Carter-Ruck is at the forefront of this dynamic and topical area of the law. We offer a discreet service to protect our clients against the publication of intrusive information about their private and family lives.
We have acted in numerous ground-breaking privacy cases, including phone-hacking cases, securing damages on behalf of celebrities whose privacy has been breached. Prevention is, however, better than cure. Our pre-publication advice aims to stop private material from getting into the public domain and we may liaise with press regulators and in-house lawyers at media organisations, often at the eleventh hour when the threat of publication is imminent. Post-publication, we advise on the steps that can be taken to remove material published online and on seeking compensation or other redress through the courts. We advise on all areas in which an individual’s privacy rights are engaged. This includes breaches of confidence, misuse of private information, protection from harassment, “the right to be forgotten” and breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998.