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UK Guide

Defamation/Reputation Management — Scotland


Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co - Defamation/Reputation Management

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Band 1

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Commentary 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. One market source reveals that he is a "tremendous lawyer - I have excellent respect for him."

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Burness Paull - Defamation/Reputation Management

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary 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. Also maintains notable expertise on issues concerning privacy and copyright.

Work highlights Acted for Arnold Clark, providing litigation and reputation management advice in the defence of an action raised against the company under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

Acted for BBC Scotland on all aspects of media law including programme legal advice, reporting restrictions, freedom of information matters and litigation.

Significant clients Solus Productions, Maramedia, Wildcat Haven Enterprises.

Notable practitioners

Philip Rodney is chairman of the firm and possesses a wealth of experience as a commercial litigator. He is regularly sought after for his expert reputational advice and is also frequently engaged to handle high-profile defamation disputes.

Kirsteen MacDonald is a fine choice of solicitor for media-based clients. She acts on behalf of broadcasters and independent television companies on a broad range of matters including defamation and reputation management issues, and is regularly called upon for her advice concerning pre-publication matters.

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Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP - Defamation/Reputation Management

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary 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 is noted by market commentators for his experience in acting for newspaper clients and other media organisations. He primarily advises on reporting restriction challenges, contempt and pre-publication issues.

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Mellicks Solicitors - Defamation/Reputation Management

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary 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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Eminent Practitioner

Burness Paull

From the Chambers UK guide

Philip Rodney is chairman of the firm and possesses a wealth of experience as a commercial litigator. He is regularly sought after for his expert reputational advice and is also frequently engaged to handle high-profile defamation disputes.

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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. One market source reveals that he is a "tremendous lawyer - I have excellent respect for him."

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Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

David McKie is noted by market commentators for his experience in acting for newspaper clients and other media organisations. He primarily advises on reporting restriction challenges, contempt and pre-publication issues.

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Christine O'Neill

Brodies LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

"Fantastic lawyer" Christine O'Neill is chairman of Brodies LLP and is an experienced litigator and solicitor advocate with a fine track record in media law disputes. She provides advice to broadcasters on a variety of matters and is noted for her considerable expertise in public and regulatory law.

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Associates to watch

Kirsteen MacDonald

Burness Paull

From the Chambers UK guide

Kirsteen MacDonald is a fine choice of solicitor for media-based clients. She acts on behalf of broadcasters and independent television companies on a broad range of matters including defamation and reputation management issues, and is regularly called upon for her advice concerning pre-publication matters.

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