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Here you'll find a selection of analysis, opinion and other curiosities concerning Reputation and Privacy law, and how the justice system interacts with the wider world.

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How to deal with an hostile ex

How to deal with an hostile ex

The break-down of a relationship is seldom easy. It is an extremely distressing time and emotions run high. In some cases, ex’s can engage in unacceptable behaviour, whether this be through harassment, hacking or false allegations of misconduct. In such a scenario, it is essential that you are able to respond appropriately. What to do if your ex is harassing you People react to a break up in odd and varied ways and most people look back feeling slightly... Read More

Dan Browns bitter battle shows past settlements do not always mean a safe reputation

Dan Brown’s bitter battle shows past settlements do not always mean a safe reputation

While Dan Brown’s novels are brimming with dramatic twists and subterfuge, the author’s personal life has always seemed more mundane. Now, it seems, life may be more closely imitating art. On Monday 29 June, Blythe Brown, the ex-wife of The Da Vinci Code author, filed a lawsuit at Rockingham superior court in New Hampshire, accusing her former husband of “unlawful and egregious conduct” while they were married. The claim centres around a financial affidavit,... Read More

How to prevent old social media posts harming your reputation

How to prevent old social media posts harming your reputation

With ever increasing parts of our lives being recorded, whether through photographs, videos or social media posts, many high profile figures have had to face up to moments they wish had been forgotten. Whatever your views on whether individual’s past actions should be judged by today’s standards, we have to recognise that our past behaviour, rightly or wrongly, can come back to haunt us. The proliferation of social media has made this issue even more widespread. With... Read More

7 top tips to prevent unwanted journalists

7 top tips to prevent unwanted journalists

Suddenly finding yourself in the media spotlight can be extremely distressing. For high profile individuals, how you manage this attention is vital. If you find yourself in such a situation, these seven tips will help you to navigate this new challenge and ensure your reputation is protected. 1. Door-stepping: Know your rights Remember, you do not have to answer the door. Journalists will know that there are guidelines to follow and that door stepping should be a last... Read More

Rory Lynch: Maguire verdict puts football's reputation under the spotlight

Rory Lynch: Maguire verdict puts football's reputation under the spotlight

On Thursday, with the start of the Premier League only a few weeks away, news broke that the Manchester United captain, and England defender, Harry Maguire had been arrested in Mykonos. On Friday, Greek police released a statement stating that officers had intervened to break up an altercation between two groups outside of a bar, which led to a group of three foreigners abusing and assaulting a police officer. The statement went on to allege that when the group, containing... Read More

Alexandra McCready discusses Johnny Depp's sensational libel case on ITV's This Morning

Alexandra McCready discusses Johnny Depp's sensational libel case on ITV's This Morning

Johnny’s Depp sensational libel case began in the High Court yesterday, with the Hollywood star suing News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, over an April 2018 article that referred to him as a “wife beater.” This allegation relates to his tempestuous marriage with fellow actor Amber Heard, which lasted from 2015 to 2017. The article in question was headlined: “Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny... Read More

Is it time the legal world embraced AI?

Is it time the legal world embraced AI?

The legal world has never been known for its speedy uptake of new technologies. While every other industry is anticipating the AI revolution, we’re still filing paper bundles in triplicate, still have judges sitting in postwar magistrates courts, and years away from an online justice system. But with magic circle firms investing more and more in emergent technologies it seems the profession has finally seen the way the wind is blowing. The culture of Ludditism notwithstanding,... Read More

Can you control how your data is collected online?

Can you control how your data is collected online?

We all know that data is big business. Companies are vying to gather as much information about you or me as possible based on our online habits. However, in a post-GDPR world, how internet companies gather this data is still a contentious topic. One of the most hotly contended areas concerns how big internet companies are using cookies to track our behaviour online. However, Google and other UK data controllers will have breathed a sigh of relief. Last month, the English High Court decided that... Read More

Personal privacy in an age of social media

Personal privacy in an age of social media

The evolution of social media over the last ten years has meant that, unless people are very careful, their private life is gradually becoming a lot less private. The photos uploaded onto Facebook of us and our beloveds effectively belong to Mark Zuckerberg and co. Last week, relationship privacy took another step closer to the grave, with the first ever 'live breakup' being publicised on Twitter. New York-based comedian Kyle Ayers documented the relationship breakdown of a... Read More

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