Schillings partner Simon Smith unveils new book on Image Rights
on: November 11, 2008, 7:35 am
Release Author: Schillings
Release Summary: Schillings image rights specialist Simon Smith
is set to release a new book - the 2nd edition of Image, Persona
and the Law
Release Body: Schillings partner Simon Smith
is set to release the latest edition of "Image, Persona
and the Law" this winter, with the book providing
a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the law in England
and Wales regarding the protection of name, image and other aspects
second edition of the book will also go into detail on both the
specific context of commercial exploitation without the individual's
consent and in the separate context of invasion
of privacy. The book also presents a detailed analysis of
the numerous developments which have occurred in relation to the
right to privacy in the UK.
the knowledge and experience gained as a litigator specialising
in protecting and restoring the reputations of high profile individuals,
entrepreneurs and corporate organisations, Simon Smith's
book will assist entertainment and media lawyers in the UK and
US who represent celebrities and other personalities in the media,
enabling them to advise their clients on their right to privacy
and the right to publicity in the UK.
book has a number of key features that will benefit entertainment
lawyers looking into the areas of reputation
management and discusses the numerous significant decisions
which have occurred since the previous edition of the book was
released in 2001 as well as examining the leading privacy decisions
which have been brought, together with an analysis of the Data
Protection Act 1998, including the Douglas-Zeta Jones and Murray
(JK Rowling's son) decisions, the later being brought to action
by Schillings recently.
Smith is a Partner at Schillings
and specialises in defamation, privacy, image endorsement,
confidence and contracts. Considered to be one of the best in
the area according to the Chambers and Partners directory, he
has pursued many successful High Court libel cases for Hollywood's
'A'-List stars on high profile libel actions brought in England.
is regularly asked to comment on live TV and radio and writes
in the national press and legal reviews on media related matters
in addition to speaking at international legal conferences and
in Parliament on media issues. He is also a member of a specialist
global group of leaders in their field investigating and researching
Schillings is one of Britain's top law firms dedicated to safeguarding
the reputations of international corporations, brands, celebrities
and high-profile business people. The firm's track-record in defamation,
privacy and copyright cases is second to none.
privacy, copyright and dispute
resolution are at the heart of the firm's work, prompting
The Independent newspaper to call Schillings a "spectacularly
efficient media law firm."
firm uses the law to protect the reputations, privacy and confidentiality
of clients by helping them and their PR advisers to manage what
is published and broadcast about them. It is their ability to
adapt to the threats posed by the ever changing media landscape
which keeps them at the forefront of this specialist area.
clients include supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Nicole Kidman,
seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, Harry Potter
author JK Rowling, pharmaceuticals maker GlaxoSmithKline, leading
investment bank Kaupthing, steel maker Arcelor Mittal, the Harrods
Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Details: Schillings PR contact:
41 Bedford Square
+44 (0)20 7034 9132