Privacy & Reputation

Founded fifty years ago, we are one of the leading entertainment law firms. We empower creators and those who work with them, helping to maximize potential and preserve legacies. We understand that for many of our high-profile clients, ensuring their privacy is respected and reputation protected is of paramount importance. We ensure our clients achieve this by combining practical know-how, legal expertise and tactical thinking.

Privacy & Reputation Services

Privacy & Reputation Management

Our team is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, recognised by our clients for providing discreet and tailored assistance with issues ranging from crisis management, online threats, phone hacking, defamation and breach of confidence, to misuse of private information, invasion of privacy and data protection.

Much of the time our work is preventative: we work with our clients to manage situations and to prevent any adverse or intrusive publication. Carefully timed and directed action can often solve a potential issue without viral spread, unwanted publicity, or recourse to the courts.

Where prevention is not possible we guide our clients through the legal action process, often resulting in outstanding results ranging from substantial damages awards to permanent injunctions and apologies in court.

Notable Experience

  • Obtaining a front-page apology from a national magazine for a client as part of a settlement
  • Obtaining an injunction to prevent an individual from harassing and blackmailing one of our clients
  • Securing substantial damages for clients whose privacy / reputation has been infringed / damaged, including several very substantial pay outs within the “phone hacking” litigation
  • Successfully preventing threatened newspaper publications of private / confidential matters
  • Working with statutory press regulatory bodies – such as the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) to prevent or challenge reporting of events
  • Providing day to day media management and advice during personally difficult times for our clients, whether by preventing publication or helping to manage / contain reporting of events


If you have a privacy or reputation management issue, whether it be looming or already in the public domain, please contact Steven Tregear or Dan Hoyle on 020 7439 8692 or email or

Russells Reputation Management ranking at Legal 500

Privacy & Reputation Team

Privacy & Reputation Team

Privacy & Reputation Team