Reputation matters whether you are an individual or business. With the rise of social media and blogging, defamatory comments can be rapidly replicated and be seen by thousands within minutes. If a false, misleading or adverse comment has been published or made public, a rapid response is needed to stop further damage to your reputation. In extreme circumstances, our lawyers can obtain urgent injunctions to restrain further publication.
The right to protect your reputation is often finely balanced with the right of freedom of speech. If you are about to release a publication or public statement on controversial matters which may draw criticism or complaint, we can help to reduce the risk of legal action being taken against you.
Very often the protection of reputation involves a number of specialist areas of law including
- the Defamation Act 2013
- the Data Protection Act 1998
- intellectual property
- confidentiality and rights to privacy.
Our lawyers help navigate this complex legal area and provide creative commercial and legal solutions including, where necessary, through litigation.