Schillings to be a guest speaker at the Media Law and Liability
on: October 6, 2008, 10:38 am
Release Author: Schillings
Release Summary: Schillings is to be guest speaker at the upcoming
Media Law and Liability Conference.
Release Body: Schillings, one of the UKs foremost
law firms specialising in safeguarding the reputations of businesses
and high profile people, has announced their involvement with
the upcoming Media Law and Liability Conference to
be held in central London at the start of October.
conference is set to cover the issues of privacy, defamation
law, intellectual property infringement and UGC (user generated
content) issues in the real and virtual world.
representative at the conference will be Simon
Smith who will cover the areas of reputation and
media management for both the corporate and its executives. Smith
is a partner at Schillings and represents the
likes of Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Nicolas Cage on one
side of a spectrum, to GlaxoSmithKline, Russian oligarchs, hedge
fund managers and the London Stock Exchange on the other, in libel,
privacy law and other related matters.
the celebrity obsession gathers pace, a huge increase in the number
of cases reaching the courts on the grounds of infringement of
privacy have been seen, not least in the case involving JK
Rowling’s son who successfully won his privacy appeal
when represented by Schillings earlier this year. The Media Law
and Liability Conference aims to discuss and educate those attending
on the evolving areas of privacy and defamation law. With new
precedents being set in cases such as Jameel v. Wall Street Journal
and Max Mosley vs. News of the World, legal aficionados who attend
the conference can expect to discuss topics including the very
real implications of the new privacy law cases, the latest wave
of internet defamation and exploration of the alternative causes
of action in defamation cases and how to find your defendant on
Schillings present to offer the expertise in
the world of reputation
management and many representatives of other law firms attending
the Media Law and Liability Conference, a wealth of legal wisdom
is set to be on offer.
is one of Britain’s top law firms dedicated to safeguarding
the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities
and high-profile business people. The firm’s track-record
in defamation, privacy and copyright cases is second to none.
privacy and copyright are at the heart of the firm’s work,
prompting The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a “spectacularly
efficient media law firm.”
firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality
of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what
is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to
adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape
which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area.
clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman,
seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Harry Potter
author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, leading
investment bank Kaupthing, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods
Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Details: Schillings PR contact:
41 Bedford Square
+44 (0)20 7034 9132