Reputation Management Disputes
As business gurus like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett tell us, neglect your reputation at your peril.
We have unrivalled expertise in reputation management, working with the country’s top PR agencies. We act rapidly either to halt publications/broadcasts that inflict damage on your brand or the reputations of your lead individuals, or at least ensure that what does emerge in the media causes you less commercial damage. We do this using our knowledge of how the media works based on our extensive experience of acting for major media clients, and by deploying regulatory and legal tools to prevent the media disseminating false material about you to the detriment of your business.
If a publication or broadcast does take place which wrongly attacks your business/brand then we deploy legal/regulatory protections to repair the damage to your brand, again working with top PR experts which we can retain for you if necessary.
Expert Witnesses16 March 2017
This guide provides a general introduction to the use of experts in court proceedings. The rules governing expert evidence are found in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 35, the Court Guides and the Guidance for Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims published by the Civil Justice Council. This guidance will highlight the main points you need to know, consider issues often encountered and offer some practical tips.
Court considers service of a defendant’s notice to force claimant to serve proceedings or discontinue a claim14 February 2017
A recent decision not only reminds practitioners of a defendant’s ability to force a claimant to either serve proceedings or discontinue a claim by using a CPR 7.7(1) notice, but also considers for the first time the date for compliance with such a notice.
Legal advice privilege: Not as wide as you think?08 February 2017
Who is a lawyer’s client and what type of communications are protected for the purposes of legal advice privilege have been the subject of two recent important High Court decisions. These cases make it clear that not all communications between lawyers and a client’s employees will be protected by legal advice privilege, even if the communication took place to allow legal advice to be given.
Talk (Talk) is not cheap - record fine for data breach06 October 2016
Speak of making an entrance. Within a few weeks of her new appointment as the new UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has issued TalkTalk with a £400,000 monetary penalty notice, the biggest fine yet awarded by the ICO.
Attack or defend? Lessons on ambush marketing from Paddy Power13 June 2014
Alex Kelham has recently had the article "Attack or defend? Lessons on ambush marketing from Paddy Power" published in Law in Sport.
Jonathan Coad comments in Reuters' article "UK police investigating Trinity Mirror over phone hacking"12 September 2013
Jonathan Coad comments in the recent Reuters' article "UK police investigating Trinity Mirror over phone hacking".
Saudi prince sues Forbes after it says he's only worth $20bn07 June 2013
Commenting in a Reuters article, Jonathan Coad discuss how London is seen as a more attractive place than New York to bring defamation suits. Jonathan's comments come in light of news that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a grandson of Saudi Arabia's founder and nephew of King Abdullah, has sued Forbes magazine for libel in a British court, alleging its valuation of his wealth at $20 billion was short of the mark by $9.6 billion.
Holly Willoughby receives four-figure payout from Sunday Sport04 December 2012
Jonathan Coad is mentioned in several recent articles in relation to Holly Willoughby's settlement with the Sunday Sport, which he negotiated directly.