Partner – Head of Media Law and Reputation Management
The law relating to privacy rights has developed significantly in recent years and there is now a clear right to pursue claims in relation to privacy. This is a complex area of law that requires in-depth knowledge of the various interpretative cases and our experts are experienced in both bringing privacy claims to court and settling them (often discreetly) out of court.
The courts have said that 'there is no bright line' between what information is private and what is not. Despite this, certain information is more likely to be deemed private than others. Information about physical or mental health, involving children, nudity, bereavements, family or personal relationships, or sexual orientation are merely examples and disputes are dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
There are various ways in which privacy can be infringed, such as in writing, broadcasts, or photographs. If you think your privacy may have been breached, please contact us. Our specialists will assess your case and advise upon it.
In select cases, we also offer our clients conditional fee agreements (ie, no win, no fee funding).
For organisations, public bodies, businesses and companies, we advise upon their privacy policies, protocols, and contractual clauses and we can also assist with the drafting of these. Our experts are also available to advise journalists and the media upon their privacy documents, such as model release forms. For our corporate clients, we risk assess and report upon potential privacy problem areas within their business.