Media & Privacy

  • Reputation management.
  • Support for high profile individuals.
  • Phone-hacking cases.
  • Whistleblowing.
  • Online reputation management.
  • Online reputation audit.
  • Defamation.
  • Libel.
  • Breach of confidence.
  • Data protection.
  • Harassment.
  • Right to be Forgotten.
  • Media relations.
  • GDPR.
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    Protecting your profile.

    In today’s technologically driven world, private or false information can be disseminated in a matter of seconds with the potential to violate the privacy of you and your family or jeopardise the reputation you have spent a lifetime building. As well as possibly having significant financial repercussions, it can prove to be extremely emotionally distressing. Your reputation is your most valuable asset and must be protected. Whether you need to take swift action to deal with specific damaging information or are looking to proactively review, manage or exploit your reputation on or offline, you should work with a team which can provide you with pragmatic solutions with clarity and sensitivity.

    Our Media and Privacy team acts for individuals in high profile careers who may rely on their reputation for work, be they business leaders or personalities in the media spotlight. Our expertise covers all disciplines related to the protection of reputation and privacy including defamation, breach of confidence, data protection, harassment, brand protection and the Right to be Forgotten.

    Each and every client and situation is unique so we gain a full understanding of the circumstances and devise a tailored strategy. We understand how upsetting it is when your reputation or privacy is compromised and will work determinedly to gain control of the situation and deliver the best possible result.

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    GDPR: enhanced rights for individuals

    The GDPR has provided individuals with much stronger rights over how their personal data is stored, processed and shared.

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    Steven Heffer

    Partner - Head of Media & Privacy

    Talk to Steven about Media & Privacy

    Phone hacking work for high profile clients

    We have represented a number of very well-known clients including actors, celebrities, politicians and sportsmen, with privacy claims arising out of the phone hacking scandal. The claims involved a range of allegations including unlawful phone hacking and so-called ‘blagging’ of personal information by private investigators. We were successful in recovering substantial damages for our clients. We have acted for more than 200 individuals with claims arising from the phone hacking scandal against News Group and Mirror Group.

    Steven Heffer

    Partner - Head of Media & Privacy

    Talk to Steven about Media & Privacy

    Media relations

    We acted for a whistle-blower in a highly publicised case involving sexual harassment by a senior executive in a well-known charity. This involved advice on relations with the media as well as on internal strategic issues.

    Steven Heffer

    Partner - Head of Media & Privacy

    Talk to Steven about Media & Privacy

    Defamation expertise

    We acted for a leading financial technology firm and its founder in a dispute with a prominent newspaper. The dispute concerned the publication of defamatory allegations and details of spent criminal convictions. The matter also involved a widely publicised financial scandal.

    Phone hacking work for high profile clients

    We have represented a number of very well-known clients including actors, celebrities, politicians and sportsmen, with privacy claims arising out of the phone hacking scandal. The claims involved a range of allegations including unlawful phone hacking and so-called ‘blagging’ of personal information by private investigators. We were successful in recovering substantial damages for our clients. We have acted for more than 200 individuals with claims arising from the phone hacking scandal against News Group and Mirror Group.

    Steven Heffer

    Media relations

    We acted for a whistle-blower in a highly publicised case involving sexual harassment by a senior executive in a well-known charity. This involved advice on relations with the media as well as on internal strategic issues.

    Steven Heffer

    Defamation expertise

    We acted for a leading financial technology firm and its founder in a dispute with a prominent newspaper. The dispute concerned the publication of defamatory allegations and details of spent criminal convictions. The matter also involved a widely publicised financial scandal.

    Steven Heffer

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    Steven  Heffer

    Steven Heffer

    Partner - Head of Media & Privacy

    Talk to Steven about Media & Privacy

    Ryan Lynch

    Ryan Lynch

    Senior Associate

    Talk to Ryan about Commercial disputes & Media & Privacy

    Nichola Leach

    Nichola Leach

    Senior Associate

    Talk to Nichola about Commercial disputes & Media & Privacy