Reputation management

Sensitive employment matters attract unwelcome media attention.

High-profile dismissals or discrimination cases may do a lot of damage to a business. Misinformation can breed if aggrieved employees or ex-employees talk to the press or post information on the Internet. When the Internet is involved, information anywhere is information everywhere, so a speedy response to stem the flow is essential.

We have acted for many years both for and against the media, in cutting-edge cases involving a broad spectrum of reputation issues, from defamation and malicious falsehood to harassment and privacy and confidentiality.

With an in-depth knowledge of media strategies we work towards negotiating successful outcomes or taking prompt court action if necessary.

Recent work

  • Negotiating a number of confidentiality/privacy agreements, and agreements that reputations will not be damaged on either side when individuals join or leave a company
  • Obtaining injunctions to prevent the disclosure of private and confidential information by former employees and directors
  • Advising on high-profile dismissal, redundancy and discrimination claims, and the related media coverage before and throughout the proceedings. This included drafting press releases and confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements.

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