Defamation & Reputation Management

"The practice has all the expertise and experience of the big London firms but it has real experience on the ground with its national network of offices."

Legal 500 2024

"Very good regional profile and broad range of clients"

Legal 500 2023

"Jayne Clemens’ legal and industry knowledge is excellent, combined with strategic sense and sound client management."

Legal 500 2023

"Highly knowledgeable and proactive with the skill base to deal with complex issues. The individuals combine effectively and are attuned to all relevant issues in advance."

Legal 500 2023

On your side at every step

The Defamation team, led by Partner Jayne Clemens, is known for advising with sensitivity and discretion.

As a firm, we have an excellent and long standing reputation for advising high net worth families, private trusts, family offices and individuals on a range of issues. We understand the importance of maintaining their reputation and privacy. We offer practical advice and solutions aimed at swiftly and discretely managing matters without drawing further undue attention.

Expert defamation advice

We have extensive experience advising on defamation, breach of copyright, misuse of confidential information, data protection breaches, privacy issues, and harassment.

We act swiftly to remove defamatory content and/or private information from social media platforms, web pages and across the wider international and national media (online and hard copy). Where necessary, we work with our clients to swiftly bring claims in the High Court.

We also regularly manage press published during High court litigation, advise on injunctive relief for misuse of confidential information, and breach of restrictive covenants.

Recent experience

Removing defamatory press coverage for international clients with property in London to protect their reputation and privacy. This includes having misquotes and photographs of properties removed from both hard copy and high profile online national press stories

Assisting a prominent member of a ruling family in a matter of defamation and harassment

Advising a high-profile client on press coverage issues throughout the course of very high value litigation

Advising ultra-high net worth individuals on issuing High Court Proceedings and on the removal of damaging content published in the press

KEY CONTACTS
Jayne Clemens
Jayne Clemens
Partner
TEAM
Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown
Partner
Tony Cockayne
Tony Cockayne
Partner
Pippa Allsop
Pippa Allsop
Senior Associate
Sophie Hay
Sophie Hay
Solicitor
Abigail Brown
Abigail Brown
Associate