Protecting your reputation
We advise and represent organisations, corporations and individuals in defamation, privacy and harassment matters. The firm has particular expertise in claims arising from online publications which amount to harassment, are defamatory or breach privacy rights.
Our approach focuses on problems and solutions, not disciplines. We use our extensive legal knowledge and practical experience to come up with the most appropriate strategy for any given scenario. Areas where we apply our expertise everyday include social media defamation, defamation on Twitter ('Twibel), the filtering of search engine results under the 'right to be forgotten' principle, the removal of intimate images ('revenge porn'), the leak of medical information, phone hacking and email hacking, cybersquatting, trolling, identifying those publishing anonymously online and taking action on behalf of those wrongly accused of a crime in the press.
The firm's defamation/privacy department is headed up by Iain Wilson, described by the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory as "...an absolute expert in his field...confident and extremely knowledgeable".
We provide a top-level bespoke service for professionals facing criminal or regulatory investigation or prosecution. We represent in proceedings before disciplinary tribunals such as the General Medical Council (GMC), General Dental Council (GDC) and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). We regularly provide urgent advice in relation to restraint orders and freezing injunctions,police investigations, criminal proceedings, tax investigations, trading standards investigations anddirector disqualification proceedings. We have extensive expertise in major fraud cases in both the criminal and civil courts (acting for claimants and defendants). We act for clients defending civil asset recovery proceedings brought by the National Crime Agency (NCA). We act for clients in criminal or civil actions brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The firm's criminal/regulatory department is headed up by Nick Brett, described by Chambers and Partners as "...someone to go to if your are ever in trouble".