Defamation and Social Media
Wednesday 24th, May 2023
14:00 - 15:00

Defamation and Social Media

Defamation and Social Media

With the increase in the use of social media we have seen an increase in defamation, which can cause significant damage to the reputation of individuals and business.

Through ‘shares’, ‘retweets’, ‘comments’ and ‘likes’, social media platforms enable postings to be shared within an extensive reach quickly and easily.

In this webinar we will be looking at what the key components of a defamation claim are and what action can be taken to respond and protect your business.

What to expect:

  1. Advice on the practical process of having defamatory content removed
  2. Expert guidance on when, how and if a defamation action should be pursued
  3. An overview of the importance of a well draft Social Media Policy


Katie Maguire, Partner, Employment

Katie jointly heads up the Employment, HR & Pensions Team and is based in our London office. Katie regularly advises clients on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious employment issues, including defending complex employment tribunal claims for discrimination, victimisation, harassment, unfair dismissal, breach of contract, wrongful dismissal, and whistleblowing, as well as claims brought in the county court for unlawful deduction of wages.

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.

Matthew has experience in virtually all forms of commercial dispute resolution and has advised clients in criminal matters, including police, HMRC and HSE prosecutions.

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