Many defamation/privacy actions can be avoided by changes being made to material prior to publication. Errors of fact or the infringement of a person’s privacy can arise from the media’s failure to check information independently or from the use of an unreliable source and this can result in an intrusive, unfair or inaccurate piece of journalism.

Whether dealing with a book before it’s published, an article that’s about to go to press or on to a website, or a broadcast that is yet to be aired, appropriate advice can be given to prevent damage being done and disputes arising. Slater and Gordon can identify where issues such as libel, copyright, contempt, confidentiality and data protection might crop up and provide guidance and solutions for both claimants and the press.

Pre Publication Advice Legal Advice Guide