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.
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.