typically include: using legal tools to assist with crisis management; providing legal advice on any issue that might affect reputation, whether before or after anything has appeared in the media or elsewhere; advising on leaked, stolen or otherwise misappropriated material, including photographs and data; guidance on harassment by journalists, photographers or others, whether online or offline; commencing proceedings, whether in court or by way of arbitration or mediation; assisting in cases where a reputation is in danger of being damaged as a result of third-party litigation; and seeking injunctive relief when appropriate.