In the information age, the value of your reputation is more important than ever. Misleading or inaccurate content relating to you or your organisation on the internet can permanently and unfairly damage your reputation.
For businesses, winning and retaining customers is increasingly competitive and competitors' advertising strategies are more aggressive. You need to be able to effectively safeguard your organisation’s reputation, responding to threats to it without it costing the earth. For educational, health and other institutions, management of online content has become an essential aspect of public service. The power of social media requires rapid responses and a wrong move can cause long-lasting damage.
Equally, your relationship with the press and relevant content providers requires careful management, so that when a story breaks or a press enquiry is received, you already have the appropriate strategies in place to best handle the situation.
Both the legal and technological fields are constantly developing. You need a team of lawyers who understand both and can use both to safeguard your commercial reputation, whether that be by working alongside your media and communications consultants or advising you directly. Our expert team is experienced in acting swiftly and effectively in those moments, to manage communications and to take robust legal action where appropriate.
Advising on comparative advertising issues requiring a cross disciplinary approach taking into account legal issues, including consumer protection regulations, confidentiality and trade mark law, plus technical product knowledge.
Advising on press articles containing defamatory remarks, providing swift, decisive and robust action in dealing with press editors and legal teams, often at very short notice, so as to minimise damage to clients.
Advising on reputation management for schools and academies, which involves consideration of the legal limitations on public spending on such issues.
Advising on claims made against retailers and public authorities following release of potentially sensitive data, including defamation, third party disclosure and subject access rights, breach of regulation, and privacy.
"We instructed the Browne Jacobson team to advise and represent us in relation to a business critical project. We were consistently impressed with Mark Daniels’ outcome focussed advice, commercial acumen and commitment to achieving a very successful result for the business. Mark's team blended technical intellectual property expertise with clear communication, showing a genuine interest in a successful outcome. They were more than a match for the other legal advisors on the project. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark’s team."
The fashion industry has a mountain to climb when it comes to sustainability. More than 8% of greenhouse gas emissions come from the apparel and footwear industries, and approaching three-fifths of all clothing ends up in incinerators or landfill within a year of being made.
In September 2019 Lloyd’s of London “… announced … actions designed to make [its] market a place where everyone can feel safe, valued and respected …” Read about the findings here.
After much speculation about what the first fines issued by the Information Commissioners Office might be we have seen two significant statements of intention to fine in the same month
In this webinar recording, our experts Mark Daniels and Helen Simm provide you with the key information you need to identify issues relating to the disclosing of documents relevant to litigation, which may have to be disclosed if they are not privileged.