Whether you are a business or an individual our Reputation Management team understands the value of your reputation and the risks associated with media intrusion. We liaise closely with colleagues across other departments to ensure that we maximise the wealth of media sector knowledge that underpins the whole firm. We work hard to ensure that we are up to date with the risks posed by the constantly evolving media and publishing landscape and have extensive experience of dealing with the digital technologies and online and social media that can result in significant damage being done to your reputation rapidly and without notice.
Our market leading team acts for a number of high profile individuals, celebrities, businesses and brands and is aware of the need to be a fully trusted adviser in connection with matters such as defamation, privacy, breach of confidence and misuse of private information and images. We understand that discretion is key and that the very nature of the work often means that there are personal or commercial sensitivities and that it is always highly confidential.
We ensure that we are available and responsive to our clients’ needs while being proactive in ensuring that matters are robustly dealt with in a highly pressurised and often time critical environment. We provide advice and support to our clients at all stages, both before and after publication, and whether it be the first approach from a reporter or media organisation, an initial posting on social media or where there is a need for take down notices, urgent injunctions or litigation.
We also make sure that our advice is bespoke and that we take the action that is most appropriate for the client. We expect to find the most cost effective and timely resolutions in the particular circumstances and according to our clients’ requirements. We also work closely with many of our clients to create procedures and policies to ensure that they effectively deal with matters as part of a preventative action package and to manage both personal and commercial reputations as an integral element of an overall media strategy.
Key contact: Catherine Fehler
What the Legal Directories say:
“The ‘dedicated’ team at Swan Turton LLP ‘leaves no stone unturned’” (Legal 500 2016 Edition)
- ‘Celebrity threesome’ injunction upheld: PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd
- Former Sun editor convicted after publishing Adam Johnson victim photograph
- Clarification on “serious harm” in defamation claims: Theedom v Nourish Training
- Paul Weller privacy decision upheld: Weller and others v Associated Newspapers Ltd