Our team has specialist lawyers with years of experience representing the public sector in defamation claims …
We also advise on matters such as privacy and confidentiality, data protection, malicious falsehood and freedom of information.
When such matters arise in the public sector they often bring with them increased media scrutiny and the potential for reputational damage. Early and proactive management is essential along with an in depth knowledge of the nuances of the law governing complex issues such as libel, slander and breach of confidence and their inevitable overlap with the obligations of public sector bodies under the Human Rights Act 1998.
We recognise the need for comprehensive but practical advice which has appropriate regard for the costs of protracted cases in this field both pre and post-litigation.