Overview

Our specialist solicitors offer media sector advice on areas including defamation, privacy and broadcasting. Both claimant and defendant services are offered through a wide breadth of experience to individuals and to corporate clients.

We have particular expertise in social media defamation and offer bespoke advice for individual disputes and also guidance on the use and control of the media. Our extensive experience gives you the peace of mind that if you need to litigate you have the best advisors on your side.

We have a diverse client base and vast experience across a broad range of sectors including utilities companies, local and national government and private companies, both large and small.

As well as providing media sector advice on areas including defamation, privacy and broadcasting our expert team has the strength in depth to provide a complete legal service for all aspects of commercial disputes including:

  • Contractual disputes;
  • Information Technology disputes;
  • Insolvency;
  • Intellectual Property disputes;
  • Liability claims;
  • Recovery of debts; and
  • Shareholder disputes.

Key contact

Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management. He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

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Recent experience

We have a diverse client base and vast experience across a broad range of sectors including utilities companies, local and national government and private companies, both large and small. Recent cases include:

  • Advising in several Facebook defamation cases, resulting in successful conclusions for both individuals and for businesses.
  • Advising large private sector clients regarding defamation on ‘blogging’ and other internet publication sources.
  • Successful actions against several national newspapers for private clients resulting in significant damages, retractions and apologies.
  • Successful High Court action in defamation against a well known leisure retailer following publication of defamatory statements against an individual.

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