Howe+Co can help individuals who claim that their right to privacy has been infringed. This might be in relation to press or media stories about a client’s personal or family life, or the use of private photographs or videos without consent.
Howe+Co currently acts for a famous personality seeking damages against several newspapers for infringement of her privacy by the their unauthorised publication of intimate photographs taken within her own home.
We can act swiftly to obtain High Court injunctions for clients, preventing newspapers and television stations publishing or broadcasting stories/images of a private or family-related nature. We can also help individuals whose privacy has been infringed through Social Networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter.
Howe+Co also has a Specialist Defamation Team experienced in bringing defamation claims (slander and libel actions) for clients whose reputations have been damaged by untrue or unfair articles/comments. We can act for both individuals or companies who have had their reputations impugned. Howe+Co can also act swiftly to help clients obtain High Court injunctions to stop the publication or continuing publication of defamatory statements and also seek obtain public apologies to be issued. Most client who have been defamed will also be entitled to seek compensatory damages for the defamatory article or comments. Howe+Co is particularly able to help individuals and corporations who have been defamed by newspaper or magazine publishers, television broadcasters and/or on internet websites eg Youtube, Facebook, Twitter etc.
Cases can be funded on a no-win no-fee basis, through a Conditional Fee Agreement, depending on the circumstances of the case, or by the client privately funding the litigation. There is the possibility of obtaining Legal Aid for privacy claims (depending on the client’s financial circumstances), however the UK Government does not currently provide Legal Aid for persons bringing defamation claims.