We offer specialist advice in reputation management. We can handle cyber security issues, data breaches, employment and criminal problems all in-house, while liaising with PR specialists to give you the best possible reputational protection for both individuals and organisations.
Knowledge is power, whether you’re protecting or obtaining information. Our longstanding expertise in reputation management makes us the first port of call for many figures and organisations such as charities, NGOs and publishers, in the public eye when urgent advice is needed to prevent the publication of false allegations, manage the fallout from a data breach, or deal with intrusive and distressing behaviour.
We also protect journalists when they are attacked and in protecting their sources and our multi-disciplinary team can deal with the fallout from a crisis with discretion and expertise. If facing allegations of a criminal nature we have the skills and expertise to ensure the best outcomes and minimal media fallout.
Where appropriate, we can often negotiate compensation and an apology without the need to issue formal legal proceedings – but should that be necessary, we have extensive litigation experience at all levels and an excellent track record.
Our reputation and crisis management team can help with the following:
- Data protection
- Breach of confidence
- Crime, if you are accused of a criminal offence and require representation and protection from potential associated media fallout
- Employment and family, if you are involved in employment or family proceedings which may be high-profile, our teams can liaise with the media team to ensure privacy
- Judicial review cases
- Freedom of information advice
- Human rights in the media and information field
- Malicious falsehood
- Ofcom and other regulatory disputes
- Advice for journalists and publishers involved in criminal investigations and public inquiries
- Advice to political parties in the UK and overseas
- Advice to charities
- Removal of data from the police database.
We have a wealth of experience in reputation management cases, and are known for our discreet, strategic and well-priced advice.
Examples of our work:
- We act for politicians, government advisors, actors and media personalities, professional sportsmen and women, musicians and DJs, journalists and Editors, professionals and city Traders. They all have a reputation and their rights to protect
- Assisted BBC 2 DJ, Paul Gambaccini, to effect a change in the law and to introduce pre-charge bail time limits and suspect anonymity for those who are never charged. Kate’s submissions to the Home Affairs Select Committee were adopted and became part of the Queen’s Speech. We recognise how reputation and crisis management does not just require legal assistance, but also a longer-term strategy and an alternative narrative for the media to adopt
- Tamsin Allen acted for James Rhodes in his successful attempt to publish his book and for hundreds of asylum seekers including victims of trafficking or who have been awarded damages by the court after their personal and confidential data was inadvertently disclosed by the Home Office
What others say
Kate Goold is a professional and exceptional person who helped me navigate my year of horror on police bail. I could not have had a better lawyer.Bindmans LLP Client – Paul Gambaccini
Tamsin, I cannot thank you enough for all you’ve done. It is appreciated more than you’ll ever know.Bindmans LLP Client – James Rhodes
I cannot adequately express my good fortune in finding Kate Goold and Bindmans. Kate, and the firm around her, treated me with dignity and friendship; qualities that permitted me to survive the devastation of my public and private lives. Kate’s legal work was of the highest standard. She does not only work hard, she works smart. She understands strategy and has unfailing good judgement. She never left my side and was, always available herself. I truly believe that Kate is one of the great criminal solicitors in the UK and I owe her a debt of gratitude as much for her empathy as for her staggering competency.Bindmans LLP Client – D Richard
My reputation and indeed life was restored thanks to the dogged determination of my lawyer [Jules Carey] who forensically dissected the false allegations about me and settled for nothing less than my complete exonerationBindmans LLP Client – Lotfi Raissi
They are very attentive and very good at what they do.Chambers and Partners 2022 – Defamation and Reputation Management
Efficient, sensitive and supportive.Chambers and Partners 2022 – Defamation and Reputation Management
The team is highly skilled and experienced in all forms of reputation management. I frequently recommend Bindmans to those seeking legal advice in this area.Legal 500 2022 – Reputation Management
The Bindmans media law team excels across all areas of media and information law. The team also has expertise in public/administrative law and human/rights and civil liberties. I regard that as a considerable asset given that there are often overlaps between these practice areas and an increasing number of media law cases concern the actions of public authorities.Legal 500 2022 – Reputation Management
A client highlights the firm’s ‘excellent attention to detail,’ adding: ‘The lawyers are always very professional and prompt in dealing with issues’.Chambers and Partners 2021 – Defamation and Reputation Management
I have a very good impression of Bindmans’ work. They have an excellent client base and a large group of highly knowledgeable and committed lawyers.Chambers and Partners 2021 – Defamation and Reputation Management
A highly expert team who go the extra mile. Tamsin Allen is a superb advocate to have on your side. She has a rare combination of professionalism and warmth and has been across every detail of the case. I trust and rely on her judgement and her ability to liaise with counsel and challenge them where required. She’s always available and takes time to explain the detail.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Tamsin Allen is widely known and respected in the field as a star. She was the lead solicitor in the first stage of the NGN phone hacking litigation; represented the Core Participant Victims in Leveson module 2; and has continued to appear in groundbreaking cases.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Bindmans is invariably a pleasure to work with. It attracts interesting clients and cases and gives a top class service. The lawyers are brilliant and the degree of care they provide to clients is exceptional.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Bindmans are well known and highly respected in the reputation management legal market. They have appeared in many high profile and groundbreaking cases over the years and continue to do so. They surpass many other firms in terms of expertise and value for money. They are friendly, down to earth, approachable and sympathetic.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Years of experience in media litigation work including in particular defamation and misuse of private information. Tamsin Allen is extremely well respected in the field. She has an excellent understanding of the law and is brilliant with clients – really fights their corner.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Bindmans provides a unique service to claimants in the media law field. Their clients are private individuals, NGOs and civil society groups rather than celebrities or business people. Tamsin Allen, the Head of the Media and Information Law team, is a highly experienced media lawyer with a very good knowledge of the law, first rate judgement and client skills. She provides a premium service to her clients at highly competitive rates.Legal 500 2021 – Reputation Management
Well-regarded claimant practice which manages reputational issues for journalists, politicians, NGOs and vulnerable people, among others. Utilises its expertise in media, crime, employment, immigration, family and police actions to advise clients on all aspects of a reputational crisis. Adept at advising on privacy, information and data protection matters.Chambers and Partners 2020 – Defamation and Reputation Management
Human rights firm Bindmans LLP’s ‘cutting-edge’ reputation management team attracts attention for its expertise representing vulnerable individuals such as whistleblowers, among them Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie. ‘Stand-out individual’ and department head Tamsin Allen takes on a wide array of matters including ‘right to be forgotten’ issues and misuse of private information claims emanating from Worldcheck databases as well as traditional libel and defamation cases. She is also involved in matters relating to how libel law is being used to silence women making statements about abuse.Legal 500 2019 – Reputation Management
They’re very good indeed. The work they do is of the highest standard and reasonably priced. They’re very efficient and they develop a good rapport with their clients.Chambers and Partners 2018 – Defamation and Reputation Management
Well-regarded claimant practice which manages reputational issues for journalists, politicians, NGOs and vulnerable people, among others. Utilises its expertise in media, crime, employment, immigration, family and police actions to advise clients on all aspects of a reputational crisis.Chambers and Partners 2018 – Defamation and Reputation Management
They are a delight to work with – extremely sharp, knowledgeable and always available, but also good at the softer skills.Chambers and Partners 2017 – Defamation and Reputation Management
Bindmans LLP ‘uses its strength in human rights and civil liberties work to provide a top-quality reputation management service representing vulnerable individuals and NGOs’. Practice head Tamsin Allen is ‘superb’ and has ‘a well-deserved reputation’ in the space and the ‘ability to see through the trees and get to the important facts quickly, understand the best cause of action and negotiate brilliant deals’. She recently led advice to Undercovers on the libel, privacy and copyright issues related to a TV drama series on undercover policing; and acted for actor Steve McFadden in a phone-hacking claim against Mirror Group Newspapers. Impress, Captive Animals’ Protections Society and Paul Gambaccini are also clients.Legal 500 2017 – Reputation Management
At Bindmans LLP, Tamsin Allen ‘combines top-level legal skills with strong strategic sense and insight’. Allen is advising on libel and privacy issues pertaining to a TV drama series on undercover policing.Legal 500 2016 – Reputation Management