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.
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.
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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”.