How We Can Help
At Myerson, we understand the importance of reputation management whether you are a private individual, company or other organisation.
We have a team of experienced lawyers who can take urgent, decisive steps to protect your reputation from defamation.
We offer expert advice on:
- Defamation for claimants and defendants
- Malicious falsehood claims
- Breach of confidence
- Misuse of private information
- Infringement of intellectual property rights
We recognise the significant role that social media plays in business and digital marketing. For example, many businesses choose to promote their services on customer review websites encouraging bespoke feedback and shared experiences from customers. Whilst social media is a powerful online marketing tool it can be used as a platform for damaging and malicious content to be posted for the entire world to see.
Our lawyers react quickly to intervene where a client’s reputation is at risk. Such action taken by us will normally include writing to the author(s) of the publication complained of and requiring the immediate and permanent take-down of the defamatory material and an express assurance from the author(s) not to upload or post any further defamatory material.
If necessary, we can seek injunctive relief from the courts to mitigate the impact of defamation and to seek damages and costs where appropriate.
Recent examples of defamation cases we have been involved in include:
- Representing a tech entrepreneur in defending allegations of defamatory posts which he published on various social media platforms.
- Securing the takedown of defamatory material posted about a business on a popular review website by a disgruntled customer.
- Acting for a skincare company in defamation proceedings which are being brought against another beauty company in relation to untrue allegations made on Instagram.
Myerson are a leading commercial firm, which is renowned for its work in resolving disputes. Our dispute resolution team is ranked as “Top Tier” by the Legal 500 who describe us as ‘dynamic, positive, forward-thinking, effective and tenacious’, ‘very client-friendly’ and who give ‘sound and sensible legal advice’. The Legal 500 highlight the department for its work in shareholder disputes.
The disputes team contains 15 solicitors and is headed by Adam Maher whom the Legal 500 rate as a “Leading individual” and ‘first-class litigator’ with ‘razor-sharp commercial judgement, tenacity and excellent communication skills’; who ‘quickly identifies the core issues’ and is ‘extremely robust under pressure.'
The litigation experts at Myerson are happy to discuss your situation in a no-obligation telephone call to assess your claim, give preliminary advice and suggest a way forward.
Meet Our Specialists
Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.
Adam is a Partner and Head of our Commercial Litigation Team
Tim is a Senior Partner in our Commercial Litigation Team
Sven is a Legal Director in our Commercial Litigation Team
Suzanne is a Senior Associate in Myerson’s Dispute Resolution Team
Vicky is a Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation & Construction departments
Gemma is a Solicitor within our Commercial Litigation Team
Jack is a Solicitor in our Commercial Litigation Team
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