Slater & Gordon Lawyers have always had a renowned defamation team with a formidable reputation among its rivals and within the media. We are one of the best-regarded claimant firms in the country.
Alongside our traditional libel work we are proud of the recognition our media practice is attracting both in London and nationwide.
The law relating to defamation, privacy and human rights and the increasing use of electronic communications has changed dramatically in recent years. Our practice has grown to encompass all these developments. Our expertise in these areas is recognised to such an extent that our opinion is often sought by the media for comment on and analysis of current cases, and we contribute regularly to television, radio and legal and national press publications.
We are also experienced in advising and finding solutions before damage has been caused by an article being published or a programme broadcast on television or radio. If you find yourself the target of media interest, for whatever reason, we can help you manage this and your reputation.
Our experienced team helps to shape the law. Many of our cases have made new law and have been reported. We set up and chaired a working party to devise a Defamation Pre-Action Protocol after the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules; we are on the Civil Justice Committee and the Department of Constitutional Affairs Panel on Defamation Costs, and a member of the Law Society’s Defamation Reference Group. We have written ‘A Practical Guide to Libel and Slander’ and contribute to Jordan’s Civil Court Service (‘the Brown Book’).
Our approach to media, libel and privacy claims
Team is committed to providing a high-quality, individual and cost-effective service to our clients. We work with them to find the most appropriate solution. We are proud of our diverse client base and take pride in offering a unique and personal service to all our clients, whatever their circumstances. Our clients include MPs, nurses, judges, police officers, sports personalities, private individuals, headteachers, major plcs, senior civil servants, NHS senior executives, senior union officials and members of unions and associations
Contact us to discuss your media, libel or privacy claim
Please call 0800 916 9081 or email email@example.com. Our expert solicitors operate from offices across the country and can offer immediate and accessible representation anywhere in the UK.
‘Slater & Gordon’s clients include MPs, peers, City executives, doctors, nurses, police officers, trade union officials, actors, musicians and athletes. The team recovered £25,000 in damages and a published apology from the NME over defamatory claims that its client was a drug user. The firm also advised firearms officers through the extensive media coverage surrounding the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes.’ (Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2008).