Taylor Wessing LLP

Defamation/Reputation Management Department

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What the team is known for A respected media law department with a strong practice providing reputation management advice, particularly in relation to digital content delivery, social media and user-generated content. Represents high net worth individuals, well-known brands and corporations on the claimant side, and high-profile international publishers and broadcasters on the defendant side.

Work highlights Advised David and Rose Cholmondeley in connection with false allegations published in the media regarding a rift with the Duchess of Cambridge, asserting rights under GDPR and resulting in the successful removal of approximately 20 online articles.

Notable practitioners

Michael Yates
is a senior associate who is well regarded for his strength in advising on a range of critical reputation management matters. His practice covers defamation, reporting restrictions and breach of confidence claims.
"He's superb and a really good operator who has a great manner about him."

Niri Shan
is highlighted for his considerable skill acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants across a spectrum of defamation and privacy matters. He advises clients on pre-publication as well as post-publication issues.
"He has a lot of experience and is such a lovely person."