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Media & Celebrity Disputes Solicitors

For high-profile individuals and celebrities, it is essential to tackle disputes early and effectively to prevent any long-term damage to career, prospects and reputation. From privacy issues and defamation to regulatory and contract disputes, our media & celebrity disputes solicitors are here to provide specialist advice.

Saunders Law is a leading litigation practice based in central London. We have extensive experience representing high profile and celebrity individuals in a wide range of legal disputes.

We have built our reputation on establishing trust with our clients, who can rest assured knowing that we will take a robust, no-nonsense approach to achieve the outcome they need.

Our team includes lawyers who have experience working in public relations. We provide clear, pragmatic advice about the options available to our clients and the potential consequences of moving forwards with legal action, including advice about managing reputational concerns.

Speak to our media & celebrity disputes solicitors in London

For expert advice about all issues affecting high-profile individuals, public figures and celebrities, from contractual disputes to defamation and reputation management, contact Saunders Law for an initial discussion about how we may be able to help.

Call us on 020 7315 4809 or make an enquiry online.

Why Saunders Law is the smart choice for media and celebrity disputes advice

Over 40 years’ experience representing celebrities and high profile individuals

Our media and celebrity lawyers have over 40 years of experience advising individuals who live and work in the public eye. Our team is jointly led by commercial litigation and dispute resolution specialist, Matthew Purcell, and regulatory and crime specialist, James Saunders, both of whom are highly esteemed for their work in this area.

Some of our past celebrity and media work includes:

  • Representing individuals in relation to the News of the World phone hacking scandal
  • Advising an international news broadcaster in relation to two major criminal and regulatory investigations, which were discontinued upon our representations
  • Assisting a well-known businessman and entrepreneur in relation to the removal of defamatory blogs
  • Advising a reality star on reputation management following sexual misconduct allegations
  • Representing a world renowned musician and composer in relation to a breach of management contract claim
  • Helping a high-profile conductor and music empresario exit a management contract
  • Advising high-profile celebrities and addressing their enquiries in their defamation claims against MGN Ltd

Independently recognised expertise

Our team has been consistently recognised for their market-leading expertise with rankings in prestigious client guides, the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Reputation management specialists

Our team includes lawyers who have previously worked in public relations. We ensure reputational issues are central to our advice and take all possible steps to preserve and protect our clients’ privacy.

Bespoke advice and personalised client care

Personal brand is central to every public figure’s success. Our celebrity dispute lawyers understand this and offer bespoke advice designed to limit any harm to our client’s reputation. We act fast to protect our clients, and we always respond to enquiries the same day or very early the following working day.

Our media and celebrity disputes expertise

Defamation, libel and slander

Our celebrity dispute lawyers advise individuals about the best way to deal with defamatory statements or publications. We have dealt with a wide range of defamation disputes, including defamatory statements published in newspapers, broadcast on television or filmed on video, and posted on social media platforms.

We understand the detrimental impact that defamatory statements can have on a celebrity’s career. Our reputation experts will take all possible steps to limit the potential damage and preserve our client’s privacy.

Visit our Defamation, Libel and Slander page for more information.

Defending defamation claims

Living life in the media spotlight sometimes means that innocuous comments are misconstrued and quickly blown out of proportion. It is also common for false statements to be attributed to celebrities, often for the purpose of stirring up discontent with other public figures. However, in some cases, this can lead to defamation claims that threaten the celebrity’s own reputation and career.

Our defamation solicitors have substantial experience defending celebrities and high-profile individuals against defamation claims. We will take fast, effective action to resolve the dispute as calmly as possible, as well as provide reputation and privacy advice.

Privacy disputes

Unfortunately, many feel entitled to the details of celebrities’ private lives. However, everyone has a right to privacy. If private or confidential information is accessed or disclosed without authorisation, this could form the basis of a privacy claim.

Our celebrity solicitors advise clients on privacy laws, including whether there has been a breach of privacy and whether there are any legal options available.

Reputation management

Our team includes PR specialists who have considerable experience advising celebrities and high-profile individuals about reputation management. We have an unrivalled level of knowledge in this area and work tirelessly to protect our clients’ privacy.

Visit our reputation management page for more information.

Media contract disputes and other commercial disputes

We provide expert, commercially-astute advice on a broad range of media contract disputes. Our team represents a wide range of celebrities, including broadcasters, TV hosts, the West End theatre actors, orchestrator conductor, performers, composers, musicians, producers and music publishers, on resolving disputes as amicably and cost-effectively as possible. The types of agreements we advise on include:

  • Licensing
  • Music for films and television
  • Production Agreements
  • Director & Producer Agreements
  • Location Agreements
  • Cast & Crew Agreements
  • Recording Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Band Agreements
  • Copyright
  • Influencer (YouTuber) Agreements

Regulatory and criminal disputes

Our media law experts can advise celebrities and high-profile individuals about all types of regulatory and criminal disputes.

Our Regulatory team’s past experience includes representing individuals in the News of the World phone hacking scandal and representing Brexit campaigner, Darren Grimes, in his exoneration by the Electoral Commission.

Arrange an initial, no-obligation consultation with our media and celebrity dispute solicitors in London

For expert advice about all issues affecting high-profile individuals, public figures and celebrities, from contractual disputes to defamation and reputation management, contact Saunders Law for an initial discussion about how we may be able to help.

Call us on 020 7632 4300 or make an enquiry online.