Defamation and reputation management has become an increasing concern for businesses. Almost every business can be susceptible to attacks on its reputation. These threats can come from the media, disgruntled customers, unhappy employees, police investigations, regulatory investigations, operational issues, and highly sensitive litigation.
Whatever the threat to your company’s reputation, our defamation and reputation management experts are able to provide strategic board level advice and assist with reputational risk mitigation, for example by conducting internal investigations and reviews.
We are also experienced advising companies and individuals who have been subject to negative publicity in the media. Our lawyers can advise throughout the entire process and are used to dealing with PR agencies and in-house communication teams to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Our lawyers offer 24 hour support, which means that they are able to react to issues as soon as they arise for example, negotiating with the media or making emergency interdicts or injunctions.
We are also fortunate to be able to draw on the expertise within our firm from lawyers who are experts in health and safety, criminal law, company and regulatory law, product liability, professional negligence and insolvency. So, whatever your issue we will be able to respond to it immediately.
Our work includes:
- Crisis management
- Reputational risk mitigation
- Defamation and malicious falsehood
- Privacy and harassment
- Misuse of confidential information
- Protection of rights and reputation online
- Comparative advertising, passing off and trade libel
- Complaints to PCC, Ofcom and ASA
- IP portfolio management and enforcement
- Brand protection