Burness Paull

Defamation/Reputation Management Department

Scotland
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What the team is known for Full-service media practice which extends to high-quality representation in all manner of defamation and reputational matters, both pre- and post-publication. Represents print and digital media organisations and broadcasters in libel claims, online harassment matters and other disputes. Also maintains notable expertise in issues concerning privacy and copyright.

Strengths One client notes: "Burness Paull is an excellent firm."

Work highlights Acted for a professional photographer in a defamation action raised against the National Trust for Scotland. The action concerns allegations made by the National Trust in connection with a photoshoot conducted at Craigievar Castle.

Notable practitioners


Kirsteen MacDonald
is an experienced practitioner recognised for her expertise in handling contentious media law issues and reputation management concerns. She advises a wide range of clients including broadcasters, leading individuals and private companies.