Brodies' media team has built a formidable reputation for its specialist, high quality advice across a broad range of issues, with clients including BBC Scotland and Channel 4.

We are regularly instructed in libel vetting and have significant experience in pre-publication reviews for publishers and pre-broadcast content review. Brodies solicitors have particular expertise in the video games industry and new media.

Broadcasters value our specialist advice on the approach of the Scottish courts to questions of contempt of court, the enforcement of regulatory measures and the prosecution of criminal offences relating to publication and disclosure of sensitive information.

Our commercial solicitors also understand that protecting information from publication can be a key priority – we regularly recover commercially or personally sensitive material that has been obtained unlawfully or could cause significant damage if disclosed.

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Defamation
  • Pre-publication / broadcast advice
  • Contempt
  • Reputation management
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Freedom of information and data protection
  • Sponsorship and Events

As leading commercial litigators and solicitor advocates, with specialists in all of these fields, we are very well placed to meet a range of client needs in the area of media and information.

We have very good relationships with, and an understanding of, the Scottish media and can achieve very good results for clients by means of negotiation rather than litigation.

If you would like to speak with a media specialist please contact Christine O'Neill or Grant Campbell.