There has been an explosion in new media channels in recent years.
Video websites, social networking sites, email and instant messaging all mean it is even quicker to get a tarnished reputation once a negative story enters the public domain.
Ideally, to avoid bad publicity, or confidential or private information being revealed, you need to stop the offending article or programme before it has even been published or broadcast. To do this you need a professional, reliable legal team which is available round the clock, has good relationships with the top newspapers and TV channels, and can act quickly on your behalf.
Charles Russell Speechlys’ Reputation Management team can offer immediate advice and support if you are caught in the unwelcome glare of the media spotlight. And our ‘out of hours’ policy means we can quickly intervene when a problem such as invasion of privacy, defamation, or damage to reputation occurs.
Wherever possible we try and avoid attention-grabbing litigation. We aim to get the right results using persuasion and negotiation. And we can do this because of our close relationships with the in-house lawyers at the top media outlets. We also maintain close contact with media regulatory bodies such as the Press Complaints Commission. When court proceedings are unavoidable, we aim to win substantial damages and vindications for our clients, or obtain injunctions where appropriate.
Whatever your background, your reputation should be protected and managed. We will make sure that happens