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Advertising & Marketing Disputes

Lewis Silkin’s disputes team have years of unsurpassed experience in all types of advertising & marketing disputes, acting for advertisers, agencies, production companies and media owners.

Our experience includes:

  • making and defending ASA and other regulatory challenges through judicial review when necessary
  • bringing and defending competitor complaints particularly in relation to comparative advertising
  • dealing with consumer claims and trading standards’ investigations
  • disputes over plagiarism and other IP infringements and defamation
  • fallings out between advertisers and agencies over service or transparency issues
  • contractual claims involving the production and dissemination of advertising and marketing materials

We also have expertise in relation to digital, online and social media advertising which often involves cutting-edge data protection, privacy and regulatory issues.  In addition, we are often involved in employment, corporate and real estate related disputes in the advertising & marketing sectors, such as employee and discrimination claims, shareholder and SPA warranty matters and issues over property leases or planning permissions for advertising sites. 

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18 March 2019

Professional services firms, requests for documents and Section 2 notices under Criminal Justice Act 1987 could pose a risk for accountants and auditors as illustrated in the recent Omers case at the High Court, explains Andrew Wanambwa, in an article for Accountancy Age.

Supreme Court decision on professional negligence and loss of chance: Perry v Raleys Solicitors

21 February 2019

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Going out on a limb - English courts and overseas defendants: jurisdiction challenges and the “three limb” test

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When a dispute involves a foreign party or events that took place in another jurisdiction, questions often arise as to where the dispute should be determined. The forum in which the dispute is determined can make a great deal of difference. It is therefore important for potential litigants to know where they can commence proceedings and whether they can resist claims brought against them in the “wrong” jurisdiction. In a recent case the English Court of Appeal considered the test that will apply when deciding whether to permit a claimant to sue a “foreign” defendant in this jurisdiction. This article was originally published in the Commercial Litigation Journal in the March/April edition.

Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times: Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads

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Geraint Lloyd-Taylor has commented in articles for BBC News, The Times and The Financial Times which discuss the recent agreement from sixteen social media stars to clearly state if they have been paid or received any gifts or loans of products they endorse online.

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