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Mellicks Solicitors

Defamation/Reputation Management

2 ranked lawyersBand 1ScotlandUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly experienced firm advising newspapers and publishing houses on a wide range of media law issues including data protection, privacy, defamation and contempt of court issues. Additionally advises individuals on reputation management issues. Adept at handling litigation as well as providing pre-publication advice.

Strengths

Clients commend the firm's "knowledge, experience and extensive external professional contacts."

Work highlights

Represented Aerial Services Scotland in Court of Session proceedings against Channel 5 in respect of the programme 'House Trap', which allegedly included numerous defamatory statements about Aerial Services Scotland.

Notable practitioners

Kenneth Lang has considerable expertise handling pre- and post-publication issues for digital and print publishers.
"He has an outstanding breadth of experience, the ability to cut to the chase and explain matters succinctly.""He is a great media lawyer with years of experience. He understands the key legal issues facing editors and journalists."

Sophie Cargill is experienced in handling IPSO complaints, as well as providing counsel on defamation, privacy, data protection and contempt of court claims.
"She is always responsive, proactive and open to taking on new challenges.""She is great and has real passion for media defence and a lot of emotional intelligence."

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Defamation/Reputation Management


Kenneth Lang
Band 1
Sophie Cargill
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