Corporate Reputation & Defamation

Our dedicated corporate reputation and defamation team of lawyers are market leaders in reputation, brand and crisis management. We have significant legal expertise and experience in advising on publication and publicity issues, including those arising in civil disputes, criminal proceedings and regulatory enquiries.

We are regularly engaged to manage the reputational aspects of business-critical crises for Ireland's leading companies. We actively manage our clients' public profiles and exposure, both pre and post-publication, and liaise with media and other outlets to protect against inaccurate and hostile coverage. Where necessary, we have considerable experience in advising on injunctions, such as urgent applications to prevent unlawful publication or disclosures and claims for post-publication redress.

We have specialist expertise in online reputation and privacy matters, acting for a range of clients in some of the most high profile internet defamation cases in recent years. We frequently advise on internet service providers' obligations and potential liabilities under Irish law, compliance with local and global "notice and takedown" requests and the prosecution and defence of applications for Norwich Pharmacal Orders.

Our lawyers are experienced in managing and advocating claims in Ireland and Northern Ireland and appears before the courts in both jurisdictions on a regular basis.


  • The Irish Aviation Authority

    in its defence of four High Court defamation cases taken by current or former staff and appeals, including achieving a 80% reduction in damages.

  • One of the largest multinational technology companies

    in defamation proceedings taken by an Irish student regarding a video which was anonymously posted on multiple online platforms.

  • A global news organisation

    on a number of reputational matters, including defending applications for urgent injunctions on defamation, misuse of private information and harassment

  • ABP Food Group

    Europe's largest meat processor, in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings issued by a meat trader during the horse meat crisis.

  • Shell E&P Ireland Ltd

    in its successful defence of delayed defamation proceedings brought by a former contractor to the Corrib gas project.

  • SgurrEnergy

    a multinational energy company in its defence of High Court defamation proceedings by a former employee.