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Any organisation can experience adverse media coverage and most will at some point.
This coverage can be fair scrutiny that holds them to account. However, often such coverage can be ill informed, untrue and without backup or foundation. It can also be defamatory.
In this age of instant news reporting and public online debate, the reputations of those being discussed is of key concern. Technological innovation has transformed journalism and the dissemination of news which is now delivered instantaneously, in bite sized chunks of information, often without legal checks.
Our immediate reaction to developing situations will help you protect your organisation’s reputation from adverse risk, both from the traditional media and other quarters such as disgruntled ex-employees and social media. We can advise you on defamation and privacy issues including threats to publish allegations or commercially sensitive information and can secure the removal of material from websites and other online platforms.
We are adept at employing means to identify authors of online content allowing our clients to challenge content and ensure removal. This includes the employment of Court Orders which can compel the disclosure of details to identify the web-users concerned where there is a clear case of online defamation.
Reputational challenges can strike any business at any time and the consequences of unsuccessfully dealing with these challenges can be severe and can potentially lead to the total and irreversible destruction of the business’ value. When a reputational crisis does strike management will very often be required to deal with critical reputational issues of which they have no prior experience. We have helped many of our clients prepare for and successfully navigate these challenges and whatever the reputational challenge our clients face we have the skills and experience to help.
Given the change in defamation legislation in the UK, which now requires the Plaintiff to prove serious harm before a finding of defamation can be made, Ireland is increasingly seen as a more favourable jurisdiction for parties seeking defamation awards.
The following are examples of our recent work: