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UK Guide

Defamation/Reputation Management — Scotland

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From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- Office location: Glasgow

What the team is known for Advises a range of celebrities and individuals in the public eye on reputation management matters of all kinds. Also defends newspapers and other publishers in litigation and offers pre-publication services.

Notable practitioners  

Campbell Deane provides pre-publication advice to newspaper clients and has established expertise in defamation, contempt and press commission complaints. He is highly regarded by commentators, who say "he really knows his stuff and has been doing it a long time."

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Band 2

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From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow

What the team is known for Full-service media practice which extends to high-quality representation in all manner of defamation and reputational matters. Represents print and digital media organisations and broadcasters on libel claims, online harassment matters and other disputes.

Work highlights Advised ACF Sports Promotions on due diligence with regard to Sir Alex Ferguson's football memoir, Leading.

Provided pre-broadcast advice to BBC Scotland on a range of media law matters, including reporting restrictions, privacy, defamation and freedom of information issues.

Notable practitioners  

Philip Rodney is chairman of the firm and a highly experienced commercial litigator. Clients say he is a "brilliant" advisor on contentious media matters, particularly issues relating to privacy and defamation.

Kirsteen MacDonald has an active media practice, advising broadcasters and corporate clients on contentious matters. Her practice is augmented by her experience working on secondment at the BBC and STV.

Significant clients STV, Scottish Football Association, Student Loans Company, Shell, Clyde & Forth Press.

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Band 2

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From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- Office location: Glasgow

What the team is known for Healthy newspaper practice, advising print media titles on the full range of media law, and more particularly in the pre-publication stages. Specialist knowledge of defamation, privacy and data protection law.

Notable practitioners  

David McKie advises media organisations and newspaper clients on reporting restriction challenges, contempt and pre-publication. Sources say he is "at the top of his game."

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- Office location: Glasgow 

What the team is known for Provides pre and post-publication advice to a number of national and regional newspapers in Scotland. Strong team of litigators who defend media organisations in libel claims and other contentious media matters.

Notable practitioners  

Kenneth Lang is a key contact.

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Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co

From the Chambers UK guide

Campbell Deane provides pre-publication advice to newspaper clients and has established expertise in defamation, contempt and press commission complaints. He is highly regarded by commentators, who say "he really knows his stuff and has been doing it a long time."

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Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

David McKie advises media organisations and newspaper clients on reporting restriction challenges, contempt and pre-publication. Sources say he is "at the top of his game."

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Brodies LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Christine O'Neill of Brodies LLP is a "very well-respected" practitioner in defamation and privacy law with regard to the media. She advises broadcasters on legal clearance and pre-broadcast content matters and has additional expertise in public and regulatory law. 

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Burness Paull

From the Chambers UK guide

Philip Rodney is chairman of the firm and a highly experienced commercial litigator. Clients say he is a "brilliant" advisor on contentious media matters, particularly issues relating to privacy and defamation.

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Associates to watch

Burness Paull

From the Chambers UK guide

Kirsteen MacDonald has an active media practice, advising broadcasters and corporate clients on contentious matters. Her practice is augmented by her experience working on secondment at the BBC and STV.

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