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Reputation management

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Libel and slander can hit you and your business hard. That’s why our specialists in defamation and reputation management act fast to help you protect and – if needed – restore your personal or business reputation.

What do we do?

Libel and slander cases are never far from the headlines, severely impacting the reputations of both individuals and companies. And it takes many forms:

  • newspaper and magazine articles;
  • television and radio broadcasts;
  • emails;
  • websites (including internet chatrooms) and social media;
  • employee references;
  • advertising material; and
  • verbal communications.

The number of defamation claims has been growing steadily in recent years, fuelled by the increasing influence of social media. 

While the consequences of defamation can be expensive, the cost of a defamation case isn’t just financial. Your business lives or dies by its reputation. A damaged reputation can unravel years of hard work, putting a serious dent in your livelihood – or even forcing your business to stop trading altogether. 

So what happens when someone makes negative or untrue statements about you or your business? What if someone falsely accuses you of libel or slander?

Gateley is ‘an outstanding commercial litigation firm that combines sound legal advice with tactical astuteness and an understanding of commercial sensitivities’
Legal 500, UK, 2018

If you or your business needs to take action over libel or slander, or defend a claim against it, we can help. We’re here to support you with timely, expert advice on dealing with defamation proceedings, including online defamation. We can also help you explore other options, including:

  • claiming malicious falsehood;
  • breach of confidence;
  • misuse of private information;
  • protection from harassment;
  • breach of data protection laws; and 
  • infringement of intellectual property rights.

Who do we help?

We represent claimants and defendants regarding defamation and reputation management, helping businesses and individuals safeguard their reputations from negative and false statements.

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