Reputation Management

Your reputation is essential to you, personally as much as professionally. Your status naturally means that people are interested in you. But even if you expect a certain level of media coverage and public interest, your personal privacy is priceless.

We are highly experienced in dealing with the unique challenges that wealth and/or public profile bring; nowhere more so than in the protection of privacy. We are highly valued for our discretion, as well as working hard on your behalf to avoid unwanted media and public interest.

You may have earned the esteem of good people all over the world. But, however undeserved, this will always be accompanied by the bad will and accusations of others. In our increasingly connected world, opinions spread quickly and negative comments, whether expressed online, through written publications or in person, can cause significant harm and embarrassment. Our team has extensive experience of helping clients in the public eye, or with particular reputational sensitivities, to deal with issues that may arise, such as libel, defamation and malicious falsehood, blackmail and harassment.

As well as the spread of negative comments, the increasing use of digital technology brings with it the heightened risk of the loss of sensitive and personal data, whether through hacking or as a result of human error. If such data falls into the wrong hands and is subsequently distributed, we understand how embarrassing and damaging this can be. We have particular expertise in dealing with the unlawful interception of your communications and will assertively pursue proceedings to protect your reputation and privacy. Where your reputation has been effected, we can advise in relation to investigating and managing legal proceedings against the relevant parties, if needed.

If you are subject to criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution, we can respond quickly and effectively to protect you and your reputation.

As reputation is often international, we can also rely on our network of experts across the world, offering local and specialist advice.

In all these cases, time is often of the essence and our team can be on hand at a moment’s notice to assist you to resolve any reputational issues and limit potential damage. We can also offer you support to protect your reputation on an ongoing basis.Our team has extensive experience helping clients with issues of libel, defamation and malicious falsehood, reputation management, privacy and data protection, both domestically and internationally.

Our recent work has included:
  • Advising on several matters involving the posting of sensitive photographs, videos and comments on social media and other websites and related reputational issues
  • Advising on potential defamation claims against the authors, publishers and broadcasters of libellous comments. In addition, given that the publication of such comments can occur in numerous different jurisdictions, we have been advising clients on possible venues for potential defamation litigation around the world