Vardags — when you need to win

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

How can Vardags help?


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.


Contact Vardags

Cambridge
01223 855237 [email protected]

1 Saint Mary's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PQ

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Oxford
01865 598 1429 [email protected]

Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HJ

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Winchester
01962 657268 [email protected]

1 St James' Terrace, Winchester, SO22 4PP

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