Litigation in the Media Spotlight

13 October 2014

For leading companies and high-profile individuals alike, being involved in a legal dispute might mean that it’s not just the judge who casts judgment. With evidence openly commutable to the public domain and the corridors of court alive with whispers, a simple dispute over a minor matter can mean a reputational storm in the making.

When facing litigation proceedings, claimants will understandably have their eyes fixed on the judge’s bench. But at the same time, attention also needs to be given to the cheap seats at the back, so that a secondary line of defence can be put in place to protect you from the unwanted gaze of the media.

To read Rachel Atkins' full article on the Global Legal Post, click here.

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Rachel Atkins


A specialist in safeguarding the reputations of prominent individuals and businesses, Rachel couples her experience in media law with a detailed knowledge of reputation threats that emanate from non-media sources.

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