Media recognition plays an ever increasing part in the careers of professional athletes and media personalities. It can often be a side effect of achievement in a particular sport upon which commercial success may be exploited, or of course, may be a part of an overall career strategy once the playing days are over.
Media attention and press coverage can, however, have a detrimental affect on the professional or private life of an individual, especially when reports are inaccurate or slanderous. When this occurs, it is important to seek advice from a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with reputation management. You may decide that you wish to pursue a claim for damages and seek a retraction and/or apology in order to clear your name.
Farleys Solicitors have experience in representing high level professional sports players, managers, commentators and pundits as well as other media personalities in cases of defamation and reputation management.
In addition, Farleys Sports Law team work closely with clients and specialised media relations agencies where appropriate to promote individuals to attain commercial success and manage situations in the event of crisis.
Our Sports Law solicitors have considerable expertise in mounting defamation actions against national newspapers and television broadcasters, achieving high profile apologies and clarifications and substantial damages for our clients.
At Farleys, we understand the importance of reputation to today’s sporting personalities. Whether a media crisis is on the horizon, you believe you may have a claim for defamation, or pro-active steps are required to manage, protect or promote a situation, your matter will be dealt with by an experienced lawyer in a discreet and efficient manner.