Vardags’ reputation and privacy lawyers regularly work alongside a client’s 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.
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.
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. The Legal 500 has said of Vardags: “The team is noted for its sheer intellect”
Vardags is among the leading family law firms in the UK. Our solicitors specialise in complex cases for high net worth individuals, including international child relocation, child abduction, and prenuptial agreements. The Legal 500 has said that "clients feel in totally safe hands" with Vardags' Children & Family lawyers.
Our reputation and privacy team, headed by top media lawyer Alex McCready, works in and out of the public eye on cases involving defamation, privacy and reputation management. We provide expert advice and representation across the full range of reputation and privacy related matters, including crisis management, emergency injunctions and actions against online and new media.
Our criminal defence team is led by top criminal defence lawyer Rob Conway. Vardags is a successful and rapidly-growing law firm with an outstanding reputation for winning cases.
Vardags is a top property law firm with expertise in complex and high-value cases. We pride ourselves on our discrete and thorough approach and premium client experience. Our team is led by the highly respected and renowned property lawyer James Bunker.
Vardags is a top law firm with a trailblazing fertility and surrogacy department. We have had success with some of the most groundbreaking cases of the last decade in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court, with rulings that have changed the law. Vardags remains at the cutting edge of fertility law, pushing for further improvement of the outdated legislation in place in Britain.
Led by the vastly experienced Frank Ryan, a lawyer who “delivers results, time and again, often with devastating effect”, Vardags’ civil litigation team is renowned for its nous and its consistent ability to deliver results.
Vardags is a top professional negligence law firm with expertise in complex and substantial claims. You may have seen our name in the press as our clients are often very high profile. Equally we settle many claims entirely out of the public eye. Our team is led by top professional negligence lawyer, Frank Ryan, who has over 30 years of experience across a range of professional negligence cases.
Vardags’ top employment team represents high net worth individuals and companies in substantial employment disputes. We are a firm with an exceptional record of representing clients in matters including unfair dismissal, workplace discrimination, and in the transfer of contracts under TUPE.
Vardags' wills and trusts team has the specific expertise to cater to the wills and trusts needs of high-net-worth and high-profile individuals. Richard Todd QC, Leading Counsel for Yasmin Prest said of Vardags: “a note to acknowledge your firm’s pivotal role in achieving such an outstanding result in the recent Supreme Court case of Petrodel v Prest”.