Dealing with hostile social media
Wednesday 10th, November 2021
14:00 - 15:00

Dealing with hostile social media

Dealing with hostile social media

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it –  Warren Buffet”

Most organisations are the subject of online commentary, whether through online reviews, press articles, or trolls whose sole aim is to harm your reputation. You are not powerless against them. This webinar will give you an overview of where the boundaries lie between freedom of speech and defamation as well as the laws surrounding the duties of internet hosts and limits on taking action against them. We will explain the steps to follow to seek to delete defamatory posts or websites, including by anonymous posters, and what the Courts can do to help.

Topics Covered:

  • Overview of defamation
  • Dealing with internet hosts
  • How to take down defamatory posts or websites

About the speakers:

Pauline Lépissier, Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Pauline advises on a wide range of disputes, including contractual issues, PFI disputes (primarily facilities management contracts regarding issues such as performance deductions, unavailability, disputes between subcontractors), regulatory investigations, IT disputes, fraud, insurance disputes, debt recovery, partnership disputes, and professional negligence. Pauline acts for a wide range of clients including private companies, Registered Providers, individuals and regulators.

Matthew Garbutt, Solicitor, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Matthew advises on high value contractual disputes including PFI, IT and supplier contracts, as well as tortious claims for a broad range of clients. He also specialises in serious criminal cases including historical serious crime and money laundering, as well as providing invaluable guidance in commercial fraud investigations.


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