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  • Adult website lawyers

    Adult website lawyers

    Legal advice on setting up adult websites

    Setting up an adult website involves navigating various legal, ethical, and compliance requirements to ensure the protection of all parties involved and to provide a secure and transparent user experience. We have so far supported dozens of clients with their journey to set up adult websites and adults-only platforms.

    Why chose Cohen Davis for legal advice and support in starting up an adult-only website

    What legal documents are needed for an adult website

    What other advice our lawyers give for setting up an adult website platform

    Why chose Cohen Davis for legal advice and support in starting up an adult-only website

    Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients develop adult websites that operate in an ethical manner because we believe that businesses in this industry, like any other, should be guided by responsible practices and legal compliance. By assisting our clients in creating ethical adult websites, we achieve several key objectives:

    • Legal Compliance: Ensuring that your adult website adheres to all applicable laws and regulations is crucial to its success and sustainability. By helping our clients develop their adult-only businesses ethically, we help them avoid potential legal issues, fines, and penalties that could arise from non-compliance.
    • Reputation Management: Having provided legal support for clients in the adult industry for nearly 20 years, we are convinced that an adult website which operates ethically can significantly enhance its reputation and credibility in the industry. This not only helps our clients attract a wider user base but also establishes trust and confidence among performers, models, partners, and other stakeholders.
    • Performer and Model Protection: Ethical adult websites prioritise the well-being and fair treatment of performers and models. By guiding our clients in establishing policies that safeguard the rights and interests of these individuals, we contribute to creating a more responsible and humane work environment in the industry.
    • User Privacy and Security: Ethical adult websites are committed to protecting the privacy and security of their users. By assisting our clients in developing robust data protection measures and policies, we help ensure that user information is handled responsibly and securely.
    • Social Responsibility: Our law firm believes that businesses should contribute positively to society, and this includes the adult entertainment industry. By promoting ethical practices in adult website development, we contribute to fostering a more responsible and transparent industry that respects the rights and interests of all parties involved.
    • Long-term Success: Ethical adult websites are more likely to achieve long-term success and stability. By prioritising legal compliance, user trust, and fair treatment of performers and models, our clients can build a sustainable business model that is better equipped to adapt to industry changes and evolving legal requirements.

    In summary, our law firm's commitment to helping clients develop ethical adult websites stems from our belief in the importance of responsible business practices, legal compliance, and social responsibility. By guiding our clients in this direction, we contribute to the growth and sustainability of their businesses while fostering a more transparent and accountable adult entertainment industry.

    What legal documents are needed for an adult website

    Depending on the nature of the adult website or platform that you are intending to create, all of some of the legal documents below would be relevant: Setting up an adult website involves navigating various legal, ethical, and compliance requirements to ensure the protection of all parties involved and to provide a secure and transparent user experience. Here is a breakdown of why you would need each of the following documents when setting up an adult website:

    Model Agreement:

    This contract outlines the terms and conditions between the website owner and the models who provide content for the site. It specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties, including payment terms, content ownership, confidentiality clauses, and release of liability. A clear model agreement helps ensure that models are aware of their obligations and that the website owner has the necessary permissions to use the content legally.

    Agent Agreement:

    If you plan to work with agents who represent models or help source talent for your website, an agent agreement is essential. This document sets forth the terms of the collaboration, including commission rates, payment terms, and the responsibilities of both the agent and the website owner. It helps to establish a clear working relationship and prevent misunderstandings or disputes.

    Terms of Use of Website:

    The Terms of Use define the rules and guidelines that users must follow when accessing and using your adult website. They outline user rights and responsibilities, limitations of liability, and any applicable restrictions, such as age requirements. Having a comprehensive Terms of Use webpage in place helps protect the website owner from potential legal disputes and sets clear expectations for users.

    Privacy Policy:

    A Privacy Policy is a legal requirement for websites that collect, store, or process personal information from users. It informs users about the types of data collected, the purpose of the data collection, how the data is used, and any third-party sharing. A transparent Privacy Policy not only ensures compliance with privacy laws but also helps build trust with users who value their privacy.

    Data Protection and Data Requests Processes:

    This document outlines the procedures for handling data protection issues, including data breaches, data subject access requests, and data erasure requests. It helps ensure that your adult website follows best practices for data protection and complies with applicable laws.

    Website Acceptable Use Policy:

    This policy sets guidelines for acceptable behaviour on your adult website. It may include rules regarding prohibited content, user interactions, and any legal restrictions. The policy helps maintain a safe and respectful environment on your site, while also protecting the website owner from potential liability due to user misconduct.

    Cookies Policy:

    A Cookies Policy is required for websites that use cookies or similar technologies to track user behaviour, preferences, or other data. This policy informs users about the use of cookies, the types of cookies used, and how they can manage their cookie preferences. Compliance with cookie regulations is crucial to avoid potential fines or penalties.

    Models Rules of Conduct:

    This document outlines the expected behaviour and professional standards for models working on your adult website. It may include guidelines regarding punctuality, communication, attire, and interactions with other models and staff members. Establishing clear rules of conduct helps create a professional and respectful working environment and sets the tone for the level of professionalism expected from all parties involved.

    Identification and Age Verification Policy:

    Adult websites have a legal obligation to ensure that users accessing explicit content are of legal age. An Identification and Age Verification Policy outlines the measures taken to verify the age of users, thus complying with age-restriction laws and preventing minors from accessing inappropriate content.

    Intellectual Property Rights Statements and Agreements:

    Intellectual property rights agreements clarify the ownership and usage rights of content created for your adult website. They protect your website from copyright infringement claims and ensure that you have the necessary permissions to use the content legally.

    Health and Safety and Ethical Policies:

    Establishing health and safety guidelines and ethical policies for your adult website helps ensure the well-being of performers, models, and staff members. These policies demonstrate your commitment to maintaining a safe and responsible work environment and can help protect you from potential legal issues or reputational damage.

    Not all these documents might be necessary for every type of adult website. We recommend that you book a consultation with one of our expert lawyers who will advise you on which legal documents your specific website may require.

    What other advice our lawyers give for setting up an adult website platform

    When setting up an adult website platform, consulting with us is likely to provide you with invaluable insights and guidance on a range of topics. In addition to advising on the legal documents and ethical considerations mentioned earlier, you can expect us to offer you hands-on advice to help you navigate various other aspects of establishing your start-up, such as:

    • Business Structure: We will help you choose the most appropriate business structure for your adult website platform, taking into account factors such as liability protection, tax implications, and ease of management.
    • Licensing and Permits: Depending on your jurisdiction, you may need specific licenses or permits to operate an adult website. We will help you identify and obtain any required licenses, ensuring your website complies with all relevant regulations.
    • Content Compliance: Adult websites must adhere to strict content guidelines to avoid legal issues related to obscenity, exploitation, and copyright infringement. We will help you develop content policies and procedures that ensure compliance with these guidelines.
    • International Regulations: If you plan to operate your adult website platform in multiple countries or regions, we will help you navigate the complex web of international laws and regulations governing adult content, privacy, and data protection.
    • Advertising and Marketing: We will advise you on the legalities of advertising and marketing your adult website platform, ensuring your promotional efforts comply with relevant laws and do not infringe on the rights of third parties.
    • Payment Processing: Adult websites often face challenges when it comes to securing reliable payment processing services. With our experience at hand, we will help you understand your options and assist in negotiating agreements with payment processors, ensuring your business can process transactions securely and efficiently.
    • Record-Keeping Requirements: Depending on your jurisdiction and the nature of your adult website platform, you may be required to maintain specific records related to your adult website platforms, such as age verification documentation or model release forms. We will advise you on the necessary record-keeping practices to ensure compliance with these requirements.
    • Ongoing Legal Support: As your adult website platform grows and evolves, you may encounter new legal challenges or require updates to your existing policies and agreements. We value our long-term relationship with our clients and you can be assured that we will provide you and your platform with ongoing support, ensuring your business remains compliant and adapts to changes in the industry and legal landscape.

    Call us free on 0800 212 7211 to book a consultation.

  • Breach of privacy

    Breach of privacy

    A privacy breach that happens online might relate to information which is either true or untrue. Cases of a breach of privacy that this firm has handled include breaches of privacy in relation to information regarding sexual orientation, doxing, mental health, extra marital relationships, political beliefs, drug use, sexual acts and many more topics.

    If you feel uncomfortable about information which is published about you online because you believe that the information is private and therefore published in breach of your privacy, this is most likely because the information is in fact private in nature. Whilst traditionally, breach of privacy used to be the favourite activity of tabloid journalists, it now occurs by regular internet users.

    Breach of privacy is often a favourite way of venting frustration by Our highly experienced lawyers stop publications of an internet articles, which are published in breach of privacy. Removing articles from the internet which had been published in breach of privacy, is often delicate matters, which must be handled with care and attentiveness.

  • Business services

  • Cancel culture legal action

  • Cease and Desist Letter

  • Company defamation solicitor

  • Complex harassment case

    Complex harassment cases

    Legal advice on complex harassment cases

    Harassment cases could be extremely complex. They may involve a great deal of evidence, may go on for a long period of time and in some cases, might involve unknown harassers.

    Our experience in successfully handling complex online harassment cases

    What makes online harassment cases so complex

    How to overcome objective difficulties when handling complex harassment cases

    Our experience in successfully handling complex online harassment cases

    If you happened to suffer the misfortune of suffering online harassment, you will surely know that online harassment could be highly complex and hardly ever straightforward to bring to an end. Many victims of online harassment are left to fend for themselves with little support from the criminal justice system or from the legal profession. This, however, should not be held against neither, as online harassment is still a phenomenon that very few law enforcement officers or solicitors know how to properly handle. For the past 15 years, Cohen Davis lawyers have been at the forefront of the fight against online harassment, providing unparalleled support and legal advice to victims of online harassment from the UK abroad.

    What makes online harassment cases so complex

    There are various reasons why online harassment cases tend to be complex. For example:

    • Online harassment cases often involve large amount of evidence. Gathering, categorising, analysing and preserving evidence in the right way, which would be admission in court, is a major part in the was a successful harassment case is handled. Our firm has special software gather, categorise and analyse evidence in a manageable way, which is also cost effective.
    • Online harassment cases often involve evasive defendants. Identifying harassers who have been getting away with harassing their victim for such as long time, is always a challenge. There are many ways by which we go on to identity and track down online harassers. Much of our success in this field of holding online harassers to account, is owned to our extensive experience in handling complex cases of online harassment.
    • Victims of online harassment often destroy evidence. Particularly in the early days, weeks, month or years of being victims of online harassments, victims tend to destroy harassing posts, images and messages with the hope that this will make it easier for them to move on with their lives. This sometimes presents a real challenge to our lawyers as recovering or reconstructing those pieces of evidence could be technically difficult but not always impossible.
    • Victims of online harassment are often highly traumatised. Particularly victims of long-term stalking and harassment becoming highly suspicious and mistrusting of other people. They have been let down by so many professional people who were meant to help them as well as had their trust in the good human nature devastated by their harasser. This often means that the solicitor who handles their harassment case, has to be highly sensitive to their feelings and emotions and be super helpful in guiding and supporting their client through the various legal challenges that are inevitable part of nearly every complex harassment case

    How to overcome objective difficulties when handling complex harassment cases

    The best way to overcome difficulties that involved in complex harassment cases, is to have an experience handling your case. The law firm needs to have systems and processes that are designed to cost effectively handle complex harassment cases, including the right technology that helps process evidence, communicate with the client and make the entire information accessible to all those lawyers, barristers and paralegals who work on the case.

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  • Cyberbullying lawyer

    Cyberbullying lawyer Yair Cohen together with Robert Bourns, the Law Society President

    If you are looking for cyberbullying lawyers to help you stop ongoing bullying online, you can rest assured that you have arrived at the right place. Cohen Davis solicitors are one of the country’s most experienced online harassment and cyberbullying law firms.

    Our dedicated lawyers have dealt with dozens of highly challenging cases of online harassment and cyberbullying and Yair Cohen, the firm’s owner is also the author of the book The Net is Closing; Birth of the E-police, a book which describes Yair’s long standing work with victims of cyberbullying and online harassment as well as with the police and other government agencies to achieve many of the successful outcomes he and the firm have delivered on behalf of victims of cyberbullying harassment.

    If you are a victim of ongoing online harassment or cyberbullying, or you are a parent or a carer of one, you can speak to Yair Cohen or to one of our other online harassment lawyers today by calling 0207 183 4123.

  • DEFA

  • Defamation against a business

    Defamation against a business

    Business defamation legal advice

    Defamation against a business on internet forums, blogs and other social media could very easily slip out of control, and could jeopardize the reputation of that business. Typically, a single customer or a former employee will post defamation against a business they engaged with to create the false impression of general customer’s dissatisfaction.

    Why defamation is a problem for good businesses

    Should you respond to a negative online review

    What can a business do about online defamation

    Why defamation is a problem for good businesses

    Defamation is a problem for good businesses and not only for businesses that provide bad customer service. Often this type of action, such as online defamation against a business becomes self- fulfilling prophecy. Real or potential customers become influenced by the negativity they read about the business online and they respond by either moving away from the company or by not engaging with it in the first place.

    Should you respond to a negative online review

    Before responding to a negative review or to online defamation against your business, remember that once you post a statement online, you might never be able to take it back. Always consider the impact of any statement you volunteer to the online community on your business’ long term reputation. Decisions concerning a response to online defamation against a business should be strategic and account for the likely consequences of each action or inaction.

    What can a business do about online defamation

    We believe that most UK business owners are great people who work relentlessly to cement their good reputation among their customers. Defamation against a business, large or small could undo years of hard work. As a business owner, you have a choice to either respond to online defamation against your business, ignore it or pursue a hard line and have it removed from the internet altogether.

    Before deciding what to do, just consider what message you wish to send out to your consumers, investors and to your employees. Ask questions such as is it in your business best interest to publicly respond to the defamation or perhaps your company’s long term interest will be better served by taking a tougher, uncompromising approach. 

    Often the decision of what to do about online defamation is a hard one and the choice is often seems like a choice between a rock and a hard palace  and is difficult to make. However bringing someone else to the table, to help you decide about your approach to a particular issue of business defamation could be worth its value in gold as it will save you having to gamble on the future of your business’ reputation.

    It therefore makes sense to call us, free, on 0800 612 7211 because it is likely that we have already dealt with a similar case to yours at least once in the past 25 years.

  • Defamation against a company

  • Defamation against children

    Defamation against children

    What to do if your child is defamed on social media

    It is every parent’s nightmare to witness their child suffering whilst being unable to offer him or her meaningful support or protection.

    What to do if your child is being defamed on social media

    False allegations of sexual assault against a pupil or a student

    Bullying and false allegations on social media

    What to do if your child is being bullied because of false allegations on social media

    Legal advice for parents whose child is being harassed on social media

    What to do if your child is being defamed on social media

    It depends on the age of your child. If your child is attending school or college and the defamation of social media relates to other pupils or students who attend the school, you should report the defamation to the school. This is not to say that the school will definitely have the matter resolved.

    Sadly, in most cases, schools tend to misjudge these types of situations and provided very little support to the child who is being defamed on the internet. Defamation on the internet is a form of bullying that the school should handle as such. However, in many cases, the false allegations against your child would be in relation to some sort of sexual assault where the school will feel that they are unable to intervene in favour of your child.

    False allegations of sexual assault against a pupil or a student

    If your child is a pupil or a student who is facing harassment on the internet by way of publication of false allegations of sexual assault against him, the school will often be unable to help. False allegations of sexual assault are unfortunately common among school children. In most cases that this firm has dealt with, the false allegations would be either a complete falsity due to an unwanted break up of a relationship between two pupils, or an exaggerated version of a minor incident or an event, which has been inflated due to a misunderstanding or in some cases, due to a wilful desire to harm the pupil who initiated the breakup.

    When a school is facing a dilemma of having to support the child against whom the false allegations are being made or the child who has made the allegations, the school will often feel uncomfortable appearing as not supporting the pupil making the allegations, at the expense of the pupil against whom the false allegation is being made.

    Bullying and false allegations on social media

    The publication and dissemination of false allegations on social media against a student at the school or college is a form of bullying. Once the allegation of wrongdoing, which is often of sexual nature is made, pupils at the school feel that they have to take sides. Whilst they have not heard the side of the story of the pupil against who the false allegations are being made, many pupils will automatically take the said of the pupil who is making the false allegations.

    The more serious the allegations are, the more likely other pupils are to take the side of the pupil making the allegations. Taking sides means in many cases, going to social media to express their sympathy publicly, repeating and disseminating the false allegations, ostracising the pupil because of the allegations, and in some cases, physically bullying and assaulting him.

    What to do if your child is being bullied because of false allegations on social media

    if your child is being bullied because of false allegations on social media you should consider taking the following steps:

    • Report the matter as bullying to the school. Make sure that you consult the school's relevant policies so that during your conversation with the school, you are able to point out specific section in the school's policy that requires the school to support your child. 
    • Report the harassment on social media to the police. You should report it as harassment to your local police station. 
    • Seek urgent legal advice from a solicitor with experience in social media law and in handling social media cases where school children are involved.

    If your child is being bullied because of false allegations on social media, you should report the bullying to the school and to the police. In many cases, defamation on social media against students is likely to be considered a form of bullying and harassment.

    If your child is being falsely accused of sexual assault on social media, he should still report the harassment to the police. If then, the person who made the initial allegations against your child decides to make a complaint to the police, your child might be asked to attend a police interview about those allegations.

    However, in many cases, pupils who make allegations on social media against another pupil, particularly of sexual assault, already know that their allegations could not withstand fair scrutiny by the police, which is why they have decided to make the allegations on social media and not to the police.

    Furthermore, if eventually the alleged victim is persuaded to file a formal complaint against your child with the police, it is highly likely that their preceding social media campaign against your child will prevent any meaningful police investigation or prosecution of your child because relevant evidence, including the account of the alleged victim, would have already been tainted due to the social media posts.

    Legal advice for parents whose child is being harassed on social media

    If your child is being harassed on social media, and the harassment is of serious nature, you should consider speaking to a specialist lawyer about your next move. Naturally, as a loving parent, you will be emotionally engaged with any matter that places your child at risk.

    You might find it helpful to speak to a solicitor who has dealt with similar cases in the past and who can give you the clarity you need. It is helpful to have the child join the meeting, as the solicitor will be likely to share with your child some of the experiences of others who have been in a very similar situation.

    Remember, there is usually a way out and a method that will help you solve the current issue that the family is facing. The sooner you seek legal advice, the quicker the matter could be resolved.

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  • Defamation cases

    Defamation cases

    Defamation cases we have won for our clients

    Cohen Davis Solicitors specialise in complex defamation cases. Whilst the majority of the defamation cases that we conduct on behalf of our clients are successfully settled prior to trial, in other notable defamation cases, the court has given a significant judgment.

    How many defamation cases end up in trial

    Percentage of defamation cases won

    Examples of defamation cases

    How many defamation cases end up in trial

    The estimation is that fewer than 5% of the defamation cases that begin in the High Court, end up with a full trial. Most of the defamation cases are settled prior to issuing legal proceedings and following the issue of a defamation cease and desist letter to the defendant. A cease and desist letter which is sufficiently detailed and which is well argued is far more likely to result in a settlement prior to the issuing of defamation legal proceedings.

    Throughout the lifetime of a defamation case, there are significant opportunities for the parties to settle the defamation claim without the need for the defamation case to go to trial. In most successful settlement of cases of defamation that we conduct, our client will receive either an apology, a withdrawal of the allegations or a vindication in a different form, as well as substantial damages and payment of their legal costs by the defendant.

    Percentage of defamation cases won

    The winning of a defamation case would usually include an admission of wrongdoing by the defendant, vindication of our client of the alleged wrongdoing, the removal of defamatory posts from the internet and a legally binding undertaking by the defendant to never repeat their defamatory claims. Whether on a settlement or following a trial, our firm has won nearly 100% of the defamation cases that we acted on.

    Examples of defamation cases

    This section includes example of defamation cases from the UK. Some of the cases are of significant importance in terms of the findings whilst other cases are important because of the circumstances under which those examples of defamation cases have been issued in the first place. In many of the examples of defamation cases, the cases did not come follow all the way to trial, which is, for most claimants in defamation cases, the most ideal outcome for the defamation case.

  • Defamation injunction

    Defamation injunction

    Urgent defamation injunction to prevent publication of defamation

    If you are aware of defamatory posts about you on the internet, you might be able to seek an urgent defamation injunction.

    Can you get a defamation injunction prior to publication

    Can you get an urgent injunction soon after publication of defamation

    How long does it take to obtain an emergency defamation injunction

    Can you seek a defamation injunction prior to publication

    Yes. Under English law, it is extremely difficult to obtain an emergency injunction prior to the publication of defamatory posts, news articles or television programs. The view that the court is currently taking in relation to granting urgent defamation injunctions prior to publication, is that emergency injunctions prior to publication will only be granted under very exceptional circumstances. The reason for this is that the courts consider that damage to reputation is something that can be fixed by way of payment of damages, an apology, or other form of public vindication.

    The courts consider that because reputation could be repaired, it is important to give priority to free press. This position is considerably unfair, and particularly discriminates against those who might not be able to afford to take legal action for defamation once their reputation had been tarnished. Often tarnished reputation could result in a significant financial downturn for the prison or organisation being defamed and, in some cases, once the publication of the defamatory material has taken place, there is little the defamed can do to turn the wheels back.

    However, it is not impossible to obtain an injunction for defamation prior to publication particularly if there are other grounds for the court to grant the emergency injunction, for example, if the case involves a breach of privacy or blackmail. We will consider each case on its own merits prior to advising you on the prospects of getting an urgent defamation injunction prior to publication.

    Can you get an urgent injunction soon after publication of defamation

    Yes. It is possible to obtain an interim injunction shortly after the publication of the defamatory material. Where the defamatory allegations are serious, particularly alleging criminal misconduct, you can apply for an interim injunction soon after the publication of the defamatory material and ask the court to grant you an emergency defamation injunction pending trial.

    There will be an emergency hearing where the publisher of the defamation will be required to identify the extent to which he proposes and intends to justify the claims they are making. If the publisher of the defamatory material statement is unable to do so, at that point in time, in the face of very clear denials by yourself, you will be likely to be granted an emergency injunction pending a trial.

    How long does it take to obtain an emergency defamation injunction

    In cases where there are other causes of action, such as breach of privacy or blackmail, we can obtain a privacy injunction within hours of being instructed. However, to be on the safe side, if you suspect that a defamatory publication is likely to take place, we urge you to give us your instructions as soon as possible so that we can take preparatory steps which will make your emergency defamation injunction more likely to be granted by the court.

  • Defamation Lawyer

    If you suffer from harassment online, and want to put a stop to it, please obtain professional legal advice. Call us right now on 0207 183 4123. Your call will be answered by our super friendly legal support team who will assist you in whichever way they can.

  • Defamation lawyer in England

    Defamation lawyer in England

    Advice on defamation law in England

    Defamation lawyers in England who work with clients in the U.S. For nearly 20 years, we have been specialising in English defamation law, and specifically in defamation law online. Our firm has been advising and acting for clients from all over the world, in particularly the US, in connection with defamation claims in England.

    Why instruct Cohen Davis in international defamation cases

    Why instruct a specialist defamation lawyer in England

    Defamation lawyer in England, cost and budget

    Contact English defamation lawyer

    Why instruct Cohen Davis in international defamation cases

    Cohen Davis is a law firm, based in London, England that specialises in defamation law and particularly online defamation. The main reason why we are many of our clients are from the U.S. is our extensive experience in handling cross border defamation law cases and our ongoing work with U.S. defamation law firms. We have links and associations with nearly 100 U.S. law firms that specialist in different aspects of internet law. We work with U.S. defamation law attorneys from nearly every state in the U.S. which helps us obtain cross jurisdiction domestication of various court orders. In some cases, we work simultaneously with our U.S. associates on different aspects of defamation law cases, some of which require filing lawsuits or court applications in England. We also assist our U.S. colleagues in tracing defendants who are located in England, in officially serving legal documents on defendants in in obtaining disclosure orders against website operators and social media companies who operate in England and across Europe.

    Why instruct a specialist defamation lawyer in England

    As specialist defamation lawyers in England, we will be able to provide you and your attorney with legal assessment of jurisdictional matters and with legal advice on the different rules that apply to defamation law matters in England. We often advise on limitation (which can often be extended in England) and on enforcement of legal proceedings both in England and in the U.S. We recommend that your U.S. attorney drafts and serves defamation legal documents in accordance with English law and that your attorney seeks the active advice of a local English defamation lawyer in doing so, even if only on an ad hoc basis.

    Defamation lawyer in England, cost and budget

    The costs of instructing a defamation lawyer in England could vary, depending on the experience of the lawyer and the charging structure of the law firm. Strategic planning and good understanding of both English and U.S. defamation laws would help you keep legal costs to the absolute essentials, so as the types of communication systems that the law firm has. Our firm’s App, which gives our clients 24 hours access to all legal documents, communications and planning in their case, makes English/U.S. defamation case move very smoothly and cost effectively regardless of time zones. We operate a 24 hours service, which makes instructing us easy and cost effective. Both attorneys and their clients can join in the case and have 24 hours access to all documents, communications and legal discussions. You might work with us directly or through your U.S. attorney. So far as costs and fees are concerned, we are happy to have either the attorneys and their clients as our clients.

    Contact English defamation lawyer

    Call us today to speak to our super friendly defamation lawyers. They have all been involved in cross jurisdiction defamation and most would have already worked with a U.S. attorney on at lease a few cases, some of which, would be high value. For a defamation lawyer, who is based in London, England and who will provide you and your attorney with ongoing, friendly and cost effective defamation legal advice, support and knowledge, to help you secure a successful outcomes, call us on +(44) 207 183 4123 or send us a message via our website.

  • Defamation on Pissed Consumer

  • Defamation on Twitter

    Defamation on Twitter

    How to remove a defamatory tweet from Twitter

    Posting defamation on Twitter is an effective way to cause defamatory allegations to spread and stick. Whilst Twitter is often reluctant to delete defamatory tweets, with the correct approach, Twitter will nearly always delete defamatory tweets without a court order.

    What is Twitter defamation

    Who are likely to be a victim of defamation on Twitter

    Twitter defamation against a company and its directors

    Removing defamation from Twitter

    What is Twitter defamation

    Defamation on Twitter is one of the most common forms of defamation this firm is currently dealing with. Twitter defamation happens when a Twitter user posts either an original tweet or a link to other defamatory material, often a blog post or a retweet. If you were to retweet allegations against someone, it is your responsibility to read the tweet that you are reposting and to verify its accuracy. A defamatory tweet could be by way of text, image or video or just by referring to someone else’s defamatory posts, whether on Twitter or on another internet platform.

    Who are likely to be a victim of defamation on Twitter

    Although some of the most better-known examples of Twitter defamation are those involving celebrities, business people are often targeted on Twitter and even companies can become the subject of defamatory tweets. Many of the victims of Twitter defamation are children or young adults who are being falsely accused of criminal wrongdoings, in most cases, this would involve false accusation of rape and other sexual assault.

    Twitter defamation against a company and its directors

    You can defame a company and its directors, as well as harass them by posting defamation on Twitter. In 2013, this firm brought a successful defamation case at the High Court in relation to defamatory tweets which were made by a shareholder against a PLC. The shareholder, posted allegations against the Chairman of Red Rock Resources on shareholders' discussion forums and then used Twitter to repost the allegations and to distribute them, or notify about them to key people in the industry.

    Removing defamation from Twitter

    Whilst Twitter is initially reluctant to delete defamatory tweets when requested to do so by Twitter users, in nearly all cases, once our firm become involves in the matter, we are able, as a first step, to have the defamatory tweets removed from Twitter.

  • Defamation on YouTube

    Remove defamation YouTube

    YouTube defamation complaint

    Defamation on YouTube could be directed at an organisation or an individual. In some cases, defamation on YouTube may also be considered a form of harassment.

    What to do if your defamation complaint to YouTube has been ignored

    What grounds would Google consider for removal of a defamatory YouTube video

    What to do if your defamation complaint has been ignored

    If you have already made a complaint of defamation in relation to a YouTube video, and your defamation complaint has been ignored, you should consider escalating matters slightly. You should consider seeking legal advice at the earliest opportunity and prior to submitting legal requests to Google yourself.

    Having dealt with hundreds of defamatory YouTube videos, our lawyers are most likely to advise you on the most appropriate ground, under which you will have the defamatory YouTube video removed from the internet.

    What grounds would Google consider for removal of a defamatory YouTube video

    Google offers a number of grounds under which you may have defamatory YouTube videos removed. The grounds upon which Google will delete videos from YouTube are as follows:

    • Defamation: What constitutes defamation would widely vary in each country where the defamatory YouTube video is featured. In most cases, Google will require you to demonstrate that you have a good reputation in each of the countries that you are seeking to have the defamatory YouTube video removed from, as a pre-requisite to making a successful complaint about the defamatory YouTube video.
    • Trademark: The way you own a trademark would differ from country to country. In many countries, for example, there is a requirement to register a trademark before you can claim that it had been breached. In the United Kingdom, by contrast, the such requirement does not exist.
    • Counterfeit: If the defamatory YouTube video also features the presentation of counterfeit goods, you will be able to ask Google to take the defamatory YouTube video on that basis.
    • Data Protection: If the defamatory YouTube video contains private information about you or any information that is inaccurate, under English and European law, you will have a right to request that Google remove the YouTube video from European searches. It is often better to ask Google to remove a defamatory video on the grounds of data protection law than on grounds of defamation because under data protection laws, the video only needs to include inaccurate information about you, whilst under defamation law, if the information in the YouTube video is substantially true, Google might decline your request.
    • Breach of privacy: If the defamatory YouTube video infringes on your privacy by, for example, disclosing private information about you or about your family. This will often include videos that refer to your sexuality, your religion or to your skin colour.
    • Harassment: Often, defamatory videos on YouTube are posted with a view of causing the individual featuring in the video harassment and distress. Harassment can also be inferred from comments to defamatory YouTube videos and from the number of videos posted about the same individual or about people or matters relating to him or her. In many cases, truth is not a defence to harassment, so it might be easier to have a defamatory YouTube video removed from YouTube on the ground of harassment than on the ground of defamation.
  • Defamation restaurant review

    Defamation restaurant review

    Defamatory online review against a restaurant

    Restaurants are often susceptible for defamatory online reviews, which have the potential of bringing a successful restaurant business down to its knees.

    Who posts defamatory restaurant reviews

    What can a restaurant do to stop defamatory online reviews

    Is it possible to delete a defamatory online review against a restaurant

    Who posts defamatory restaurant reviews

    Defamatory online reviews against a restaurant are often likely to also be posted out of malice. There is a law against malicious falsehood, which states that if a false information is posted with the intention to cause harm to the business, the business, in this case, a restaurant, might sue for an injunction and damages.

    Most defamatory online reviews against restaurants are posted by competitors or on behalf of competitors. A smaller number of defamatory online reviews are posted by restaurant visitors who feel aggrieved by an alleged bad customer services which they feel had not been put right by the restaurant. Another group that posts defamatory online reviews against restaurant are former employees who feel disgruntled.

    There are also restaurant defamatory reviews that are posted for political reasons against opponents.

    What can a restaurant do to stop defamatory online reviews

    The first steps for a restaurant who has been hit with defamatory online review is to assess whether the restaurant can live and accept the continuance publication of the defamatory reviews. In some cases, the impact of a defamatory online review might be so low, that it would be hardly worthwhile for the restaurant to take any steps other than encouraging loyal and happy customers to post positive reviews.

    In other cases, where the impact of the defamatory online review is more significant, the restaurant needs to try and identify who the poster of the defamatory review is. This could be done by applying for a disclosure order from the operators of the review website.

    This should be done together with attempts to have the defamatory review removed or deleted from the site. If the restaurant wants to pursue legal action against the author of the defamatory review, they should consult lawyers who have expertise in the field and who can advise thoroughly on the matter, based on their experience.

    Is it possible to delete a defamatory online review against a restaurant

    In nearly all cases, it is possible to have defamatory online reviews against a restaurant deleted, regardless of whether the author of the defamatory review can be identified or traced. In many cases, it is also possible to deal with a number of defamatory online reviews at the same time, in order to save time and financial resources in having the defamatory online reviews deleted.

  • Delete fake Facebook Page

    A Fake Facebook Page is likely to cause companies substantial headache.

    First, Fake Facebook pages usually are created by disgruntled customers who go on a campaign with a single purpose of ruining the company’s reputation. They would often publish the Fake Facebook page to make it look like a legitimate consumer page, inviting other Facebook users to post about their own experience with the organisation.

    Getting Facebook to delete or remove a Fake Facebook page is often challenging and could be time consuming. Facebook is difficult for most people to get hold of which means the suffering business may find itself having to spend weeks and even months before either having the Fake Facebook page deleted or having to give up.

    There are various methods to persuade Facebook to delete a Fake Facebook page, particularly if the business affected is located in the UK. Our team has held dozens of UK businesses, large and small, to have fake Facebook pages deleted from the internet. Feel free to explore this topic here or if the matter is urgent for you to resolve, call us free today. Speak with an expert lawyer who will for sure know how to go about resolving the matter to ensure the fake Facebook page about your company is deleted by Facebook without further delay. 

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  • EU Privacy Lawyer

    Cohen Davis is a leading EU privacy law firm advising clients from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia on European privacy law. Our privacy law lawyers provide specialist Counsel advice on privacy law in legal documents, drafting privacy law contracts and agreement and providing support to UK and USA law firms in relation to EU privacy law matters concerning their clients. We help companies comply with EU privacy law obligations and to individual enforce their rights under European and UK privacy laws.
  • Getting disclosure from Google

    Getting disclosure from Google

    How to obtain disclosure from Google

    If you want to learn about how you might be able to obtain disclosure from Google about a Google user who uses any Google products to post defamation or harassing material about you or about your company on the internet, give us a call and we will help you.

    What disclosure can you obtain from Google

    How much does it cost to obtain a disclosure from Google

    How much does it cost to obtain a disclosure order from Google in California

    Does Google provide user’s information

    What disclosure can you obtain from Google

    You can obtain disclosure orders from Google in relation to users who use Google services such as Blogger, Google Plus, Google Maps and any other Google product or service. After nearly 10 years of obtaining disclosure orders against Google, we have pretty much streamlined our processes of obtaining a variety of disclosure orders in we can do this fairly quickly and cost effectively as well.

    How much does it cost to obtain a disclosure from Google

    We work together with Google's legal team, often on agreed terms for disclosure orders, which are in most cases also accepted by the courts in the UK as fully compliant with the requirements of the law. This means that in many cases, we can apply for a Google disclosure order without the need for the parties to attend court. This makes the entire process much more affordable for everyone.

    The precise cost of obtaining a Google disclosure order would often depend on the nature of and the amount of the ground work that we need to do prior to applying for the court order. The important thing is to be both, cost efficient and successful, so we determine the cost of each disclosure order, in accordance with the relevant information. We usually obtain the information that we need, during the initial consultation.

    How much does it cost to obtain a disclosure order from Google in California

    Depending on the circumstances of the matter at hand, we might advise you that the best venue to apply for a disclosure order against Google is California.

    Our associated attorneys in the California work on the same rate that we charge, so although the cost of obtaining a disclosure order from Google in California is sometimes slightly higher than the costs of a disclosure order in the UK, this isn't always the case and our associated attorneys will take care of you as good as we would.

    Does Google provide user’s information

    In nearly all cases, Google will provide identifying information about the users of Google services. In most cases Google’s lawyers would agree to the terms of a disclosure order as proposed by us, which means Google nearly always discloses to us users’ information in a speedy and helpful manner. Often the very process of obtaining a disclosure order from Google results in the deletion or the removal of the offending posts from Google services and from the internet altogether.

  • Harassment by a family member

    Harassment by a family member

    What to do if you are harassed by family

    Harassment is a pervasive issue that affects individuals from all walks of life, and unfortunately, it can also occur within the confines of one's own family. While we often associate harassment with strangers or those in positions of power, the reality is that it can happen in the most intimate and familiar of settings. In this article, we will explore the complex and sensitive topic of harassment by a family member. We will define what constitutes as harassment, examine the various forms it can take, and highlight the potential impact it can have on both the victim and the entire family unit. Additionally, we will discuss the steps one can take to address and prevent harassment within the family dynamic, as well as the resources available for support and intervention. By shedding light on this often overlooked and taboo subject, we hope to increase awareness and understanding of the issue, and ultimately, provide a guide for those who may be experiencing harassment by a family member.

    The impact on family members facing harassment by another member of the family

    Common cases of online harassment by family members

    How to Recognise the signs of harassment in the family

    What to do when ex-partner or husband is harassing you

    What to do if you are harassed by family members

    Why seek legal advice when dealing with family harassment

    The impact on family members facing harassment by another member of the family

    Being subjected to harassment by a family member can have profound and long-lasting effects on the other members of the family. The emotional toll of living in an environment where one member is constantly belittling, criticising, or engaging in abusive behaviour online or offline can be overwhelming. Family members may experience feelings of fear, anxiety, and helplessness as they navigate the complexities of the situation.

    The sense of trust and security within the family unit may be shattered, leading to strained relationships and a breakdown in communication. Additionally, witnessing the harassment of a loved one can create a sense of guilt, as family members may question if they could have done more to protect the victim. These emotional and psychological impacts can permeate every aspect of a family's life, leading to heightened stress levels, diminished well-being, and an overall negative impact on the family dynamics.

    Common cases of online harassment by family members

    Online harassment between family members can take various forms, often involving popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. In these cases, the harasser may use these platforms to target the victim with derogatory comments, threats, or offensive content, causing significant distress and emotional harm.

    Another common form of harassment is the posting of private information about the harassed individual, such as personal photos or sensitive details, with the intention of publicly humiliating or embarrassing them. Additionally, the harasser may take advantage of their connections within the family to incite other family members against the victim, further exacerbating the situation. Such instances of online harassment within a family context can erode trust, inflict emotional trauma, and disrupt healthy relationships, potentially leading to long-lasting damage within the family unit.

    How to Recognise the signs of harassment in the family

    In order to recognise the signs of harassment within your family, it is important to be attentive to certain behavioural patterns and interactions. Pay close attention to any instances where a family member consistently belittles, humiliates, or intimidates you either privately or in front of others. Also pay attention to excessive online posting by the harassing family members about you or about those who are close to you.

    Verbal or written abuse, such as insults, threats, or constant criticism, is a clear indicator of harassment. Additionally, be wary of any controlling behaviours, such as monitoring your every move, restricting your social interactions or following you on social media and responding you your moves. Physical aggression, such as hitting, pushing, or any form of violence, is an unmistakable sign of harassment within the family. It is also crucial to recognise that harassment can extend beyond direct actions, including isolation from support systems, manipulation, or financial control or writing letters to your employers, your clients or to other associates of yours. Trust your instincts and if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable in your family environment, reach out to a trusted professional or support network for guidance and assistance.

    What to do when ex-partner or husband is harassing you

    When experiencing harassment from an ex-partner or husband, it is imperative to take immediate action to ensure your safety and well-being. Document any instances of harassment, including dates, times, and specific details of the incidents. This evidence can be crucial in seeking legal protection or restraining orders. It is recommended to seek support from a professional, such as a lawyer specialising in harassment law.

    They can provide guidance on legal options and help you create a safety plan and a better future for yourself. Remember, you deserve to live free from harassment, online or offline and there are professionals available who can assist you in navigating this challenging situation.

    What to do if you are harassed by family members

    If you find yourself being harassed by a family member, it is crucial to take appropriate steps to protect yourself. One important measure is to refrain from engaging with the harasser. Responding to their actions or words may only escalate the situation further. Instead, consider seeking legal advice to understand your rights and options.

    Consulting with a lawyer who specialises in online or offline harassment within the family can provide valuable insights and guidance on how to address the situation legally. In some cases, involving the police may be necessary to ensure your safety. They can intervene and take appropriate action against the harasser. Additionally, in more severe cases, you may be able to seek a restraining order through a family court. This legal document can ensure that the harasser is legally prohibited from contacting, approaching you or stalking you on the internet. Remember, you have the right to live free from harassment, and seeking professional assistance can help you navigate this challenging situation effectively.

    Why seek legal advice when dealing with family harassment

    Seeking legal advice when dealing with harassment from family members provides several advantages. To start, every individual has rights protected by law, including personal safety and protection from harassment. Understanding these rights fully allows for their effective assertion. In various jurisdictions, laws surrounding familial harassment can be nuanced, and a legal expert can help clarify these nuances. Personal emotions, especially when family is involved, can cloud one's judgment, making it hard to see the bigger picture. A specialist harassment lawyer, being removed from the personal aspects of the situation, can provide clear and unbiased advice based purely on facts and legal standpoints. This objective perspective is invaluable. When considering legal proceedings, they heavily depend on evidence. This evidence can range from texts and emails to voice recordings and eyewitness testimonies. Specialist and experienced harassment lawyers understand what's considered admissible evidence and can guide on proper documentation techniques, ensuring that evidence is legally and effectively collected.

    Beyond traditional legal measures like restraining orders or an injunction, there might be other options like suing for damages in civil court or seeking the support of a family court or the police. Each option has its own set of consequences and processes, and a specialist harassment lawyer can navigate these based on the circumstances. Furthermore, if a victim stands up to a harasser, there's potential for retaliation. Lawyers can advise on protective measures to prevent or address such retaliations. Facing harassment, especially from family, is emotionally taxing. The peace of mind that comes from knowing a professional is handling the legal aspects can significantly alleviate stress. This mental relief can further allow victims to focus on their own emotional well-being and recovery. Lastly, taking the correct legal steps sets clear boundaries, deterring future harassment. A legally sound decision reduces ambiguities, making it clear which behaviours are unacceptable and the consequences of such actions. Tailored legal advice remains indispensable when dealing with such challenging family situations. When dealing with family harassment, it is essential to seek legal advice from a specialist harassment lawyer.

    Our  lawyers have specific expertise in handling harassment cases and can provide invaluable support throughout the process. They have a deep understanding of the legal framework surrounding harassment and the internet and can guide you on the appropriate legal actions to take. A specialist harassment lawyer can assess the situation objectively, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have a solid case if legal action becomes necessary. They can also help you gather evidence, navigate complex legal procedures, and represent your interests in court if needed.

    By seeking the assistance of a specialist harassment solicitor, you can ensure that your case is handled professionally and increase the chances of securing a favourable outcome. Experiencing harassment from a family member can be a deeply traumatic and isolating experience. It is important to remember that you are not alone and there are resources and support available to you. Seek out trusted friends or family members, reach out to a solicitor who specialises in this area of law. You deserve to feel safe and respected in your own family, and taking steps towards addressing the situation is a brave and necessary step towards healing. Remember to prioritise your well-being and never hesitate to seek help.

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  • Harassment on social media

    Harassment on social media

    How to stop harassment on social media

    Harassment on social media could land, unexpectedly, on the unsuspected victim, regardless of whether the victim is a regular user of social media user

    How many posts on social media are considered harassment

    What types of posts on social media might be considered harassment

    How to successfully deal with harassment on social media

     

    How many posts on social media are considered harassment

    There is no single role as to how many posts on social media are considered harassment. Harassment on social media may take different shapes and forms. The harassing posts might not necessarily be frequent. They could be sporadic. In one case that this firm has successfully handled, the posting of the harassing posts took place only once a year, very close to a significant date to the victim.

    In many other cases the harasser has only made a single post, which then simply stayed on the internet for many years. Whilst the legal definition of harassmentrequires the harasser to harass the victim on more than one occasion, the courts have accepted that a single post on social media could would fit with the legal definition of harassment because the viewing of it by members of the public and/or by the victim is likely to be recurring. A single post on social media can, therefore, be enough to substantiate a legal case for harassment.

    What types of posts on social media might be considered harassment

    There are many different types of posts that may be considered harassing. These may include images, text, videos, names of URLs and pay per click advertising. The types of posts on social media that might be considered harassment is unlimited. By way of example, a case for harassment on social media could be made in the following circumstances:

    • where the harasser publishes images or videos of the victim, or make threats to publish
    • where the harasser is blackmailing the victim on social media where the harasser posts false allegations on social media in order to cause the victim to feel harassed and distressed
    • where the harasser posts true information about the victim on social media in a way, or for the purpose of causing the victim to feel harassed and distressed
    • where the harasser doxes the victim or participates in doxing activities against the victim, often on gossip websites. Read more about what to do if you have become victim of doxing 
    • where the harasser begins to harass people who are close to the victim, such as members of family, friends, business associates or employers. Read more about indirect harassment
    • where the harasser posts personal data about the victim or private information or information to which the victim had an expectation to remain private. You can read more on harassment and breach of privacy
    • where the harasser directs their harassing posts towards a director or another officer of a company in order to cause the victim distress
    • where the harasser repeatedly posts true or untrue information which is concerning the victim, and which is intending to harass the victim, either on a single social media platform or on multiple platforms.

    How to successfully deal with harassment on social media

    Because there are different types of harassment on social media, and because each victim of harassment experiences the harassment in a different way, there is no one answer to the question of how to deal with harassment on social media. Different circumstances would require different approach towards  social media harassment.

    It is helpful to understand who the harasser is and what is their motivation in harassing their victim. In some cases, reporting harassment to the policecould resolve the matter, but those cases, unfortunately, are very rare and they often depend on the police force and how helpful the police are in handling social media harassment.

    Before forming a strategy on how to deal with harassment on social media, many victims of harassment choose to first speak to someone independent who is not emotionally involved with their harassing experience, and who will listen to the victim, objectively assess the evidence and use a wealth of experience to advise on the best strategy to bring the harassment on social media to an end.

    This could be a charitable organisation who supports victims of harassment or a solicitor who is specialising in successfully making heavy campaigns of harassment go way. We offer a fixed fee consultation, which may last for as long as you need, to give you the initial advice that you may need, and which often signals the beginning of the end of the harassment campaign against you. 

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    Harassment solicitor

    Award winning expert harassment solicitors 

    We are an award winning expert harassment solicitors. Online harassment takes many forms and can go on for as long as the harasser wishes the harassment to continue, unless the harasser is stopped. Our online harassment solicitors specialise in identifying online harassers, terminating their online harassment campaign and bringing them to justice.

    Complex harassment cases

    Harassment solicitors with experience

    Complex harassment cases

    Our firm is well known for taking on, and for winning complex online harassment cases, which are often highly challenging. Nothing gives us more pleasure than experiencing the moment where a client we look after receives his or her long awaited apology from their online harasser or internet troll, often together with a sum of money in damages and a long term injunction.

    Our expert harassment solicitors and the entire support team are absolutely passionate about pursuing online harassers and internet trolls all the way to the courts, both the civil and the criminal courts.

    If you are unsure whether you are being harassed online, please call us right now.

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    Harassment solicitor with experience

    Our harassment solicitors are highly experienced in handling difficult online harassment matters and will be very helpful and understanding, and this is a promise. There are some reported case studies on this website containing examples of how our harassment solicitors brought to a successful end to a long term online harassment campaigns. However, the vast majority of the cases we handle are never reported because upon our clients' request we are able to anonymise them completely within any legal proceedings.

    Examples of reported cases of online harassment that our lawyers have handled can be found here: Law Society GazetteEvening StandardThe Guardian,  The Daily Mirror and The Daily Mail.

    If you suffer from harassment online, and want to put a stop to it, please obtain professional legal advice and speak to a specialist harassment solicitor. Call us right now on 0207 183 4123. Your call will be answered by our super friendly legal support team who will assist you in whichever way they can. You wil be able to discuss your case with an expert harassment solicitor who has at least 20 years experience with handling online harassment cases. 

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    Help with online harassment

    How can victims of online harassment win back freedom

    If you experience online harassment or harassment through electronic communications, have asked the police to for help, you will most likely been told by the police that there is little, or nothing at all, they can do to the help you.

    What drives harassers to continue harassing their victims

    Support network for harassment victims

    What drives harassers to continue harassing their victims

    Some online harassment cases are lasting for years and can only be stopped by a decisive action on your part, with or without the support of the police. People who commit online harassment or harassing through other electronic communications, such as email, WhatsApp and text messages are often conniving and manipulative individuals who have become obsessed with you and whose harassing activities of you have become an integral part of their day-to-day life.

    In many cases the long-term stalking or harassment have become a habit, or a way of life for the harasser who strive upon the fear and anxiety of their victim. This habit needs to be broken by an introduction of a game changer for the harasser and by showing him or her that you are not fearful of them.

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    Support network for harassment victims

    Our firm has a long history and an impressive success record in supporting victims of some of the most challenging online harassment cases. Some of our clients have suffered from harassment for decades before we became involved in their case by providing them with the legal and emotional help and support that would be needed before they could finally win the battle against their harasser.

    Other than the legal expertise in successfully dealing with a variety of online harassment cases, over the years, we have created a support network, independent of our law firm, of former clients of this firm who volunteer to provide friendly emotional support for our current clients. If you need help with online harassment, we are here for you.

    Whether you just want to read those pages and to learn and understand how you can win over your online harasser or whether you want to speak to an experience harassment lawyer to take initial legal advice our friendly team is here to help.

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  • How to remove defamatory statement from Google

    How to remove defamatory statement from Google

    How to remove defamatory statements from Google

    The law in England provides victims of defamation with various avenues to remove defamatory statements from Google searches. The law of libel defamation is the most obvious one, but it has its own limitations.

    Using libel law to remove defamation from Google

    Can you obtain a defamation injunction in England

    How long does it take for a defamation case in England to complete

    What other method are available to remove defamation from Google searches

    Using libel law to remove defamation from Google

    You can use libel law to remove defamation from Google searches. However, using libel law to remove defamation has some limitations. The most common limitation on using defamation law to remove defamatory statements from Google is the time and the cost that it might take to prove defamation through the courts. This could mean that the defamation might stay on Google search engine for as long that your defamation court case is going on.

    Can you obtain a defamation injunction in England

    You can obtain a defamation injunction in England but there is a rule that says that, in nearly all cases, the court will not grant you a defamation injunction until you win your court case. The intention behind this rule is to protect free speech and to ensure that defamation legal proceedings are not being used to silence the press. The idea behind the rule that the court will not grant an injunction before you won your defamation case, despite the unfairness this rule seems to create, is that there is a price for defamation that the court can put on at the end of the case, which would compensate you if you won your defamation case. The price comes in forms of financial damages and vindications, such as an apology.

    How long does it take for a defamation case in England to complete

    Many defamation cases in England can last for up to 2 years, which relative to other jurisdictions, isn't terribly long but if you are being defamed, wating for that long for an injunction is far too long. Many defamation cases, however, will be concluded in the same year they started and the vast majority of defamation cases, will be settled within weeks or months from when they start. The time it might take to win a contested defamation case, means that if it is urgent for you to have defamation removed from Google searches, starting a defamation case might not be the best way to achieve your objective.

    How long do you have to bring a defamation case in England

    There is a limitation period for defamation cases in England. The limitation period is 12 months from the first day of the publication of the defamatory post. However, unlike the case in some other jurisdictions, the 12 months limitation period in England, is not set in stone and it is possible to apply to the court, under special circumstances, for a dispensation from the 12 months defamation limitation period. If your case is outside the limitation period, taking legal action for defamation, in order to have defamatory posts removed form Google searches, might be unhelpful. You might file for a defamation claim and lose your case on the basis that your have filed outside of the limitation period. Losing a defamation case, even if the case is lost on technicality, would make it harder for you to remove the defamation from Google.

    What other method are available to remove defamation from Google searches

    There are other legal methods to help you remove defamatory links from Google searches. These may include data protection law, privacy law and harassment law. Under data protection law, the publication that you wish to have removed, only needs to be inaccurate or incorrect, rather than false, as the case is under defamation. You might want to explore these options before you commence legal proceedings for defamation.

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  • Internet harassment legal advice

    Our harassment solicitors specialise in harassment cases which are particularly challenging. Details of many of the harassment cases that our lawyers have been involved in, will never be published, for obvious reasons. When they do get published, often we make sure that the court anonymises our client’s name and other details from which our client could be identified.

    Below is a selection of harassment case that our team of harassment lawyers has brought on behalf of our clients. Many of the cases are of at least some notoriety because either the circumstances of the harassment were as such that never seen by the courts before, or because we needed the judges to create a precedent due to the unique nature of the harassment that our client was facing.

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  • Internet Law

    Cohen Davis is the first Internet Law legal firm in the UK. Founded as a niche practice by Yair Cohen, the focus of the firm is on Internet Law related cases, and particularly on cases which are highly challenging in terms of either evidence or fact related complexity. Internet Law is a term, which describes different traditional laws and their unique application to the internet.

    Often, this will include, harassment law, defamation law, personal injury law, criminal law (both defence and prosecution), trademark law, privacy law, breach of data and data protection law and other areas of law which have a bearing on how we use the internet.

    Traditionally, in the UK, Internet Law has not been recognised as a separate category of law by the Law Society but it is hoped that in the future, Internet Law will receive the recognition it deserves, particularly as it touches almost every individual in the UK on a daily basis.

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    Internet lawyers UK

    Internet law expert lawyer in the UK

    We are the first internet lawyers in the UK. Our law firm specialises exclusively in internet law related legal issues and we serve clients from all over the world. Most of our our international work is being referred to us by US, Canadian and European local attorneys, with whom we have been working in close contact for over 20 years. 

    Legal representation in the UK

    Domesticating foreign court orders in the UK

    Ensuring website compliance with UK laws

    Carrying out website independent audits

    Legal representation in the UK

    We represent international clients in all the UK related internet law matters. We act for many US based license in cases of litigation, harassment, defamation and breach of privacy. We also act for foreign companies in the UK in relation to data protection compliance and breaches, regulatory issues, disclosure order applications and trademarks.

    Domesticating foreign court orders in the UK

    We assist international clients in domesticating court orders in the UK and in the service of court and other legal orders via the Hague Convention. 

    Ensuring website compliance with UK laws

    We provide website compliance services, which include advising foreign websites on compliance matters in the UK. We help clarify the legal position of foreign companies who operate websites which target UK customers, advise on online marketing and advertising legal related matters, competition law, trading standards, and intellectual property issues.

    Carrying out website independent audits

    To avoid getting into trouble with the authorities in the UK, or if your website has been accused of systematic wrongdoing, we offer a website audit service which to provide independent audit which are aimed to provide an accurate analysis of issues pertaining to legal compliance aspects of websites and to the way the website is being used and utilised by members of the public.

    During the website audit we review existing systems, processes and practices and whenever there is a need, suggest improvements and alternatives. A professional website audit, which is carried out by a reputable law firm, is likely to help the website operators improve delivery of services, deflect negative PR and demonstrate to the press to the public and to the authorities, a real desire by the website operators to learn important lessons and to move on in a positive manner.

  • Internet trolling solicitor

    We provide legal help for people from all walks of life with these serious online trolling matters and many people have suffered for many years and were at their wit's end because their cases were too complex for others, before finding us. Undeterred by, and experienced with large and complex cases, that may involve the removal of thousands of unbreakable chains of harassing trolling web pages or the obtaining of injunctions via social media, Cohen Davis will do what they need to do to help you move on with your life. We also work with the top internet lawyers in the US, so this allows for swift assistance, if necessary. We know what to do and you will feel fortified when you call us: 0800-612-7211.
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  • Legal advice for influencers

    Legal advice for influencers

    Legal advice for social media influencers 

    As the very first internet law specialist lawyers in the UK, we have grown and developed together with social media and have a unique understanding of how the internet really works from the back stage. From the very early days of influencers appearing on the internet we have been providing legal advice for influencers on a variety of issues, uniquely relevant to them.

    At what point in their career should influencers take legal advice

    Legal advice on commercial agreements between influencers and brands

    Legal advice to protect influencers intellectual property rights

    Legal advice on merger and acquisition of social media accounts

    Why so many influencers choose Cohen Davis as their lawyers

    At what point in their career should influencers take legal advice

    Becoming an influencer is often a career, people hadn’t deliberately chosen to pursue. Many of those who become influencers, are following their pursuit of a hobby or a passion and this pursuit, over time becomes a full-time job, or in some cases, an entrepreneurship enterprise. In recent years, there are more influencers who set themselves out to become influencers.

    They follow a marketing process which involves the setting themselves out as influencers from day one. Those who became an unintended influencer often seek legal advice at a much later stage later and only where they feel that there is a pressing legal issue for them to resolve.

    At the same time, other influencers come to speak to us at a much earlier stage where they seek legal advice specific to legal issues concerning influencers but also general commercial advice, which would ensure that they are set to go in the most efficient and profitable way, which is right for them, for potential sponsors and advertisers and for their social media followers. In our experience, there huge value for influencers and for aspiring in taking legal advice as early as possible and before there are urgent legal issues to handle or resolve. Building up a relationship between the influencer and their legal advisor could pay off massively in the long term.

    Legal advice on commercial agreements between influencers and brands

    At the heart of a self-efficient, successful and profitable influencer are the commercial relationships between the influencer and various brands. In some cases, those relationships begin informally, or through a third party but a successful influencer will very rapidly want to see their relationships with the brand developing and being formalised.

    Having formal commercial relationships between the influencer and the brands, helps secure the arrangement, ensure that the influencer is being farilyu remunerated and helps to being on board other brands. Our expert lawyers give specialist legal advice and help draft and formalise sponsorship agreements between influencers and the sponsoring brands.

    Legal advice to protect influencers intellectual property rights

    In too many cases, influencers pay too little attention to intellectual property rights. An influencer’s intellectual property rights often include a trading name, or a name which the influencer is know by on social media, the influencer’s real name, phrases and concepts that the influencer has created and other unique features to the influencer, which may need to be protected in order to avoid being copied, misused or stolen by others.

    At the heart of an influencer’s strategy, we recommend to have a web of intellectual property rights, which includes not just concepts, names and ideas that are currently used by the influencer, but also ones that the influencer is intending to use in the future as well as registration of trademarks that are simply intended to prevent others from using particular words and phrases to promote themselves.

    Legal advice on merger and acquisition of social media accounts

    Influencers who develop a vibrant and growing business might wish, at one point, like any other business owner, to buy other influencers’ accounts, to merge their business with another or to sell out. Some influencers create a number of brands, which they hold under a one company and which they operate as separate social media accounts.

    Those kind of influencers constantly develop new niches of interest which they then promote to a segmented section of social media users. It is not uncommon for influencers of this kind to become attractive for larger media or social media outlet who may wish to buy them or to merge with them in order to create a larger operation under a single point of management.

    Our lawyers have extensive experience in providing legal advice to influencers on helping to buy, merge and acquire influencers’ businesses. We have worked on the mergers of some of the largest influencers’ businesses in the world and we can move fast to help create a legal merger between two or more influences’ businesses.

    Why so many influencers choose Cohen Davis as their lawyers

    Our lawyers have been providing internet law related legal advice longer than anyone else in the UK. Being a niche law firm, we understand how the internet works, including in particular online marketing, social media and different social media platforms.

    As a niche law firm, our charges are far lower than what you might be asked to pay with some of the larger law firms. We tend to do things faster and with a greater degree of accuracy, often at a fraction of the cost that you might be expecting to pay elsewhere.

  • Legal liability of website operators in the UK

    Legal liability of website operators

    Expert legal support for website operators

    Let us help you to smoothly manage your website, online store, membership area or online discussion forum by securing all the legal stuff, terms and conditions, users' policies and GDPR.

    Why do website operations may require legal support

    What is the legal liability of website operators

    What legal support is available for website operators

    What are the most common legal risks for website operators in the UK

    Why do website operations may require legal support

    Depending on the type of website that you operate, there are always short-term and long-term legal liability that may arise in the near or in the distant future. As a website operator, you might be expose to legal claims that could be avoided, provided to ensure that you have in place all the legal protections that could possible put in place from the outset.

    What is the legal liability of website operators

     Often, potential legal liability of website operators is obvious and apparent for any lawyer who considers a website and who understand the nature of online business that their client is carrying out. In other cases, the legal  liabilities of the website operator might not be so apparent even to a lawyer unless the lawyer is an expert and very experience in providing legal support to website operators.

    The most practical way for you, as an operator of a website or an internet forum in the UK, to protect your position is to know what your rights and obligations are. Yes, there is plenty of information on the internet which you can read but much of it (we are told by our clients) is either too general or too detailed for you to be sure of your true legal position.

    What legal support is available for website operators

    To keep things simple but safe we invite you to call us today and to speak with one of our expert internet lawyer in a consultation dedicated to you and to your business. There are only 3 or 4 law firms in the UK which genuinely specialises in internet law and which are able to offer you a long term relationship of trust coupled with outstanding legal advice and support.

    As an operator of an online forum or a review website you are likely to need to have a good understanding of your rights and obligations in relation to defamation, data protection and privacy laws. You are likely to benefit from advice on drafting the most appropriate legal documents for your website, which include privacy policies, website terms and conditions and often users’ agreements and a code of conduct for your forum.

    What are the most common legal risks for website operators in the UK

    The most common legal risks for website operators in the UK are in relation to law suits that involve breach of privacy, breach of GDPR and data protection laws, breach of trademarks, breach of contract and from other consumer law related matters.

    We will, as a matter of course, advise you on trademarks for your online business and will carry out international trademark searches to ensure you are safe. We will check if you are compliant with data protection laws and particularly where your users’ data is stored and whether this is compliant with EU data protection laws. We will further advise on defamation, privacy and other legal issues which you are likely to encounter as an operator of an online forum or legal advice about a review website.

    Most importantly, however, once we speak with you in a consultation and have an understanding of your business and your passions, you will establish a relationship with us which means we will always be there to help and support you on short notice.

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  • Newspaper article defamation

    Newspaper article defamation

    Legal help with newspaper article defamation

    Defamation of character is a serious issue, and it is especially concerning when it is printed in a newspaper and then replicated online. Defamation occurs when an individual or entity makes a false statement about a person which damages their reputation. When it appears in print and then followed up with an online publication, it can have an even more damaging effect.

    How does a defamatory newspaper article spread?

    Sharing defamatory news articles

    Do newspapers deliberately defame people in published articles?

    What to do if you discover a defamatory news article about you

    What is the best way to have defamation removed from a newspaper article

    How to convince a news editor to remove defamation from a news article

    How does a defamatory newspaper article spread?

    When a newspaper prints a false statement about a person, it not only affects that person’s reputation, but it can also have a devastating effect on their career, relationships, and personal life. In some cases, it can even lead to financial losses, such as when businesses are damaged by false information printed in a newspaper. The dissemination of defamatory stories in the media can often be rapid and far-reaching. When a story is published in one newspaper, it has the potential to be picked up and shared by many other outlets.

    Once a defamatory story is published in a newspaper, it often quickly spreads to other news outlets. This is due to the ease of sharing and the prevalence of media outlets sharing stories on social media and other digital platforms. As more outlets pick up the story, it can quickly gain a larger audience and become more widely spread. This is especially true if the story is sensational or if it contains information that is not easily verifiable. In such cases, the story may be picked up by other outlets without adequate fact-checking, leading to the further spread of the story

    Sharing defamatory news articles

    Often, the story will be shared without proper verification or additional context, which can lead to further misinterpretations and exaggerations. In such cases, it is important to consider the source and accuracy of the story in question before it is shared with a larger audience. As the speed and reach of information sharing increases, it is important for news outlets to be extra vigilant in verifying their sources and making sure the stories they share are accurate and fact-checked. However as this does not always happen, newspaper articles often contain defamation.

    Do newspapers deliberately defame people in published articles?

    Not really, at least not reputable newspapers. Defamatory articles in newspapers are often the result of poor journalism. Poor journalism can include a lack of fact-checking, the omission of key information, or a bias in the reporting. All of these factors can lead to a defamatory article. Additionally, poor journalism can also include a lack of thoroughness in the research conducted which can lead to incorrect or misleading information.

    Poor journalism can also be the result of a lack of understanding of the issues being reported on or a lack of consideration for the consequences of the article. In conclusion, it is important for journalists to ensure accuracy, fairness, and thoroughness in their reporting in order to avoid publishing defamatory articles. Poor journalism can be defined as failing to adhere to ethical standards, conducting inadequate research, or not considering the truthfulness of a story. Poor journalism can lead to articles that are inaccurate, incomplete, biased, or deliberately false.

    When these articles contain defamatory content, they can cause harm to an individual’s reputation or standing within the community. This is why it is essential for journalists to practice ethical journalism and follow the guidelines of reputable news outlets. These include verifying sources, using multiple sources to corroborate facts, using facts in context, and providing a balanced view of the story.

    What to do if you discover a defamatory news article about you

    If you find a newspaper article that you believe is defamatory towards you, contact a specialist defamation lawyer as soon as possible. Your defamation lawyer will advise you on the best course of action, such as filing a lawsuit or sending a cease and desist letter. You may also be able to contact the newspaper and demand a retraction or correction of the story.

    Depending on the specific circumstances, potential remedies for defamation in newspaper articles can include a right to sue for damages and/or an injunction preventing further publication of the false statement. If a libel suit is successful, then the defendant may be ordered to pay the plaintiff damages and/or may be ordered to provide a retraction of the false statement.

    What is the best way to have defamation removed from a newspaper article?

    Newspapers have a responsibility to report on matters of public interest in an accurate, fair, and balanced manner. In the case of a story involving a person who has been defamed, the newspaper must take extra care to ensure the reporting is impartial and free from any form of defamation. It is important for the newspaper to seek comment from the relevant parties, and to review all material carefully before publishing. It is essential that the newspaper's reporting is factual and does not unfairly damage the reputation of the people involved.

    Ultimately, it is in the best interests of both the newspaper and the persons concerned that any reporting is fair and not defamatory. Reaching a settlement in a defamation case against a newspaper is possible when both parties involved are willing to compromise. The newspaper may want to publish a story, but the defamed person may want the reporting to be fair and not defamatory. In such cases, both parties can come to a settlement agreement that takes into account the interests of both. In many cases, news editors may come to a compromise when presented with a news article that is potentially defamatory.

    This can involve editing or replacing the content with a more acceptable version that is still consistent with the truth. It is important to show to the editor that the general accuracy or newsworthiness of the article will not be compromised and that any changes made do not compromise the integrity of the story. Furthermore, it is important to ensure that the changes are made in a timely manner, as delayed or inadequate changes can lead to further potential legal issues. A compromise between the editor and the writer can be a beneficial solution to an otherwise difficult situation.

    How to convince a news editor to remove defamation from a news article

    Negotiating a settlement for newspaper article defamation can be a difficult process, especially when the damages are substantial. The injured party must provide evidence of the defamatory statement being false, and the degree of harm done to their reputation. The settlement should cover both economic damages such as lost wages and non-economic damages such as humiliation and emotional distress. Both parties should be willing to negotiate and come to an agreement that both feel is fair and reasonable.

    The settlement may also include a statement from the newspaper retracting the statement and an agreement for them to not publish any similar statements in the future. With the help of a professional negotiator, it may be possible to come to a resolution that will meet the needs of both parties and get the issue resolved quickly and efficiently. Our legal team is prepared to negotiate a settlement with the news editor to ensure that the defamatory elements of the news article are removed. We understand the importance of protecting our client's reputation and are committed to taking all necessary steps to ensure that this is accomplished.

    Our lawyers will discuss with you potential remedies and strategies to ensure that the defamatory article is amended in a timely manner. We are confident that through negotiation and collaboration, our clients stand the highest likelihood of success in having defamation removed from news articles in a cost-effective way. In many cases, an agreement can be reached that preserves our client's reputation and meets the standards of fairness and accuracy.

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  • Norwich Pharmacal Order

    Norwich Pharmacal Order

    How to obtain a social media Norwich Pharmacal Order

    The objective of obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal Order in the context of internet and social media law is often to facilitate the removal of the defamatory reviews or posts from social media platforms.

    Social media Norwich Pharmacal Order

    How to obtain a social media Norwich Pharmacal Order

    What to do after you obtain a Norwich Pharmacal Order

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    Social media Norwich Pharmacal Order

    Often Google online reviews which are posted by an anonymous Google user, are both, defamatory and maliciously false. In some cases, there will be a large number of anonymous Google online reviews, not all of which are defamatory on the face of it. However, the negative Google reviews, which fall short of being defamatory when standing on their own, when considered together with the defamatory ones, might also be considered defamatory if they are found the be part of the same ongoing online reputation attack against the business. Sometimes the context and the innuendo of an online review could create a defamatory meaning when considered as a whole, in the wider context.

    For this reason, you can obtain a Norwich Pharmacal Order even for reviews that contain one star, or which contain comments which are negative but are not necessarily defamatory, but which you suspect had been posted by the same anonymous Google user.

    How to obtain a social media Norwich Pharmacal Order

    Our unique process for obtaining a speedy Norwich Pharmacal Order starts with communication with Google with requests to assist us in obtaining information about the Google user/s who posted the defamatory and the other negative online reviews. At the same time, we send Google an approved draft disclosure order and will request Google to remove the reviews and perhaps to notify the Google user that we are in the process of identifying them.

    This will send a clear message to the reviewer of our intention and from our experience, this is often sufficient to prompt Google and the reviewer to remove the defamatory review. Otherwise, we will continue with our application to the court for a Norwich Pharmacal Order.

    What to do after you obtain a Norwich Pharmacal Order

    If the disclosure order reveals defunct information, we will proceed to apply for a default judgment against “persons unknown” which, if successful, will mean that Google will have to remove the defamatory reviews if they haven't already done so.

    If, on the other hand, the Norwich Pharmacal Order reveals the identity of real individuals, we will consult with our client and together decide as to the next step, depending on who the reviewer is and what is the motivation behind their posts. It is very rare that we end up having to pursue an individual reviewer all the way to the court as matters nearly always tend to get resolved earlier.

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  • Online harassment cases

    Online harassment cases

    Online harassment cases in the UK

    Examples of cases of online harassment in the UK

    Reported online harassment cases

    Difficult cases of online harassment

    Examples of cases of online harassment in the UK

    Our lawyers have been successfully handling cases of online harassment for nearly 25 years. Whilst the majority of the work that we now do is claimant, or plaintiff work, all our harassment lawyers have spent their early days in the law as criminal defence litigators and as such have met with many online stalkers and harassers and have acquired a good understanding of what motivates or drives them to commit the horrendous crime of harassment. Our approach to harassment cases is always strategic and is determined on a case by case basis together with a significant input from our clients.

    Reported online harassment cases

    Whilst most of the online harassment cases that we are involved with are never reported due to the potential harm to our client, there are many harassment victims who want to speak out and share their experiences with others. When helping our client choose a media platform, we take extra care to ensure that their story is being told in the most dignified and respectful way.

    Difficult cases of online harassment

    Many of the online harassment cases that we handle are difficult and complex. In many cases, these are cases that have already been rejected by other lawyers, not necessarily because of lack of merit but because of the cost and the complexity that such cases tend to demand. Our lawyers always try to find a solution that works for our client.

    We have developed an electronic system that makes it much easier for us to handle large amount of data, emails and correspondence and in many cases, we can work out a payment system that works out for us and for our client.

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  • Online review defamation

    Online review defamation

    False and defamatory online reviews legal advice

    Online review defamation tends to have a disproportionate and a significant impact on small and medium size businesses. But large businesses are affected too. This is particularly true when it comes to the hospitality and the services sectors.

    Our extensive experience in assisting companies who face online reviews with defamation, tells us that defamation on online review websites isn’t a simple nuisance that can be ignored and that when significant defamatory campaigns are left online, they can certainly create a short and a medium-term financial impact on most hospitality and services orientated business.

    Because we are specialists with over 25 years of experience in internet law, we probably know more than any other law firm in the UK about defamation on online reviews and we have, over the years, developed a number of creative and effective ways to help businesses of all sizes develop a winning online review strategic approach.

  • Online Trolling

    Online trolling, in all its variations, is one of the most pervasive forms of online harassment and many of our clients in the public eye and/or use social media accounts for their career have been the targets of these widespread inflammatory, hate-filled trolling campaigns of harassment. Cohen Davis are here to help: 0800 612 7211. We are passionate about assisting targets of online trolling, with getting their freedom back and you will feel this, when you call us.
  • Online trolling legal help

    If you are in the public eye, you may feel that you do not want to feed the trolls and draw attention to your online trolling experience and give the trolls what they are seeking. You may also feel that you need legal help, despite this advice but may be worried about exposure, or a legal case being too convoluted and attract unwanted attention. There are many reasons why targets of online trolling do not seek legal help but you may want to. Call us, confidentially on 0800 612 7211. We will work quickly, with privacy protection and obtain anonymity orders for you.
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  • Police station representation internet crime

    Police station representation

    Police station accredited representatives for internet and cyber-related crimes

    Being arrested for an internet-related crime can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience, especially as the law surrounding the internet and digital technologies is still in its infancy. It is therefore essential that you are represented by a solicitor who has a thorough understanding of internet law and unfortunately, there are only a few lawyers who fit this description in the UK.

    Why call an expert internet lawyer when you get arrested

    Are the solicitors qualified to represent clients at the police station in internet-related crime cases

    Experienced police station representatives who specialise in internet law and online crimes

    Understanding of the legal complexities surrounding internet-related crimes

    High-quality legal representation for internet-related crimes

    How do we protect our clients' rights at the police station

    Do you offer police station representation under legal aid

    Why call an expert internet lawyer when you get arrested

    Your solicitor should be an expert in the field and be able to provide advice and guidance on the legal implications of your case, as well as any potential defences that may be available to you. They can also advise you on the practical steps you need to take to ensure the best possible outcome. In addition to this, they should also be able to understand the reputational implication of your arrest and safeguard your legal and reputational position. The consequences of being charged by the police can be severe, ranging from reputational damage to long-term imprisonment. In such a situation, it is essential to have legal representation that is well-versed in internet law and can provide expert guidance and representation to protect your rights and interests.

    Cohen Davis solicitors is a London, Essex and Leeds -based law firm which covers the entire UK and that has gained a reputation for being exceptional in handling cases related to online crimes, including cyber-stalking, hacking, fraud, and other internet-related offences. Our police station legal advice team is made up of highly experienced solicitors, all of whom are seasoned professionals who possess the necessary expertise and skill needed to tackle the complexities of internet law. They ensure every client receives a personalised approach when it comes to police station representation, with dedicated and thorough guidance throughout the case. Furthermore, they provide an initial consultation at affordable rates for clients. With decades of combined experience, our lawyers have achieved outstanding results in handling high-level cases for individuals and businesses.

    Are the solicitors qualified to represent clients at the police station in internet-related crime cases

    Yes. All our police station legal representatives and advisors are fully qualified and with at least 20 years of experience in representing clients at the police station. At Cohen Davis, we understand that being arrested for an internet-related crime can be a daunting experience. However, our team has the necessary experience and expertise to provide top-notch police station representation in cases involving online harassment, internet fraud, internet blackmail, and communication offences. With our comprehensive knowledge of the legal issues that arise in cases of this nature, we can provide the best possible guidance to clients throughout the entire legal process.

    Our team has successfully represented clients in internet-related crime cases, both defending and prosecuting and we are committed to leveraging our skills and expertise to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome. When you choose Cohen Davis for your police station representation needs, you can be confident that you will have a team on your side that is dedicated to fighting for your rights and protecting your best interests.

    Experienced police station representatives who specialise in internet law and online crimes

    At Cohen Davis, we have a proven track record of success in securing positive outcomes for clients who have sought police station representation for internet-related offences such as online harassment, internet fraud, internet blackmail, and communication offences. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers understands the complexities of these cases and the potential impact they can have on our clients' lives. With years of experience in criminal defence, we have developed a thorough understanding of how the legal system works and how to build strong cases to protect our clients' rights. We work diligently to protect our clients' interests at every stage of the process, from the initial police interview to court proceedings. When it comes to police station representation, you can count on Cohen Davis to provide you with effective legal representation and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

    Understanding the legal complexities surrounding internet-related crimes

    Choosing the right legal representation for police station representation in cases of internet-related crimes is crucial for safeguarding your rights and minimising the potential impact on your life. At Cohen Davis, we have a thorough understanding of the legal complexities surrounding internet-related crimes, including online harassment, internet fraud, internet blackmail, and communication offences.

    Our solicitors and police station-accredited representatives have experience representing clients in a wide range of cases related to online activity, and we are well-equipped to navigate the intricacies of these cases within the legal system. We work tirelessly to protect our clients' interests and reputations, whether through negotiations with law enforcement, representation in court hearings or trials, or providing legal guidance throughout the investigation and prosecution process. Our team of experienced lawyers understands the high stakes associated with these types of cases, and we have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.

    We pride ourselves on our ability to provide zealous advocacy while ensuring that our clients' rights are fully protected throughout the entire legal process. If you are facing charges related to an internet-related crime, it is essential to seek out the best possible legal representation. At Cohen Davis, we are committed to providing top-notch representation and helping our clients navigate these challenging legal waters.

    High-quality legal representation for internet-related crimes

    At Cohen Davis, we take pride in our personalised approach to each case involving our clients' arrests, which ensures that we tailor our strategies to the unique circumstances of each client. When it comes to police station representation for internet-related crimes, we understand the importance of prompt and effective intervention to minimise the impact of these charges on our clients.

    Our team of experienced lawyers provides expert advice and guidance from the moment you contact us, through to the resolution of your case. Our focus on customised solutions ensures that we build a strong case that leverages your unique circumstances and works towards achieving the best possible outcome in court. Trust us to provide a personalized approach that will support you at every step of the legal process.

    How do we protect our clients' rights at the police station

    At Cohen Davis, we understand that being arrested for an internet-related crime, and offences can be a daunting experience. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to providing high-quality police station representation for individuals who have been arrested for internet-related crimes. We are committed to protecting our clients' rights and ensuring fair treatment throughout the legal process. Our lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the best possible outcome in their cases, and are dedicated to providing support and guidance throughout the legal process. Our commitment to our clients' well-being is what sets us apart from other law firms, and we are confident that we can help you navigate the legal system with confidence and peace of mind.

    Choosing Cohen Davis to represent you in a police station following an internet-related crime is an excellent decision. We have established ourselves as a premier law firm in our field, offering expert legal advice and representation to individuals facing all types of cybercrime charges. With our lawyers' wealth of experience, you and your family can rest assured that you have the best possible chance of achieving a favourable outcome in your case.

    Do you offer police station representation under legal aid

    We are unable to offer legal representation under legal aid. However, we are able to offer police station representation under fixed fees. All of our advice and representation are tailored to the individual needs of each client, ensuring that their rights and interests are fully protected at all times. We are committed to providing the highest standard of legal service and will always strive to ensure that our clients receive the best outcome possible from their cases.

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    Privacy injunction

    How to obtain a privacy injunction.

    If you need to obtain a privacy injunction quickly, we will certainly be able to help. Cohen Davis solicitors regularly obtain privacy injunctions in cases and circumstances where a privacy injunction has never been granted before. We have acted in a number of landmark cases as solicitors for the claimant where our clients obtained privacy injunctions which aimed to protect them and members of their family from unwanted publicity. Many of these privacy injunctions relate to publications on the internet and often they are granted together with an anonymity order to protect the identity of our client.

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  • Remove criminal record from the internet

    Remove criminal record from the internet

    How to remove a criminal record from the internet

    Criminal convictions that appear on the internet are often hugely detrimental to anyone who tries to get their life back on track after being convicted by a court of any offence. Naturally, the more serious the conviction is, the more you would want publications of it to go away, particularly if you are entitled to be rehabilitated by law.

    We have some of the most experienced solicitors in the UK who have removed thousands of criminal records from the internet on behalf of their clients. Our solicitors have a combined experience, larger than any other law firm in the world, in making successful criminal record removal applications to Google and to other internet search engines, as well as to newspaper publishers and to website operators all over the world.

    If you have a criminal record that is still public, no matter how old you are or how long the criminal record has been published on the internet, and if you are serious about having it removed from the internet, read the articles on this website or call our super friendly lawyers for initial legal advice. 

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    Remove defamation hotel

    How hotels can remove online defamation

    Hotels and other parts of the hospitality industry, are highly susceptible to the posting of defamatory online reviews. But unlike some restaurants, who are more flexible in picking and choosing their diners, hotels tend to lack the means of filtering out guests who are known for posting online defamation.

    Defamatory online reviews against hotels

    How many negative reviews would it take to put people off booking a hotel

    Why are hotels so susceptible to defamatory online reviews

    How to remove defamatory online reviews about a hotel

    Defamatory online reviews against hotels

    The most common place on the internet for the posting of defamatory online reviews against hotels is Facebook. Unlikely TripAdvisor, where a certain degree of control still exists for some hotels to remove defamatory online reviews under their business listings, on Facebook, a user may post a defamatory online review with little possibility for the hotel to control or facilitate the removal of the defamatory online reviews.

    Regardless of whether the defamatory online review was posted on Facebook or on TripAdvisor, or on another business review website, it is, in nearly all cases, possible to have the defamatory online review eventually removed.

    How many negative reviews would it take to put people off booking a hotel

    It is relatively easy to put people off from booking their holiday in a particular hotel. Most people, if in doubt, would rather not take risk and book a hotel with significant negative online reviews. The significance, when it comes to posting defamatory online reviews against hotel, is not necessarily in relation to the number of the defamatory online reviews but it is more to do with the nature of the review and what has been posted.

    For example, a single defamatory online review which falsely sates that the bed sheets were stained with blood, or that the guess spotted a mouse in the room, would be enough to put most people off booking a holiday in the hotel in questions. If a group of visitors to the hotel decide to all post similar defamatory online reviews, the impact on bookings would be even harder for the hotel to maintain.

    Why are hotels so susceptible to defamatory online reviews

    Sometimes guests threat the hotel that they will leave negative online reviews if the hotel did not adhere to certain unreasonable demands, such as room upgrades, free nights or a discount on the booking.

    This effectively is a form of blackmail. To be able to handle this type of situation, the hotel will need to have a robust process for handling defamatory online reviews and for having them removed fast.

    How to remove defamatory online reviews about a hotel

    How we approach facilitating our clients with the removal of defamatory online reviews about a hotel, would depend on the circumstances of each case. We look at the content of the review carefully, we will take steps to identify the individual who posted the defamatory online review and we will consider the various options which may include communicating with person who posted the defamatory review, communicating with the website operator, communicating with Google or taking steps to obtain a court order to remove the defamatory online review as quickly as possible.

    Having a robust system in place for removal of defamatory online reviews, helps avoid reputational and financial damage and more importantly, it discourages other from posting defamatory online reviews against the hotel in the future.

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    If you or your company have become the target of defamatory online publications, you should read on because our defamation solicitors are likely to have come across a similar matter to the one you are now facing. Being the oldest law firm in the UK to advise clients on online defamation, we will be able to advise you on what works well and what steps you should consider avoiding when it comes to removing defamation from the internet.

    Choosing the right defamation solicitor for your internet defamation matter

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    Choosing the right defamation solicitor for your internet defamation matter

    If you or your company have become the target of defamatory online publications, you should read on because our defamation solicitors are likely to have come across a similar matter to the one you are now facing. Being the oldest law firm in the UK to advise clients on online defamation, we will be able to advise you on what works well and what steps you should consider avoiding when it comes to removing defamation from the internet.

    Our defamation solicitors have successfully removed defamation from thousands of websites across the internet and part of this success, we owe to our excellent relationships with specialist defamation attorneys in other parts of the world, and in particular in the US and Canada.

    These associations help us achieve a speedy and cost-effective outcome for our clients who can benefit from the best available defamation solicitor and attorney legal advice in real-time and at an affordable cost. When choosing a defamation solicitor, it is important to consider their experience and expertise in the area. You should also consider their success rate in similar cases and their ability to provide you with the best possible outcome. Additionally, it is important to find a solicitor who is able to offer you a fixed fee for their services. This will help to avoid any unexpected costs down the line.

    How to remove defamation from the internet

    If you believe that you are the victim of defamation, there are a few steps that you can take in order to try and remove the content from the internet. First, you might consider reaching out to the person or website operator who posted the defamatory content and request that it be removed.

    Most victims of defamation would have already done this or have considered that it would be a bad idea to approach the defaming person directly. Second, you might want to consider asking Google or another search engine to have the defamatory page de-listed from relevant searches.

    If you have found that they do not comply with your requests, you can then take legal action for defamation but before doing so, you might prefer to seek legal advice, in a private consultation, to fully understand your position and to create a clear strategy, which would be the most likely to produce your desired outcome. In some cases, you may need to get a court order to have the content removed but first, make sure to obtain sound defamation legal advice from n experience defamation lawyer.

    How to remove cross-border defamation

    In order to remove cross-border defamation, it is important to take into account the legal systems of the countries involved. In general, defamation laws seek to protect individuals from false and damaging statements. There are a few key steps to take in order to remove cross-border defamation:

    • Identify the source of the false and damaging statements
    • Identify the individuals who have been harmed by the statements
    • Determine which country's defamation laws will be most applicable to the case
    • Consult with an experienced solicitor who can help navigate the complex legal landscape

    Our defamation solicitors have successfully removed defamation from thousands of websites across the internet and part of this success, we owe to our excellent relationships with specialist defamation attorneys in other parts of the world, and in particular in the US and Canada.

    These associations help us achieve a speedy and a cost-effective outcome for our clients who can benefit from the best available defamation solicitor and attorney legal advice in real-time and at an affordable cost.

    Why choose Cohen Davis defamation solicitors

    There are many reasons to choose Cohen Davis as your defamation solicitors. We have a proven track record of success in defamation cases, and our team of experienced solicitors is passionate about protecting your reputation.

    We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best possible outcome, and we will always put your best interests first. We understand the sensitive nature of defamation cases, and we will handle your case with the utmost discretion. If you have been the victim of defamation, contact Cohen Davis today to schedule an unlimited in-time, fixed fee consultation.

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    How to Remove False, Defamatory Glassdoor Reviews

    Recently Glassdoor.com has intensified its presence in the UK. Glassdoor.co.uk is now a major review website for companies that are located in the UK. In the USA Glassdoor is following its Community Guidelines which states the importance of giving everyone a right to express their opinion “without fear of retribution.” This commitment is often demonstrated by Glassdoor aggressively defending the rights of its registered users to uphold anonymity, often making it difficult to challenge Glassdoor reviews as defamatory through the courts. Despite this, we are able to obtain disclosure orders and removal of reviews from Glassdoor.co.uk through either negotiation with Glassdoor legal counsel or through litigation.{loadmodule mod_custom,Marketing and online reputation}

    In most cases we are able to facilitate removal of Glassdoor reviews from Glassdoor.co.uk directly from our London, UK office but occasionally we work together with our associated attorneys in California who conduct local litigation on behalf of our clients as necessary. There is yet to be a case recorded were Glassdoor submit to the jurisdiction of the High Court in England. So far Glassdoor counsel has managed to avoid direct litigation in the UK. Despite this, we are able to domesticate most court orders against Glassdoor.co.uk, such as third party disclosure orders, (commonly known as NPO) in San Francisco California, whereby converting High Court disclosure orders into valid, local subpoenas.

    Be aware that as an affected businesses, once you create a user account with Glassdoor.co.uk, Glassdoor will claim that you have committed yourself (by virtue of their terms and conditions) to conducting all legal proceedings in accordance with the law of California. This could limit your options of having defamatory reviews removed from Glassfoor.co.uk through the English courts and Glassdoor may force you to litigate at their home ground.

    Generally speaking, dealing with a false review on Glassdoor.co.uk is more challenging than some other websites. To maximise the likelihood of success, we strongly advise that you speak to either a specialist attorney in the USA (we will be happy to recomend one of our trusted associates) or to one of our specialist defamatory lawyers here in the UK before you create an account or post a reply to a review on Glassdoor.co.uk.

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    How to remove Google reviews

    Whilst most businesses accept positive and negative online reviews with grace, most would still wish to remove Google reviews when those reviews are defamatory or malicious.

    When can you remove Google reviews

    How can you remove Google reviews

    Can you remove a number of Google reviews with a single application

    How long does it take to remove Google reviews

    When can you remove Google reviews

    You can remove Google reviews in circumstances where the reviews are false, malicious and defamatory. If you have identified those types of online reviews to Google and if Google refused to remove those reviews, in most cases, you will still be able to remove the reviews with the help of a solicitor.

    How can you remove Google reviews

    You can remove Google reviews by following a process which may involve, communication with Google, setting out a draft disclosure order, making an application for a disclosure order and making an application for a default judgment against any online reviewer who is not identifiable or traceable following the disclosure order application.

    Can you remove a number of Google reviews with a single application

    You can remove scores of Google reviews simultaneously but including as many online reviews as you need with a single disclosure application. In most cases, during the process of a third party disclosure application against Google, Google will agree to have the Google reviews removed from your business listing, even if you are yet to obtain judgment against the online review. Often false and defamatory online reviews are posted on more than one occasion by the same Google user, which means that bundling up a number of Google reviews for removal is nearly always a good idea.

    How long does it take to remove Google reviews

    How long it would take to remove Google reviews would depend on nature of the reviews you wish to review and the engagement between you and your solicitor and Google. In some cases, you can remove Google reviews within hours or days from the first communication between your solicitor and Google but in most cases, it would take longer, at least a week, before Google agree to remove defamatory reviews. Where you intend to apply for a disclose order, it could take anything between one week to several months, depending on the engagement of Google with the legal process. Often the review will remove their own defamatory review once they are informed by Google that there is an ongoing application by solicitors to have their identity disclosed.

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    How to remove your name from Google

    There are different ways you can remove your name from Google search results. The most appropriate way to go about removing your name from Google would depend on the nature of the information that is being posted and the platform which hosts it.  You may remove your name from Google if your name is linked to data which is either defamatory or which is in breach of any law.

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    Remove your name from Google because your name is linked to defamatory content

    Usually, Google will not object to a request to remove content from Google searches if the article in question or if the snippets that show on the search result, are defamatory. Whilst Google is not in position to decide what is defamatory and what is not, it is your responsibility to substantiate your claim of defamation and you can do so either by showing that the search results that Google presents are defamatory, or that they are highly inaccurate, in accordance with data protection laws.

    In some cases, you will be able to remove your name from Google because a search for your name brings up search results that are in fact refer to somebody else. It is possible, for example, that if you share your name with a notorious criminal, Google will agree to remove certain search results if you can show that you are being highly prejudiced by the link between your name and the search result that comes up.

    This will be difficult to do but not impossible and Google agreement or refusal to remove your name from the search results would depend on the particular circumstances of your case.

    Remove your name from Google because your name links to private information

    If the information that Google brings up in searches to your name is not defamatory, it might still be able to have it removed if the information that is being presented is private information. What is considered private information for the purpose of having your name removed from Google searches, might be subjected to a debate.

    Some private information is clearly private whilst other information might be private but this might not be so obvious to Google. In some cases, information which was public previously might become of private nature subsequently. An example might be a spent criminal conviction.

    At the same time, private information might cease to become private if you decided to place it in the public domain. In short, for the purpose of wishing to remove your name from Google, information can move from being private to public and from public to private.

    Remove your name from Google under data protection laws

    You might be able to remove your name from Google under the Data Protection Act or GDPR. There are rules for the way Google can process your data and if you believe that your name should be removed from Google searches because Google is breaching any of your rights under data protection laws, it is your responsibility to make out the case to Google.

    You may use European data protection laws, privacy laws and defamation under the same application to Google to have your name removed from internet searches.

    Remove your name from Google where your name is linked to unwanted images or videos

    If the information that you wish to remove from Google, or if your name is linked to images or videos, which perhaps in the past you were happy for Google to present but now you feel uncomfortable with, you may still utilise data protection law, privacy law and copyright law to request that Google removes your name in relation to those images or videos or that Google completely delist the media from searches in relation to your name.

    Whatever the reason is for your need to have your name removed from Google, you should seek legal advice whenever possible. Our lawyers are experts in facilitating removal of unwanted data from the internet. Browse our website for free information, guidance and case studies similar to yours and contact us by email or a free call for additional support.

  • Remove news articles from Google

    Newspapers have a right to publish certain information about you even if the information turns out to be untrue. For example, if you have been charged with a criminal offence and then prosecuted, news reporters have a right to report from legal proceedings as long as the reporting is fair and accurate. The problem starts in cases when a reporter sits in court and then writes an article about the serious allegations that a witness has made against the defendant.

    The newspaper then publishes a report from the legal proceedings about the evidence that was given against the defendant. Say the following day, the reporter does not turn up to court when the evidence of the same witness is discredited. A few days later, the defendant is found not guilty, or the trial collapses due to the now discredited evidence of the witness against him.Because the journalist is not in court, this isn’t being reported by the newspaper. The consequence for the defendant, who has now been found not guilty is that the allegations against him, as given by the false witness and reported by the press, is still published on the internet, on the online version of the newspaper.

    Even though the reported allegations have been proven false, the newspaper editor refuses to delete the online news article. This leaves the innocent victim of the false allegations in a difficult situation. To the rest of his life he will be subjected to publication of false allegations against him without being able to take legal action for defamation against the newspaper or against the witness who gave false evidence.

    The newspaper is protected by the fair reporting from legal proceedings defence whilst the discredited witness is protected by the fact that their false statement was made during legal proceedings. By law, both of them have a good defence to a claim of defamation. The only option left for the victim of the false allegations is to ask Google to de-list the news articles from its internet searches.

    Google, however, often thinks that it is above the law. When the allegations are serious, particularly involving sex offending, Google tends to treat applicants of a right to be forgotten request with contempt. Google, without good reason refuses to delist certain news articles about criminal proceedings from search results. This is where the victim needs to come and speak to us!

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    Erase unwanted content: remove porn videos from the internet today!

    Have you discovered explicit content featuring you or someone you know on the internet? Are you tired of stumbling upon unwanted pornographic material that has found its way online? Look no further! Our team of legal and digital specialists is here to help you regain control of your privacy and cleanse the internet of unwanted explicit content.

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    Experience lawyers to help remove explicit content from the internet

    With our extensive expertise, we ensure that any explicit material featuring you or your loved ones is removed from the web. By partnering with us, you are taking a stand against non-consensual content distribution and safeguarding your reputation. With our extensive expertise, we do our utmost to  guarantee that any explicit material featuring you or your loved ones will be effectively removed from the web.

    Our team of dedicated professionals is skilled in locating and eliminating unwanted content across various platforms, including social media, video sharing websites, and even deep web forums. By partnering with us, you are taking a powerful stand against non-consensual content distribution and actively safeguarding your reputation.

    Comprehensive content removal of pornography

    Our team tracks down and eliminates explicit videos from major platforms, search engines, and obscure websites. Our expert lawyers diligently tracks down and eliminates explicit videos from a wide range of sources, ensuring thorough removal of unwanted content from the internet.

    We take a multi-faceted approach to content removal, targeting major platforms, search engines, and even obscure websites that may host explicit material. Here's a breakdown of our comprehensive content removal process:

    • Major Platforms: We collaborate with social media networks, video sharing platforms, and adult content sites to identify and remove explicit videos featuring you or your loved ones. Our established relationships with these platforms enable us to expedite the removal process, ensuring your content is taken down as quickly as possible.
    • Search Engines: Our team works closely with leading search engines to remove explicit material from search results, minimising the chances of your content being discovered by others. We also monitor search engine indexes regularly to ensure that any newly uploaded explicit material is identified and removed swiftly.
    • Obscure Websites and Deep Web Forums: We recognise that explicit content can sometimes be found in the most hidden corners of the internet. Our team is skilled in tracking down and eliminating explicit material from lesser-known websites and deep web forums, ensuring a comprehensive removal process that leaves no stone unturned.
    • Legal Action: When necessary, our legal team is prepared to take appropriate legal action against individuals or platforms responsible for hosting or distributing non-consensual explicit content. This may include sending cease and desist letters, filing DMCA takedown notices, or pursuing lawsuits against those responsible for the violation of your privacy.

    By choosing our comprehensive content removal service, you can rest assured that your explicit material will be removed from a wide range of sources, effectively protecting your privacy and reputation.

    Ongoing Monitoring

    We keep an eye on the internet for any newly uploaded explicit material and take immediate action to remove it. To ensure your privacy and peace of mind, our team remains vigilant in monitoring the internet for any newly uploaded explicit material featuring you or your loved ones. Our comprehensive monitoring strategy allow us to act swiftly and decisively, minimising the exposure of such content and maintaining your reputation. Here's how our ongoing monitoring process works:

    • Customised Alerts: Our system is designed to generate customised alerts when new content is detected, enabling our team to act quickly in removing the explicit material. This proactive approach ensures that your privacy remains protected and that any new content is promptly addressed.
    • Broad Coverage: Our ongoing monitoring service covers a vast array of online sources, including social media platforms, video sharing websites, adult content sites, search engine indexes, and deep web forums. This comprehensive coverage guarantees that any new explicit material is detected and removed, no matter where it may be found.
    • Regular Reports: We keep you informed of our progress by providing regular updates on our monitoring and removal efforts. These reports offer complete transparency and allow you to track the success of our ongoing monitoring service, giving you peace of mind that your privacy is being protected.
    • Long-term Support: Our commitment to your privacy doesn't end with a single content removal. We offer long-term support to ensure that any future explicit material is detected and removed, providing you with lasting protection and peace of mind.

    By investing in our ongoing monitoring service, you are taking a proactive approach to protecting your privacy and reputation from the potential harm caused by explicit material on the internet.

    Rapid Response

    Our experts work tirelessly to ensure a swift and efficient removal process, saving you valuable time and minimising the impact of the content. Understanding the urgency of removing explicit content from the internet, our team of experts is committed to providing a swift and efficient removal process.

    This approach saves you valuable time and minimises the potential impact of unwanted content on your personal and professional life. Here's how our rapid response process works:

    • Immediate Action: As soon as we receive your request for content removal, our team initiates the process without delay. We prioritise your case and work around the clock to ensure that the explicit material is located and removed as quickly as possible.
    • Streamlined Procedures: Our team has developed a streamlined process for handling content removal requests, enabling us to take decisive action and coordinate our efforts efficiently. This approach ensures that we can deliver rapid results without sacrificing the quality of our work.
    • Collaboration with Platforms: We have built strong relationships with major social media networks, video sharing platforms, and search engines, which allows us to expedite the removal process. By leveraging these connections, we can often achieve faster results than individuals attempting to remove content on their own.
    • Dedicated Team: Our rapid response team consists of skilled professionals with extensive experience in the field of content removal. Their expertise and dedication to your case enable them to work tirelessly and efficiently, ensuring that explicit material is removed as quickly as possible.
    • Follow-up Measures: Once the content has been removed, we continue to monitor the situation and take any necessary follow-up measures to prevent the explicit material from reappearing online.

    This comprehensive approach ensures lasting protection for your privacy and reputation.  By choosing our rapid response service, you can trust that your explicit content will be addressed and removed in a timely and efficient manner, minimising its impact on your life and giving you the peace of mind you deserve.

    Legal Support

    As a law firm, we have access to a global network of experienced legal professionals who specialise in internet privacy and content removal cases. This allows us to provide comprehensive legal support and guidance for clients who may require additional legal action to fully resolve their situation.

    We collaborate with legal professionals from around the world, ensuring that we can provide effective legal support regardless of your location. This global network enables us to address cross-border content distribution and navigate complex international legal systems.

    Many of our clients never thought it was possible to remove explicit content from the internet, but our team can make it happen! The lawyers are professional, discreet, and incredibly efficient, giving our clients an opportunity to finally breathe easy knowing that their privacy is protected.

    Some of our clients had ex-partner leaked explicit videos of of them online. Others had created the videos some years ago, without realising the potential future consequences of their actions. Either way, there is no longer a need for them to feel helpless and violated.

    In addition to removing explicit content, we offer support and resources for victims of non-consensual content distribution, helping them navigate the emotional and legal challenges they may face. Our team understands the sensitive nature of these situations and is dedicated to providing compassionate assistance, ensuring that your privacy and well-being are prioritised throughout the process.

    Don't let explicit content ruin your life. Take control and remove porn videos from the internet today! Contact our team of dedicated professionals for a free, confidential consultation.

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    There are different ways by which you can remove private information from the internet. Private information could be information that you placed yourself on the internet but which you no longer wish to remain online. Private information is also information or data that was placed on the internet by others.

    It could be your address, your date of birth, names of members of your family and other information, which if processed in a certain way, could be considered as private. Private information that you can remove from the internet may also include images and videos showing your face or body, whether posted by you or by others.

    You can remove private information from the internet by using privacy law, data protection law, copyright law and sometimes even defamation law. Often, however, a well written letter to the operator of the website which hosts your private information would do. If you are a retiring celebrity or used to be a model or an adult entertainer, it is likely that there is large amount of private information about you on the internet.

    In some cases, this may include hundreds and even thousands of articles, images and videos, which perhaps earlier in your life you were happy to remain online but now you consider private and wish to remove from the internet. Maybe because you started a family or a different job, images or other private information that you were previously happy to see on the internet is no longer to your liking. In this case, it might take some time to remove all your private information from the internet, and in some cases, up to one year.

    But this should not deter you because you have arrived at the right place, perhaps the only place in the UK where there is help available. You will be pleased to hear that we have already assisted individuals exactly like you in systematically removing private information from the internet. Browse our website for case studies, testimonials and plenty of free advice and call us free on 0800 612 7211so that you can speak with one of our lawyers who will be delighted to advise you and give you the legal support you need.

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    Legal aspects of online reputational risk

    Online reputation risks, are risks that should be considered at the designing stage of a business. This is, of course, in an ideal world. As we live in the real world, the reality of reputational risk online is that it is something which is rarely being considered by the majority of the small and medium size businesses beyond the aspects of online marketing, promotions or online reviews. Legal aspects of reputation risks for most businesses often involve defamation, trademarks, online reviews, regulatory breaches, internal management and employment issues and isolated conduct by an employee. 

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    Reputation risk and defamation

    Defamation is often considered, one of the most significant reputational risks where lawyers tend to get involved. Posting untrue statements online, investigative journalism and consumer television programmes often pose a risk to the good reputation of a business where the intervention of lawyers might be necessary to help manage either a forthcoming reputational risk or an ongoing situation where mitigation is required. 

    Our lawyers have a huge amount of experience in advising and assisting businesses about reputational risks throughout the process of the creation and post broadcast creating, the broadcasting of documentaries and TV programmes by investigative journalists, such as Panorama, InsideOut and Dispatches as well as journalistic publications by the all the mainstream UK newspapers.

    Reputation risk and trademark

    Generally speaking, there are two opposite sides to reputational risk that trademark issues might pose. The first is where a company, intentionally or inadvertently misuses somebody else's trademark with the reputational risk of being called out by the lawful owners of the trademark. This could possibly result in serious reputational damage to the infringing company and to its own brand and, of course, it might lead to litigation and to financial losses and bad press.

    Our reputational risk lawyers handle the misuse of trademark cases on a regular basis and will give you the advice you need in accordance with the specific circumstances of your case. The other side of trademark and reputational risk is a situation where you company becomes a victim of infringement.

    This might happen where someone copies your website and fraudulently sells goods or services to unsuspected customers who believe they are buying from you. It is possible to minimise this type of risk in various ways and if the risk does materialise, to take steps which would mitigate any reputational damage.

    Reputation risk and employees

    Often, one of the most serious reputational risks comes in fact from within the organisation. Disgruntled employees who might or might not have a legitimate reason for a grievance, are a source of information which could cause significant reputational harm to the business.

    From a legal perspective, this type of reputational risk can and should be managed by expert lawyers who should preferably get involved with reputational aspects of employment contracts and with any other employment law issue which may arise from time to time within the organisation.

    Our reputational risk lawyers have deal with dozens of cases involving internal reputational risk and have successfully assisted large number of organisations with the successful management or such reputational risk.

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    Legal advice right to be forgotten

    You might feel lost and unsure about making a right to be forgotten request. Whilst the form appears to be short and easy to complete, when you consider that the outcome of your submission could decide whether your future will become more memorable than your past, you will be right to conclude that your likelihood of success is likely to substantially increase with the support of expert advice.

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    Dedicated expert lawyers for right to be forgotten applications

    We have a dedicated team of lawyers who give right to be forgotten help, support and legal advice to anyone who needs it. If you are looking to make a right to be forgotten submission, you should consider contacting a member of our dedicated team. We are the only law firm in the UK with a dedicated team that specialises exclusively in making successful right to be forgotten applications.

    Often, your initial right to be forgotten application would form the basis of any subsequent appeals to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) or by way of a GDPR Notice to Google so you might consider it essential to get your right to be forgotten application right from the outset. Hopefully, there will never be a need to file an appeal.

    Making a successful right to be forgotten application

    Successful right to be forgotten applications that we have recently submitted and have been successful with, include applications on behalf of individuals who have been convicted of criminal offences, of teachers who have been subjected to teacher misconduct disciplinary procedures by National College for Teaching and Leadership, of medical professionals and practitioners who have been subject to BMA disciplinary process and entrepreneurs whose past mistakes have been following them for far too long. 

    Our particular speciality is the submission of right to be forgotten applications in relation to individuals who have been investigated, charged and tried by criminal courts and who have been found not guilty by the jury. Other successful right to be forgotten applications submitted by our dedicated team were submitted on behalf of celebrities and other individuals who are in the public eye or whose legal cases or past conduct attracted media attention for various reasons. You can read more about examples of right to be forgotten cases

    Implications of right to be forgotten submissions

    When submitting a right to be forgotten application to remove news articles from Google in relation to a newspaper article that is published online, you must take into consideration the possibility that Google will inform the publishers, particularly mainstream news publishers, of your application.

    You should therefore be ready for this eventuality and be prepared to object to any potential additional reporting by the newspaper. Generally speaking, it is not allowed for a news organisation to report about your right to be forgotten application. Our incredibly friendly and highly knowledgeable lawyers are happy to help and answer any right to be forgotten questions that you might have.

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    The ICO is far more likely to overturn Google refusal to allow a right to be forgotten application than most people realise. Our experience is that an average of around 92% of right to be forgotten applications that our firm submits on behalf of our clients are successful, either with Google or upon appeal. This include right to be forgotten applications that end up being appealed to the ICO.

  • Right to be forgotten criminal record

    There are at least three different routes to help you remove criminal record from the internet or at least from Google search results. Most of those who wish to remove links to a criminal record from Google searches are aware of the right to be forgotten application but often are unaware of a much quicker, and more reliable method to persuade Google to remove references to old criminal convictions from search results.

    We often advise clients, who are in a bit of a rush, to pursue Google through a s10 Data Protection Notice instead of via a right to be forgotten application. Understandably, Google has given the right to be forgotten a relatively narrow interpretation, which just about complies with the famous Google Spain case which resulted in the creation of the concept of a right to be forgotten.

    Under s10, however, Google’s obligations are much more stringent which means Google is unable to take a narrow approach in relation to those. To find out more about the quickest route to have past criminal convictions and a criminal record removed from the internet, whether under a right to be forgotten or by a different method, browse this section of our website or call us free on 0800 612 7211.

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    Scam recovery

    Legal Advice Following an Electronic Fraud Incident

    With the sharp rise in electronic scams and fraud, it's clear these crimes can deeply affect individuals and companies, not only financially and emotionally, but also reputationally. At Cohen Davis Solicitors, we understand the profound impact that fraud and scams can have on individuals and businesses alike.

    Our firm is dedicated to standing by our clients during some of their most challenging moments, committed to swiftly uncovering who is behind the fraud, identifying any enablers of the scam, and strategising on recovering as much as possible of what was stolen. We aim to offer hope and a roadmap to recuperation for those impacted by scammers, both in the UK and internationally.

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    Internal corporate fraud investigations

    External fraud detection and recovery

    Legal support for corporates facing electronic fraud

    Legal assistance with a scam incident

    Internal corporate fraud investigations

    When suspicions of fraud arise within your company, identifying the source swiftly and discreetly becomes paramount. Our solicitors are adept at conducting in-depth investigations into internal corporate fraud, employing sophisticated techniques and technologies to uncover the truth.

    We understand the delicate nature of these inquiries and the importance of maintaining business continuity and safeguarding your company's reputation. By choosing our firm, you ensure that your internal investigation is carried out with the utmost professionalism and diligence, aimed at identifying the individuals involved and the extent of their activities, thereby enabling you to take corrective actions and prevent future incidents.

    External fraud detection and recovery

    Our firm specialises in the precise tracing and uncovering of fraudsters' identities, tailoring our expertise to meet the diverse needs of corporate clients facing external threats. We're equipped to confront these challenges directly. Our global reach, bolstered by collaborations with specialist teams worldwide, enables us to navigate international legal frameworks effectively.

    Legal support for corporations facing electronic fraud

    Our firm provides a comprehensive strategy for tackling fraud, whether it's within your organisation or directed against it. If you're concerned that an insider may have collaborated with fraudsters, or if you aim to uncover as much as possible about the perpetrators and the circumstances of the fraud, we're here to assist. We swiftly secure third-party disclosure orders globally, gathering data from banks, internet service providers, and VPN services. Our approach to discovery is supported by a helpful, dynamic, and highly experienced team, ready to support you at every step.

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    When a company faces a scam incident, the importance of legal assistance cannot be overstated. Dealing with insurance claims, bank interactions, and unravelling the legal complexities tied to the fraud's origin, or identifying the people behind it, requires a skilled hand. Our firm offers a highly professional, approachable, and experienced approach, enabling us to handle a broad spectrum of issues efficiently. Our expertise ensures comprehensive support and strategic solutions tailored to address each aspect of your situation, from initial discovery to final resolution.

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    Our international legal operations are central to our strategy in fighting fraud and enhancing the potential for asset recovery for our clients. We recognise that scammers frequently operate across borders, necessitating collaboration with law firms worldwide that have a deep understanding of local jurisdictions. This international cooperation ensures a thorough investigation when tracking fraudsters' activities and reclaiming our clients' assets. Our ability to launch and implement disclosure orders worldwide provides our clients with a unique advantage in tracking and addressing fraud effectively.

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    Sexual blackmail

    A comprehensive look at sexual blackmail in the UK

    Sexual blackmail is a sinister and manipulative crime that preys on an individual's vulnerabilities and intimate life. It can happen to anyone, regardless of age, gender, or social status, and can take various forms.

    From coercion to perform sex to threats of posting intimate images online, sexual blackmail has far-reaching consequences for the victims, affecting their mental health, personal relationships, and professional lives. In this article, we will delve into the different types of sexual blackmail, examine the modus operandi of the perpetrators, and discuss ways to protect oneself and seek help if caught in such a situation.

    Table of content

    Blackmail to perform sex

    Blackmail following sexual relationships

    Blackmail on dating websites

    Blackmail by threatening to post intimate images

    Blackmail by threatening to post links to old porn videos by the victim

    Protecting yourself from sexual blackmail and seeking help

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    Blackmail to Perform Sex

    One form of sexual blackmail involves coercion to engage in sexual acts against the victim's will. The blackmailer may use threats or intimidation to pressure the victim into complying with their demands, exploiting their fears and vulnerabilities. This type of blackmail can occur in various settings, including within romantic relationships, among friends or acquaintances, and even in the workplace.

    Perpetrators often use the victim's secrets, such as infidelity or other indiscretions, as leverage to force them into submission. In some cases, the blackmailer may even resort to physical violence or the threat of violence to exert control over the victim. The emotional and psychological impact of this form of sexual blackmail can be devastating, leaving the victim feeling trapped, helpless, and ashamed.

    Blackmail following sexual relationships

    Another common type of sexual blackmail occurs when an individual threatens to expose details of a previous sexual relationship, often with the intent of causing emotional distress or extracting money, favours, or other forms of compensation. This can happen in the aftermath of a consensual relationship, where one party may use intimate knowledge or materials, such as explicit photos or messages, to manipulate the other.

    In some instances, the blackmailer may threaten to reveal the affair to the victim's spouse, family, or employer, causing significant damage to the victim's personal and professional life. The fear of exposure and the potential repercussions can make it challenging for the victim to come forward and seek help, allowing the blackmailer to maintain control and continue their extortion.

    Blackmail on dating websites

    The rise of online dating has given rise to a new form of sexual blackmail targeting users of dating websites and apps. Perpetrators create fake profiles to lure unsuspecting victims into sharing personal information, intimate photos, or videos.

    Once they have enough material, they use it to blackmail the victim, demanding money or other favours in exchange for not sharing the compromising content with the victim's friends, family, or the public. In some cases, the blackmailer may even impersonate a law enforcement officer or a government official, claiming that the victim has engaged in illegal activities and must pay a fine or face prosecution.

    The anonymity and vast reach of the internet make it easier for these scammers to operate and prey on vulnerable individuals, causing emotional and financial distress.

    Blackmail by threatening to post intimate images

    Also known as "revenge porn" or "non-consensual pornography," this type of sexual blackmail involves threatening to post intimate photos or videos of the victim online without their consent. The perpetrator may be an ex-partner, a friend, or even a stranger who has obtained explicit material through hacking or other illicit means.

    The goal of the blackmailer is often to humiliate, control, or extort the victim, who may experience significant anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts as a result of the threats. The widespread availability of intimate content on the internet can make it difficult to remove the material once it has been posted, exacerbating the harm caused to the victim.

    Blackmail by threatening to post links to old porn videos by the victim

    This type of sexual blackmail occurs when a perpetrator threatens to expose a victim's past involvement in adult films or other sexually explicit content. The blackmailer may have discovered the victim's past either through online research or by obtaining the information directly from the victim during a moment of vulnerability.

    They then use this information to manipulate the victim, often demanding money, sexual favours, or other forms of compliance in exchange for keeping their past a secret. The fear of being publicly exposed and the potential impact on the victim's personal and professional life can be overwhelming, making it difficult for them to seek help or report the crime.

    This form of sexual blackmail is particularly insidious, as it exploits the victim's past choices, which they may deeply regret or wish to leave behind.

    Protecting yourself from sexual blackmail and seeking help

    • Sexual blackmail is a traumatic and invasive crime that can have lasting effects on the victim's mental health and overall well-being. However, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and seek help if you find yourself in such a situation.:
    • Educate yourself about the subject of sexual blackmail. It is no longer a taboo. Someone who you might know, a member of your family, a friend or a colleague might need your support and advice.
    • Be cautious when sharing personal information, especially with individuals you've only met online or have known for a short period. Avoid sharing intimate photos or videos, as they can be used against you by blackmailers.
    • If you become a victim of sexual blackmail, do not comply with the blackmailer's demands before seeking legal advice specific to your case, as this may only encourage them to continue their actions.
    • Preserve any evidence of the blackmail, including messages, emails, and images, as this information may be crucial if you decide to report the crime to the authorities or pursue legal action.
    • Consult a specialist solicitor experienced in handling sexual blackmail cases to understand your legal rights and the appropriate course of action to take against the perpetrator.

    Sexual blackmail is a heinous crime that can have devastating consequences for the victim. By being aware of the different forms it can take and the tactics used by blackmailers, individuals can better protect themselves and seek help if needed. It is crucial to remember that no one deserves to be a victim of sexual blackmail, and support is available for those who find themselves in such a situation.

    Who wrote these articles?

    In this website, we are committed to providing a wealth of high-quality information to help victims of various types of sexual blackmail. All the articles featured here have been meticulously crafted by practising lawyers who possess unparalleled experience in assisting victims of sexual blackmail to successfully put an end to the torment and restore their lives to normality.

    We understand the complexities and emotional toll that sexual blackmail can take on an individual, and our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources necessary to tackle these challenging situations. Our team of legal experts has extensive experience in handling cases involving sexual blackmail, and they are eager to share their insights to better equip you in navigating this difficult journey.

    If you have any questions or require legal advice tailored to your specific case, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team of legal professionals is available to provide personalised guidance and support, ensuring that you receive the best possible assistance in dealing with the unique circumstances of your situation.

    We believe that everyone deserves the right to live free from the fear and distress caused by sexual blackmail, and we are here to help you every step of the way. By reaching out to us, you are taking the first step towards regaining control of your life and putting an end to the blackmail that has been plaguing you. So, contact us today and let us help you regain your peace of mind and protect your rights.

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