Defamation/Reputation Management: High Net Worth
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Withers has a long-established media, reputation and privacy practice, with specialists lawyers worldwide offering the unique ability to serve international clients. Our team are respected leaders in the field and are known for providing robust, pragmatic and holistic advice for heads of state, business leaders, high profile individuals in the worlds of art, entertainment and sport, private individuals and their families.
As the largest international firm focused on the personal and business needs of successful people, a large number of high-net worth individuals turn to us when they face a media, privacy or reputational issue. Withers' global footprint provides the opportunity to respond to worldwide publication, 24-7, and in the most appropriate jurisdictions, to achieve the most effective results for our clients.
Finally, discretion is key to our approach. Our history of high profile successes and keeping our clients' names out of the public eye reflects our ability to deal with matters swiftly and sensitively.
The Withers team "has great attention to detail, not only working through varying complex scenarios but also thinking ahead in order to pre-empt issues," states a source.
Another commentator remarks: "The team at Withers have excellent service, both in terms of the quality of legal work but also responsiveness to deal with new issues and queries." "We enjoy working with their team, in part, precisely because of the priority they attach to addressing client needs quickly and accurately," says another.
Jo Sanders "is a formidable lawyer with a clear understanding of the modern media environment," states a source. "She is compassionate and strives to achieve only the best result," remarks another, continuing: "Jo is very reliable and is always on-hand to answer questions or respond to new issues."
Andrew Fremlin-Key is a senior associate at the firm, and is described as a "pleasant and diligent lawyer" by a market source. Another commentator adds: "We have worked with Andrew on a number of complex reputation management issues and Andrew always goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are furnished with the best possible advice. He delivers calm and clear-sighted solutions."
Amber Melville-Brown "is hugely incisive and clear-sighted, particularly when it comes to recognising those subtle questions of risk that are key to resolving complex and sensitive threats to reputation," says an interviewee. Melville-Brown is an England and Wales solicitor and is also admitted to practise in New York. "She is excellent, and is building a very successful practice in the US. She is a go-to person in the US to understand British media law," observes an interviewee.
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