London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 07, 2008 -- Schillings, one of the UKs foremost law firms specializing in safeguarding the reputations of businesses and high profile people, has announced their involvement with the upcoming Media Law and Liability Conference to be held in central London at the start of October.
The conference is set to cover the issues of privacy, defamation law [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=33582935-987d-4bb1-b1d6-641d96f17cdd&NavigationId=219], intellectual property infringement and UGC (user generated content) issues in the real and virtual world.
Schillingsâ representative at the conference will be Simon Smith [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=af8a38df-e12a-48da-953b-d4be1b79d6da&NavigationId=233] who will cover the areas of reputation and media management for both the corporate and its executives. Smith is a partner at Schillings and represents the likes of Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Nicolas Cage on one side of a spectrum, to GlaxoSmithKline, Russian oligarchs, hedge fund managers and the London Stock Exchange on the other, in libel, privacy law and other related matters.
As the celebrity obsession gathers pace, a huge increase in the number of cases reaching the courts on the grounds of infringement of privacy have been seen, not least in the case involving JK Rowlingâs son [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?MasterId=64da6b0c-df50-4c0f-9166-809c88e3fc09&NavigationId=325] who successfully won his privacy appeal when represented by Schillings earlier this year. The Media Law and Liability Conference aims to discuss and educate those attending on the evolving areas of privacy and defamation law. With new precedents being set in cases such as Jameel v. Wall Street Journal and Max Mosley vs. News of the World, legal aficionados who attend the conference can expect to discuss topics including the very real implications of the new privacy law cases, the latest wave of internet defamation and exploration of the alternative causes of action in defamation cases and how to find your defendant on the internet.
With Schillings present to offer the expertise in the world of reputation management [http://www.schillings.co.uk/Display.aspx?&MasterId=8426873b-8bd8-499e-8755-5b89b1c3e658&NavigationId=206] and many representatives of other law firms attending the Media Law and Liability Conference, a wealth of legal wisdom is set to be on offer.
Schillings PR contact: Christopher Mills Business Director Schillings 41 Bedford Square London WC1B 3HX +44 (0)20 7034 9132 http://www.schillings.co.uk