Farrer & Co LLP

Defamation/Reputation Management Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded firm focused on claimant work, advising high-profile individuals, schools and corporations on reputational matters including libel, injunctions, reporting restrictions, data protection and contempt of court. Also offers expertise in internet and social media issues such as harassment and online attacks. Supplements a strong claimant practice with a defendant service, acting for significant publications.

Strengths One client describes the firm as "excellent," adding: "We are very pleased to have such a strong relationship with Farrer. When we really need them they are there for us."

Another reports: "It is an incredibly responsive team."

Work highlights Represented members of the high-profile Sackler family following media coverage of their association with the US opioid scandal.

Notable practitioners

Julian Pike
serves as head of the firm's reputation management practice. He is regularly instructed to advise high-profile individuals and organisations on defamation, privacy and harassment claims.
"He knows the industry so well and is so experienced and responsive. He's an expert in this field and I have complete trust and faith in him."