Reputations take a lifetime to build but can suffer
lasting damage in less than a day. The intrinsic value associated with your
name and image is increasingly vulnerable to the realities of shortening news
cycles and the global reach of social media. In this regard, Bennett Jones has
been called upon to protect some of the most prominent names in Canadian
business and politics.
On the other side of the coin, media and
publishing organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver accurate
content across multiple platforms. Outside the traditional media, ordinary
businesses are also discovering the risks and challenges associated with
handling and publishing information in the marketplace.
risks of mass communication is a delicate balancing exercise that requires the
timely application of professional expertise and experience. Our lawyers
respond to the needs of clients to protect reputations, deliver precise
communications and resolve the conflicts that can arise on either side of the
Our lawyers are routinely retained to review and
consult on publications, respond to allegations and deter others from
disparaging our clients. While our preference is to resolve matters outside of
litigation, we have national experience before all levels of court in matters
of libel and slander.