Matheson


Practice Areas

Defamation and Privacy

Related Expertise

Expertise

Matheson has "very good industry knowledge, and accessible partners", and expertise in defamation.
European Legal 500

The Defamation and Privacy team at Matheson provides specialist advice on issues affecting both corporate and personal reputation and on all aspects of privacy law. Our clients include online and print media companies, telecommunications providers, technology companies, television and film production companies and individuals. We provide a broad range of services to our clients, including advising on all aspects of social media and privacy law, representation in defamation claims, pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal advice, advice on reputation management, compliance with Norwich Pharmacal orders and protection of privacy law rights. We also provide advice to media clients in respect of regulatory investigations.

Experience Highlights

Recent relevant experience includes:

  • advising on issues affecting corporate reputation and resulting loss of business, revenue and goodwill
  • advising social media companies and on-line platforms in relation to “take-down” notices and Norwich Pharmacal orders
  • defending defamation and breach of privacy actions in the Circuit Court and High Court and appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • advised in relation to the first statutory investigation into a national broadcaster, which arose from an instance of defamation, as well as the formulation of new internal procedures on privacy following that investigation
  • advising professionals on all issues affecting reputation and the right to privacy
  • providing pre-broadcast and pre-publication advice to a range of media and corporate clients,
  • as well as pre-publication advice to statutory bodies and institutions in respect of investigative reports
  • advisers to a range of retail outlets in relation to the defence and resolution of “retail defamation” claims
  • advising on matters of privacy and privilege relating to the application of Freedom of Information law, Data Protection law and the law relating to statutory requests

Accolades

Matheson has "very good industry knowledge, and accessible partners", and expertise in defamation.
European Legal 500 2016

"Great attention to detail - very organised."
Chambers Europe 2016

"I would certainly use these lawyers for my more high-profile cases, because they are very thorough - they drill into all the details and really get stuck into things."
Chambers Europe 2015

Sharon Daly is widely hailed as a hugely accomplished and impressive litigator.
Chambers Global 2014

Matheson "stands out amongst other law firms".
European Legal 500 2014

"The team is enthusiastic with plenty of partner involvement and a great can-do attitude."
Chambers Europe 2013

"We see a lot of firms across the table and we always feel we have the best team. Its input is invaluable."
Chambers Europe 2013

"It is an exceptionally solution-oriented team that is fantastic at cutting through all the mess and getting to the bottom line." This source also said: "The team is great at following up points after the heat has been taken out of a situation, to make sure there are no loose ends that could come back to haunt us."
Chambers Europe 2012

Matheson has "very good industry knowledge, and accessible partners", and expertise in defamation.
European Legal 500

The Defamation and Privacy team at Matheson provides specialist advice on issues affecting both corporate and personal reputation and on all aspects of privacy law. Our clients include online and print media companies, telecommunications providers, technology companies, television and film production companies and individuals. We provide a broad range of services to our clients, including advising on all aspects of social media and privacy law, representation in defamation claims, pre-publication and pre-broadcast legal advice, advice on reputation management, compliance with Norwich Pharmacal orders and protection of privacy law rights. We also provide advice to media clients in respect of regulatory investigations.


Recent relevant experience includes:

  • advising on issues affecting corporate reputation and resulting loss of business, revenue and goodwill
  • advising social media companies and on-line platforms in relation to “take-down” notices and Norwich Pharmacal orders
  • defending defamation and breach of privacy actions in the Circuit Court and High Court and appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • advised in relation to the first statutory investigation into a national broadcaster, which arose from an instance of defamation, as well as the formulation of new internal procedures on privacy following that investigation
  • advising professionals on all issues affecting reputation and the right to privacy
  • providing pre-broadcast and pre-publication advice to a range of media and corporate clients,
  • as well as pre-publication advice to statutory bodies and institutions in respect of investigative reports
  • advisers to a range of retail outlets in relation to the defence and resolution of “retail defamation” claims
  • advising on matters of privacy and privilege relating to the application of Freedom of Information law, Data Protection law and the law relating to statutory requests

Matheson has "very good industry knowledge, and accessible partners", and expertise in defamation.
European Legal 500 2016

"Great attention to detail - very organised."
Chambers Europe 2016

"I would certainly use these lawyers for my more high-profile cases, because they are very thorough - they drill into all the details and really get stuck into things."
Chambers Europe 2015

Sharon Daly is widely hailed as a hugely accomplished and impressive litigator.
Chambers Global 2014

Matheson "stands out amongst other law firms".
European Legal 500 2014

"The team is enthusiastic with plenty of partner involvement and a great can-do attitude."
Chambers Europe 2013

"We see a lot of firms across the table and we always feel we have the best team. Its input is invaluable."
Chambers Europe 2013

"It is an exceptionally solution-oriented team that is fantastic at cutting through all the mess and getting to the bottom line." This source also said: "The team is great at following up points after the heat has been taken out of a situation, to make sure there are no loose ends that could come back to haunt us."
Chambers Europe 2012



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