Reputation management and privacy

They are very well organised, easy to work with and look after their clients well.

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Whether you are a private individual, company or other organisation, your reputation is of the utmost importance. At Penningtons Manches, we have an experienced team of reputation management lawyers to help you if you find yourself the target of attack. We will provide pragmatic advice on the right strategy and take swift steps to resolve matters through negotiation or, where necessary, robust legal action.

Our practice includes highly regarded defamation and privacy specialists, who have acted for the successful parties in some of the most prominent libel actions in recent years, as well as a previous Fleet Street journalist. It forms part of our commercial dispute resolution group but also draws on relevant skills from throughout our multi-national firm.

We recognise that our clients’ activities can attract media scrutiny. Our team has close relationships with media organisations, including leading brand management and public relations firms, which help us to manage evolving situations. If necessary, we will pursue court action on behalf of our clients to achieve the required outcome, but will always advise on the full spectrum of options before resorting to formal proceedings. We will not encourage doomed crusades. The ability to negotiate the right outcome for our clients in a strong, reasonable and credible manner is one of our most highly prized assets.

We are able to react quickly and decisively and understand that in a world of social media platforms and 24/7 news coverage, it is critical to move rapidly. Prevention is better than cure so where there is prior notice of the publication of damaging material, we can help prevent or mitigate its impact.

Injunctions can be an important tool to stop the disclosure of private material in which there is no public interest and, as experts in handling privacy claims, we will advise where this is an appropriate avenue to take.  Our lawyers also have extensive experience of securing remedies for clients where a disclosure has already occurred, whether deliberate or through error.

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Recent work highlights

Vindication for false reports

Obtaining substantial compensation from a series of national newspapers where damaging and inaccurate reports were published about our clients and their young family.


Social media success

Representing an entrepreneur who was the victim of repeated defamatory allegations published on various social media platforms.


Medical information breach

Securing sizeable damages for a number of individuals in their claims arising from a data breach involving their sensitive medical information.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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