Defamation, Slander and Libel

The reputation of an individual or business is built over time by conscientious effort and now, more than ever, can be unjustifiably maliciously damaged, with the utmost ease.

Giambrone & Partners helps clients protect their honoured reputation by having false or offensive statements corrected or removed, be they published in print, broadcast or posted online. As a leading firm in defamation, privacy and reputation management, we have a track record of securing apologies and significant compensation for our clients. Often this can be achieved by a negotiated settlement between the parties, but where this is not possible, we can help clients bring proceedings, including injunctions, in the High Court, in London.

Furthermore, as part of the dispute resolution process, we often advise clients on their right to formally complain to regulators such as Ofcom, the Information Commissioner, the Advertising Agency or the Independent Press Standards Organisation. Giambrone & Partners'defamation lawyers act for claimants and defendants.

Our clients have included private individuals, high-ranking public and ‘politically exposed’ individuals as well as book publishers, newspapers, broadcasters, online publishers and charities and their directors, officers or trustees. We often advise clients on online publication claims, such as posts on social media or online newspaper reports and malicious blogs; and on claims against data controllers/ processors, such as credit referencing and KYC/ compliance agencies, which involve privacy claims under the Human Rights Act, breach of confidence and misuse of private data.

We advise on all aspects of communications and media law, including: 

  • Defamation – libel and slander
  • Defences to Defamation – e.g. truth, honest opinion, public interest, privilege
  • Malicious Falsehood – trade libel
  • Privacy – misuse of private information
  • Blackmail and Extortion
  • Smear and Hostile Campaigns
  • Harassment
  • Breach of Confidence
  • Data Protection/GDPR
  • Online Publication Claims
  • Social Media – notice and take down
  • High Court Litigation
  • Remedies – erasure, right to be forgotten, correction, injunction, public apology, compensation

Giambrone & Partners services prominent individuals, families, senior professionals and companies. If you feel your reputation or privacy are under threat or if you would like advice on a claim against you or on any other media and communications issue, please click here.