Postponed – Reputation management for charities: the dos and don’ts

Event details

Date: 23rd March 2023
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Farrer & Co LLP - 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields. London WC2A 3LH
Who should attend: ILM Members

This event has already happened.


A panel of experts from Farrer & Co. will host an in-person round table discussion for a small group of ILM members to consider the following issues:

1. Litigating for charities and reputational risk.

2. Handling hostile enquiries from the media: here we will provide practical tips for charities faced with aggressive questioning from journalists on sensitive and potentially damaging topics.

3. A brief guide to the law of defamation, including:

  • when a statement counts as ‘defamatory’;
  • the right to freedom of expression and key defences available to journalists;
  • areas of defamation risk for journalists;
  • remedies in defamation

4. Protecting your organisation’s reputation in a litigation context: here we will provide a checklist of useful actions, tools and approaches that you may wish to consider while preserving your organisation’s reputation during a contentious litigation or dispute.

Join Farrer lawyers Athalie Matthews from the Reputation Management team and Joe de Lacey from Contentious Trusts and Estates, together with Strategic Communications advisor Claire Davidson, partner at DRD Partnership, around the table to consider these important issues.

Schedule for the afternoon

1:30pm – Registration and sandwich lunch

2pm – Round table discussions

3pm – Coffee, cakes and mingling

Please note that this special event is exclusively for ILM members. Reserve your place now by emailing Belinda Williams at Farrer & Co: