The Media Disputes: Defamation, Privacy & Reputation Management Forum

The only event dedicated to bringing together top-level claimant and defendant

experts to give key considerations and practical case insights across

Print, Digital, and Social Media Litigation

In-person | 16th May 2024 | One Whitehall Place, Central London

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Join your media law peers at the UK’s only Litigation forum to focus solely on defamation, privacy & reputation management. Hear from solicitors, barristers, PR consultants and media insurers discuss the challenges and implications of recent and current cases.

 Hear those actively involved in live cases address recent and forthcoming developments in this increasingly changing world of media litigation

Over this one-day conference you’ll gain insights in key areas of media litigation

9x interactive sessions designed by our Advisory Board directly engaged in today’s key live cases
20+ media law specialists sharing their personal insights and experiences
Regulatory Authority updates on the latest investigations into controversial actions within media litigation

Your Chair

Your Expert Advisory Panel

Charlotte Harris
Charlotte Harris Partner
Brown Rudnick
Gideon Benaim
Gideon Benaim Partner
Samantha Thompson
Samantha Thompson Senior Associate
Dan Tench
Dan Tench Partner
Emily Cox
Emily Cox Partner
Pinsent Masons
Matthew Dando
Matthew Dando Partner

Providing an In-House Perspective

Giving a Regulator's View on the Costs Landscape

Adapting to Impending Challenges in the

Media Disputes Regulatory and Client Landscape

- The increase of individuals as defendants as well as claimants

- Online Safety Act implications over the next few years

- Media disputes in an increasingly social media focused world

Adapting to the Multi-Claim Crack Down on

Defamation, Data Protection and Breach of Privacy

- Courts moving away from multi-claims

- Determining the best claim and route to justice

- Relevance and role of meaning in different claims



Addressing What Constitutes

Serious Harm in Media Litigation

- Navigating unsettled litigation territory

- Identifying serious harm to character

- Relevance of pre-existing reputation to determining serious harm

Navigating Client Reputation Management:

Combined PR and Legal Considerations

- Avenues to justice minimising reputational damage

- Advocating for clients in the court of public opinion

- Developing online strategies for clients throughout and following disputes

- Managing reputation internationally in a 24/7 media eco-system

Exploring Claimant and Defendant Perspectives

on SLAPPs: Overblown or Under-Recorded?

- Improving early dismissal provisions while maintaining access to justice

- The effectiveness of current Court provisions to curtail SLAPPs

- The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023

Examining the Rise of AI and Determining Culpability 

for Privacy, Defamation & Data Protection Breaches

- The state of play for reputational concern from AI generation

- Adapting to the risk of IP infringement by AI

- Determining culpability for privacy, defamation, and data protection breaches

- Avenues for litigation under current laws

Latest Confirmed Speakers Include:

Tamsin Allen
Tamsin Allen Senior Consultant, Head of Media and Information Law
David Glen
David Glen Barrister
Tim Maltin
Tim Maltin Managing Partner
Maltin PR
Claire Gill
Claire Gill Partner
Franz Wild
Franz Wild Editor
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Hanna Basha
Hanna Basha Partner
Payne Hicks Beach
Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson Barrister
Doughty Street Chambers
Charlotte May KC
Charlotte May KC Barrister
8 New Square
Jeffrey Smele
Jeffrey Smele Head of Media and Communications Disputes, Partner
Simons Muirhead Burton
Catrin Evans KC
Catrin Evans KC Barrister
Matrix Chambers
David Mitchell
David Mitchell Barrister
39 Essex Chambers
Michael Tyler
Michael Tyler Partner, Head of Costs
Kingsley Napley
Kate Miller
Kate Miller Partner
DRD Partnership
Jacob Dean
Jacob Dean Barrister
Christopher Leung
Christopher Leung Senior Associate
Helena Shipman
Helena Shipman Lawyer
Kobre & Kim
Ali Khan
Ali Khan Web 3.0 / DeFi Principal
AS Legal Consultants (UAE)

Event Partners

Knowledge Partner

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