Dominic Garner > Carter-Ruck > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Reputation Management / Media Group
Dominic’s principal focus is on Media Litigation. He has acted in many high-profile defamation cases, securing prominent apologies and damages from publishers from the UK press, including The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Times and Daily Mail, as well as online and international publishers.
Dominic also has expertise of privacy and data protection law, particularly in advising individuals in cases involving the protection of Article 8 privacy rights, and rights arising under UK data protection legislation. He worked on the ground-breaking cases NT1 v Google LLC and NT2 v Google LLC which established the so-called ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in England and Wales, the High Court ordering that web search results referring to a businessman’s spent conviction should be blocked from Google. He has also pursued a number of claims against organisations that operate diligence databases – such as World-Check – or otherwise provide business intelligence and risk management services, on behalf of clients seeking the erasure of out-of-date or inaccurate information, and allegations, published in a due diligence context.
Dominic also has extensive experience in advising on pre-publication matters. On behalf of individuals and corporate clients in retail, healthcare and professional services, he has secured the amendment or complete withdrawal of defamatory allegations before their intended broadcast or publication in the national press, often working closely with clients’ public relations advisers to respond swiftly and effectively to journalists’ enquiries.
Dominic’s media litigation and commercial disputes practices serve clients in a wide range of sectors including consumer industries, retail, healthcare, media, government and professional services.
Working to the ‘very highest standards across the board’, the team at Carter-Ruck assists high-profile clients facing the publication of untrue or intrusive allegations in traditional media, TV, radio, and social media platforms. The team supports a number of political figures, celebrities, and multinational companies, working closely with clients’ in-house PR teams to advise them on the full range of political rights regarding defamation and privacy. ‘Master strategist’ Nigel Tait heads up the practice with a formidable record of securing front page apologies by major newspapers and injunctions on defamatory publications. Specialist media litigator Adam Tudor regularly handles complex pre-publication matters alongside senior associate Helena Shipman, while Persephone Bridgman Baker advises clients on the misuse of private information and harassment. Rebecca Toman expertly handles both claimant and defendant work for UHNWIs and HNWIs, and commercial litigator Claire Gill has considerable expertise with GDPR and the Right to be Forgotten. Senior associates Mathilde Groppo and Dominic Garner are also recommended.