Defamation and media law strikes a balance between fundamental values of freedom of expression, including the constitutional freedom of the press, and the need to protect reputation and privacy. It is a highly specialized field requiring true expertise and effective representation. Fasken Martineau has an unequalled depth of legal expertise and accomplishment as litigation and advisory counsel in all aspects of defamation and media law.
Our leading practitioners in the field are recognized as such and have appeared in many leading cases, including numerous cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. Legal texts and other writings on defamation produced from within our group are often quoted in judicial decisions. We have played an influential role in government policy making. We maintain up-to-the-minute expertise in the complex and evolving law of today’s digitized Internet world which has forever changed the media landscape.
We regularly advise parties on all sides of defamation and media issues, including major media corporations, prominent businesses and organizations, and individuals. Our team provides comprehensive assistance including pre-publication reviews, reputation management and all forms of dispute resolution.