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Schillings to be a guest speaker at the Media Law and Liability Conference


Schillings, one of the UKs foremost law firms specialising in safeguarding the reputations of businesses and high profile people, has announced their involvement with the upcoming Media Law and Liability Conference to be held in central London at the start of October.

The conference is set to cover the issues of privacy, defamation law, intellectual property infringement and UGC (user generated content) issues in the real and virtual world.

Schillings’ representative at the conference will be Simon Smith who will cover the areas of reputation and media management for both the corporate and its executives. Smith is a partner at Schillings and represents the likes of Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Nicolas Cage on one side of a spectrum, to GlaxoSmithKline, Russian oligarchs, hedge fund managers and the London Stock Exchange on the other, in libel, privacy law and other related matters.

As the celebrity obsession gathers pace, a huge increase in the number of cases reaching the courts on the grounds of infringement of privacy have been seen, not least in the case involving JK Rowling’s son who successfully won his privacy appeal when represented by Schillings earlier this year. The Media Law and Liability Conference aims to discuss and educate those attending on the evolving areas of privacy and defamation law. With new precedents being set in cases such as Jameel v. Wall Street Journal and Max Mosley vs. News of the World, legal aficionados who attend the conference can expect to discuss topics including the very real implications of the new privacy law cases, the latest wave of internet defamation and exploration of the alternative causes of action in defamation cases and how to find your defendant on the internet.

With Schillings present to offer the expertise in the world of reputation management and many representatives of other law firms attending the Media Law and Liability Conference, a wealth of legal wisdom is set to be on offer.

About Schillings:

Schillings is one of Britain’s top law firms dedicated to safeguarding the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities and high-profile business people. The firm’s track-record in defamation, privacy and copyright cases is second to none.

Defamation, privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm’s work, prompting The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a “spectacularly efficient media law firm.”

The firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area.

Schillings clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman, seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Harry Potter author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, leading investment bank Kaupthing, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods Group and the London Stock Exchange.

Schillings PR contact:
Christopher Mills
Business Director
41 Bedford Square
+44 (0)20 7034 9132


 defamation law
 privacy law
 reputation management

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