Media & Reputation Management | Aberdein Considine Legal

Protecting you when fake news has real consequences

Media & Reputation Management

Your reputation take years to earn - but can be blown away in a tweet, or with the publication or broadcast of defamatory allegations.

With social media, the internet and 24 hour rolling news, damaging and defamatory allegations can be amplified throughout the world unless strong and swift action is taken.

We regularly advise corporate clients looking to protect their reputation by combining an effective legal strategy with commercial advice. We deliver proactive strategies to protect our clients’ reputations and are familiar with the technological and cross-border issues that arise.

What is defamation?

Defamation occurs when something is communicated which is untrue and causes, or is likely to cause, serious harm to the reputation of a legal person.

In certain cases, it may be possible to bring legal action against the author, editor or publisher of a statement. The right to commence proceedings is limited by, and remedies are set out in, the new Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act 2021.

How we can help

Our Dispute Resolution team advises corporate clients on defamation, data protection (including data subject access requests) and reputation management issues.

Our services include:

  • Preventing and challenging publication of stories which may damage your brand or commercially sensitive information in media or online;
  • Obtaining, defending and discharging emergency interdicts (injunctions);
  • Litigation involving defamation; and
  • Data protection issues.
Why choose us?

Our client promise

At Aberdein Considine Legal, we have a simple three-point promise to all of our clients.

  • "The dispute resolution team at Aberdein Considine is very knowledgeable, has strength in depth and an offering that is able to punch well above its weight. Excellent advocacy and negotiation abilities but also an ability to calmly deliver advice even in challenging circumstances."


What the experts say...

Our Dispute Resolution team is ranked among the best in the UK by two of the world's most respected legal guides.