Privacy & Reputation Management

Clintons has a wealth of experience in advising on reputation management, including defamation. The firm’s clients include well known recording artists, television personalities, actors and sportsmen.  We also represent corporate entities including talent agencies, broadcasting and software companies.

The firm’s lawyers provide sound, pragmatic advice on the full range of reputational issues including:

     defamation (both libel and slander);

     infringement of privacy (including claims involving alleged phone hacking);

     malicious falsehood/trade libel;

     endorsement and image rights agreements;

     data protection and misuse of information;

     protection from harassment; and

     dealing with the press generally.

Clintons’ practice covers all types of media, from traditional newspapers and magazines to radio and television, to blogs, podcasts, social networking and celebrity gossip sites (including Facebook and Twitter) and You Tube.  The firm has experience in dealing with publications in multiple jurisdictions.  

Clintons’ lawyers are available around the clock to answer any queries both pre and post publication; to negotiate with newspaper editors in advance to prevent the publication of intrusive and defamatory stories; to obtain injunctive relief prior to publication; or a negotiated settlement post publication without the need to issue proceedings.  Where proceedings are necessary, the firm has an excellent record in achieving the desired result. 

The 2017 edition of the Legal 500 states that “Clintons’ team ‘demonstrates nothing but class and diligence in its work’ and has ‘an impressive style and manner paired with a thorough and tough approach’. The ‘genuinely excellent’ group is active in the unlawful mobile voicemail interception litigation and is advising an extensive client list, including Chris Parker, Danny Young and Brooke Kinsella in misuse of private information claims against News Group Newspapers.

The 2018 edition of Chambers & Partners states that the team is known for being a respected media boutique firm with a robust phone hacking practice and a venerable record in high-profile privacy cases. Particularly excels in harassment and misuse of private information cases.  Represents a fine choice of firm for celebrities, musicians and other media and entertainment personalities.