Your reputation is your most valuable asset.


It has often taken years to build up yet can be destroyed in an instant. We have built our business on reputation too. We regularly advise on sensitive reputation management issues.

Complimentary to this is the experience of our tier 1 reputation and media law practice. We act for many household names: global corporations and individuals, broadcasters and the print media, with experience in guiding clients through the most sensitive reputation and media management issues. Working round the clock, we help you to devise a pragmatic strategy in crisis situations.

With clients including BBC, Sky, STV and ITN, Burness Paull's reputation and media practice is recognised as a leader in the field.

The firm's dedicated team of reputation and media lawyers has first-hand experience of working within media organisations - sharing an impressive depth of knowledge in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Burness Paull's reputation and media lawyers and their expertise:

We advise a client base of household names - from TV, radio, cinema, newspapers and online - on all aspects of media law and their commercial activities including:

  • business acquisitions
  • brand protection
  • rights management
  • new media commercialisation
  • e-commerce

Our dispute resolution team offers round the clock pre and post-publication advice to media clients, dealing with defamation, contempt, privacy and freedom of information.

Whatever your reputation or media law requirements, we will recommend protective strategies that suit your needs.

"The team are commercial in their approach and great fun to work with. They are really responsive and work seamlessly with our in-house lawyers as a team."
- Legal 500 UK, 2020