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Top Reputation & Privacy Lawyers for HNW individuals

Vardags reputation and privacy team work with high-profile figures, including celebrities, sports stars, royalty, entrepreneurs, and business executives. Collaborating with your existing legal and PR teams, we can ensure your matter is handled on all fronts seamlessly to achieve the best possible result. In complex matters where criminal activity such as blackmail, threats, or harassment are involved, our expert criminal team can be brought onto the case.

Our top lawyers have successfully secured the withdrawal or amendment of articles both pre- and post-publication, often securing emergency injunctions in Court when needed. They also have extensive experience handling online media issues, including website take-down notices and right to be forgotten applications using defamation and data protection law.

We will ensure that you have a solicitor representing you that has the experience and knowledge to get the best results in your case. Please call our confidential enquiry line to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours. If it is difficult for you to use the telephone you can also send us a message or contact us via WhatsApp.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a high-profile individual, your reputation is priceless. If allegations about you have been published in print or online and have caused or are likely to cause serious harm to your reputation, we can help.Reputation-damaging allegations can affect your private and public life; the most serious allegations, for example those of a sexual nature, can have a devastating impact on all areas of your life.Whatever the situation, our team can provide specialist advice to protect and defend your reputation.

High-profile and high-net-worth individuals are common targets for 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 you; or you may have received threats from a disgruntled employee to leak confidential business information unless you pay them money.Our team provide expert advice on the practical and legal steps you can take to deal with the situation quickly and discreetly. When necessary, we work alongside our in-house criminal law experts, headed by Robert Conway, to provide comprehensive advice on both the reputation and criminal aspects of your case.

As a high-profile individual, media attention will not be alien to you. Anyone in the spotlight knows that a reputation takes years to build, but only seconds to destroy.We regularly engage with publishers, ranging from established publications to social media personalities and even companies, to seek the removal of defamatory allegations, and the correction and rectification of inaccurate data. Our lawyers have specific experience handling cases of Twitter libel (“Twibel”) and other aspects of social media law.To create a seamless and effective strategy that addresses the issue on all fronts, we can work alongside your PR representatives to ensure comprehensive protection and consistent messaging.

If you are a high-profile or high-net-worth individual, defamation can pose a serious threat to your personal and professional life. When the stakes are so high, it is vital that the issue is handled correctly.Even when defamatory allegations emanate from an anonymous individual or online account, there are actions that can be taken to protect your reputation.We regularly instruct private investigators and cyber experts who can work to uncover the identity of an anonymous attacker. There are also legal options available for uncovering the identity of anonymous online users. In some circumstances it is possible to obtain an order from the Court requiring that an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or website host disclose the identity of the anonymous user.

Negative or inaccurate results in financial due diligence can have a devastating impact on the ability of individuals and/or families to do business and operate freely.If you believe that a compliance database holds inaccurate or out of date information about you there are steps you can take. Defamation and data protection laws apply to compliance database companies and can be utilised to good effect to challenge such content.

OUR Reputation & Privacy TEAM

Alex McCready

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

Robert Conway

Partner - Head of Criminal Defence Robert Conway
“Robert Conway is an absolute superstar. He leads the team with authority and with clear direction. His clients love him and rightly so.” 
Legal 500

Frank Ryan

Partner - Head of Civil Litigation Frank Ryan
“Frank Ryan is a lawyer who thinks out of the box and delivers results, time and again, often with devastating effect. I would always want him on and by my side.” 
Toni Hilton, Dean of the Glasgow School for Business and Society

Is Vardags Right For You?

We offer a free consultation to qualifying individuals. Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

When you contact us a member of our client relations team will take the full details of your situation, assess whether we can assist you, and if so, determine the best team for your case. 

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