Overseeing the most sensitive issues

For many of our clients reputation is a key priority, we act for a number of high-profile leaders, sportsmen and entertainers in relation to libel, slander and privacy related claims and we are also regularly retained by agents, managers and promoters who anticipate disputes with clients.

We have extensive experience of bringing legal pressure to bear to halt or delay publication of potentially defamatory material, allowing time to launch a positive counter-PR campaign, to neuter any subsequent publication or render it obsolete.We have a proven track record in obtaining apologies, corrections and open statements in respect of defamatory statements without the need for legal proceedings to be commenced.

In certain cases, in light of the open justice principle under English law, litigation may not be the most attractive option. As one of the few firms in London to specialise in privacy and reputation matters, we oversee the most sensitive issues, helping our clients engage the necessary PR and media assistance and assisting in security reviews.

Recent cases

Our lawyers have obtained a number of “Super-Injunctions” against various third-parties, including newspapers and other publications, both traditional and online, to prevent them from publishing or disclosing private or sensitive material. We have been successful in investigations concerning business partners and family members, in harassment claims, including injunctions to prevent stalking and in dealing with malicious online postings, including orders to remove improper blogs or internet sites. We have been engaged in and represented clients in a number of the highest profile privacy and libel claims recently before the courts.