Managing defamation and misuse of private information claims has never been more important for organisations. A claim for defamation or misuse of private information can have a substantial impact on an organisation's reputation. Understanding the key legal risks can help prepare your organisation for how to respond if a breach occurs.

The session delivered by Christine O'Neill KC and Niall McLean covered:

  • Types of claim
  • Recent developments in the law – including those introduced by the Defamation and Malicious Publication (Scotland) Bill
  • Key trends and the rise of class actions following data breaches


Christine O'Neill KC

Chair & Partner

Niall McLean

Partner & Solicitor Advocate