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Burness Paull’s practice handles a range of defamation matters relating to traditional and social media. Philip Rodney is representing the BBC in challenges to reporting restrictions, and Grant Stevenson advised ACF Sports Promotions on Sir Alex Ferguson’s participation in a documentary.

Pinsent Masons LLP advises on film investments and privacy matters. Yvonne Dunn advised Creative Scotland on investments in several films and television programmes, including the BBC’s Stonemouth. Jim Cormack’s work includes sensitive privacy issues.

At Brodies LLP, Christine O’Neill advises the BBC on defamation and contempt of court matters, and Robert Buchan advises on footage usage rights and online reputation management.

Thorntons Law LLP advises publishers, bands and video game developers on a range of intellectual property and related matters. Lesley Larg and Liam McMonagle are key contacts. Clients include DC Thomson.

Anderson Strathern attracts praise for its ‘excellent, insightful and considered advice, even under time pressure’. Simon Brown has particular expertise in literary pre-publication advice.

Bannatyne Kirkwood France & Co’s work includes advising publishers and broadcasters on defamation issues. Campbell Deane is the key partner.

At BTO Solicitors LLPPaul Motion advises claimants on defamation matters regarding social and traditional media, as well as on press regulation issues.

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP’s Ewan Easton is advising the BBC on issues arising from the reporting the tax difficulties of former Rangers owner Sir David Murray. Other clients include the Edinburgh International Festival.

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