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I am an advisor looking for reputational or privacy legal advice for my client

Vardags reputation and privacy lawyers regularly work alongside a clients existing legal, financial, or PR advisers to ensure that the matter is handled on all fronts seamlessly to achieve the best possible result. Our team works with high-profile figures, including celebrities, sports stars, royalty, entrepreneurs , and business executives.

Our lawyers are experts on all areas of media law, and have successfully secured the withdrawal or amendment of articles both pre- and post-publication, often attending Court to secure emergency injunctions where needed. They also have extensive experience handling online media issues, such as website take-down notices and right to be forgotten applications using defamation and data protection law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Threats to your client’s reputation can have a dramatic impact on their private or professional lives. Some allegations, such as those of a sexual nature, can impact all areas of their lives.We understand that your client’s reputation is priceless. If allegations have been published about them in print or online and are causing serious harm to their reputation, we can help.Our team understands the specific concerns of high-profile figures when it comes to reputational matters, and can provide specialist legal advice to protect and defend both their reputation and privacy.

It is not uncommon for high-profile individuals to be targets of blackmail and extortion, and such attempts can be highly distressing. A former sexual or romantic partner may be threatening to publish or post intimate photographs of your client; or they may have received threats from a disgruntled employee to leak confidential business information unless they pay money.Blackmail is a criminal offence, so it is important to seek advice on the practical and legal steps that can be taken. When appropriate, our reputation and privacy lawyers can work alongside our in-house criminal law team, to provide comprehensive legal strategy.

As advisers to high-profile individuals, we know that while a reputation takes years to build, it can be destroyed in seconds.We regularly engage with publishers, ranging from established publications to social media personalities and even companies, to seek the removal of defamatory allegations, and correction and rectification of inaccurate data. Our lawyers have specific experience handling cases of Twitter libel (“Twibel”) and other aspects of social media law.We work with you and your client to develop a seamless and effective strategy that addresses the issue on all fronts, ensuring comprehensive protection and consistent messaging.

Defamation can pose a serious threat to the personal and professional life of high-profile individuals. Online, these allegations can spread quickly and are difficult to get under control.Vardags’ lawyers have extensive experience handling all areas of social media law and have engaged with online publishers to great success. Even when defamatory allegations emanate from an anonymous individual or online account, there are actions that can be taken to protect your reputation.

Negative or inaccurate results in financial due diligence can have a devastating effect on the ability of your client to do business and operate freely.If a compliance database holds inaccurate or out of date information about your client there are steps that can be taken. The laws of defamation and data protection apply to compliance database companies and can be utilised to good effect to challenge such content.

OUR Reputation & Privacy TEAM

Alex McCready

Director - Head of Reputation and Privacy Alex McCready
“Alex is the definitive reputation and privacy lawyer.” 
Spears 500

Eva Wallace

Graduate Trainee (Trainee Solicitor) Eva Wallace
“Hardworking, trustworthy and loyal, they provide reassurance on matters. I feel like they will fight my corner well.” 
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