Reputation Management and Defamation

Reputation Management and Defamation

The rise in social media, 24 hour access to online content, and the ease with which anyone can publish material, has resulted in names and reputations being damaged by the words of others.

The simplicity with which anyone can publish online material has increased the potential that individuals and companies will suffer serious harm to their reputation caused by false information or fake news published about them. Whether this happens by intention or mistake, the ability to spread information at an astonishing speed can lead to long-lasting damage to businesses, and in some cases livelihoods.

We recognise that issues involving brand and reputation can be business critical. We work closely with a diverse range of clients to understand their concerns and deliver bespoke strategies that meets their objectives. We act in high profile, complex and sensitive matters and legal disputes for large private organisations, international charities, NHS trusts and a number of education establishments including free schools, academies and universities. 

Our team also undertakes national and international work for a number of high-net worth individuals in respect to managing their personal and professional reputations. Discretion is key, as is delivering high quality advice to resolve matters effectively and quickly. The team has successfully protected clients' reputations when they have been threatened by and/or subject to publications both in hard copy and online by other companies, national broadcasters, newspapers and agencies.  

We have a dedicated team of experienced defamation and reputation management lawyers ready to act to help you to control and protect your brand and reputation across a range of issues.

These include:

  • Defamation
  • Breach of copyright
  • Misuse of confidential information
  • Data protection breach
  • Privacy
  • Harassment

Crisis Management

We recognise the potential damage that even short publications can cause if not properly managed. We assist many clients often at very short notice to deal with negative publicity.  Often such matters require a team to act on the day we are instructed. 

We also work with clients to ensure they have the optimum crisis management tools in place to enable them to act quickly in the event of a reputational issue. 


We offer a range of fee options to suit individual client needs.

The media team is small but very responsive to urgent problems for their clients
Legal 500 2020
In my dealings, I always feel there is a genuine commitment to achieve the client’s aims, not simply a technical advisory role
Legal 500 2021
Jayne Clemens is an outstanding individual. Very receptive to client needs and with a full knowledge of the field
Legal 500 2021
Good strength and depth in media and communications law
Legal 500 2021