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Defamation/Reputation Management

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What the team is known for

Eminent reputation management practice with a record of excellence in high-profile privacy and defamation actions. Assists such individuals as heads of state, business people and celebrities on the full range of reputational matters, with particular skill in obtaining privacy injunctions. Offers advice pre- and post-publication to corporations and media organisations. Particularly experienced in cases concerning the misuse of private information and matters relating to breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.


Sources say that the lawyers are "very responsive, balanced, solution-focused and provide exceptional client service."

Interviewees report: "They fight for their clients as if they are fighting for themselves."

Respondents state: "They have a good, broad team with strength and depth."

Work highlights

Advised Naz Shah MP in connection with false claims made by Leave.EU, securing an apology and libel damages.

Notable practitioners

Adam Tudor is frequently instructed by high-profile individuals in libel and reputation management matters. He has a strong track record of securing damages and public apologies on behalf of claimants in defamation cases.
"He is very knowledgable, has good tactical sense, thinks things through and is extremely good with client management."

Alasdair Pepper is well known for representing claimants in libel and privacy disputes. He frequently advises clients on material published on the internet.
"He is very collaborative and accessible. He is also forensic and tenacious."

Claire Gill is noted for acting on significant cases involving defamation and misuse of private information. She is especially proficient in litigation involving the right to erasure under the GDPR.
"She is sharp, knowledgeable and has seen it all before." "She is client service and solution focused."

Helena Shipman is recognised for her strength in defamation and privacy cases. She assists individuals, businesses and charities with responding to the publication of false or sensitive information.
"She makes sure to point out any risks or issues so they can be fixed, and is responsive and always available." "She is extremely efficient and very good at managing complex, high-profile cases."

Nigel Tait serves as the firm's managing partner and also leads the defamation and media law department. He has a wealth of experience advising high-profile individuals and corporate clients on defamation and privacy issues.
"He is a brilliant tactician and strategist." "He is tenacious and very focused on getting the best results for clients."

Persephone Bridgman Baker is a senior associate who comes recommended for her experience acting in defamation and misuse of private information cases.
"She is seriously good at crossing the t's and dotting the i's, making sure everything is thought of." "She calms down a difficult situation."

Rebecca Toman has a comprehensive defamation, privacy and reputation management practice. Her client base includes public figures and high net worth individuals from both the UK and abroad.
"She is very approachable, friendly, and clients relate to her well."

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Carter-Ruck’s clients range from national governments, heads of state and other political figures, multinational companies, business people and celebrities, to lower-profile individuals and organisations who place no less a premium on their right to reputation and privacy.

Our reputation management and media law practice is the best known in the UK, encompassing defamation (libel and slander), privacy and Data Protection. Carter-Ruck also frequently represents organisations and individuals whose reputation, privacy or commercial confidentiality has come under attack from other individuals or entities.

Carter-Ruck has an unrivalled track record in preventing the publication of adverse or intrusive articles, broadcasts or images. Where it is not possible to stop publication completely, our reputation as the most respected media law firm in the UK means we are well placed to influence what is published or broadcast, often working closely with the client’s PR advisers.

When false or intrusive material has been published or broadcast, we are able to act quickly to have it removed, corrected, or take steps to reduce the visibility of the material online. We have an unrivalled record of obtaining prominent apologies for its clients. Many of Carter-Ruck’s cases have an international element requiring coordination across different jurisdictions; for this reason we are well-connected with specialist firms throughout the world.

Defamation/Reputation Management



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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.


Defamation/Reputation Management

Adam Tudor
Band 2
Alasdair Pepper
Band 4
Claire Gill
Band 4
Helena Shipman
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Nigel Tait
Star Individuals
Persephone Bridgman Baker
Associates to watch

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