The Law and Social Media

We increasingly act for people affected by comments made on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or other social media websites.

Social media has become a very popular means of communication and a number of high profile issues and cases have attracted huge media coverage over the last year or so.

A libel award of £400,000 was recently ordered following a tweet of only 140 characters. Libel online is becoming a real issue for many. Please contact us if you have issues relating to social media content.


Contact Mark Manley on 01244 230000

  • A fiercely able litigator - the man you want on your side.

    Nick Freeman (Mr. Loophole), Freeman & Co.

  • I've enjoyed working with Mark many times through the years.

    Martin O'Shea Bold Management Ltd

  • Great person to have on your side. Great ability to interpret complex issues and gives sound and and clear advice. Pro-active.

    Phil Tottey

  • Fanastic legal guidance. Got me through a life-changing case with the right result. Top drawer.

    Ricky Whittle

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    Amir Khan

  • Universally respected and his name brings with it a sense of trust.

    Lime Pictures Ltd

  • Leanne is a highly talented and hardworking solicitor. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    Louis Browne Exchange Chambers

  • Mark appeared for me in the High Court to obtain an Order in an urgent matter. His tenacity ensured a great result for me.

    Marounne Fellaini Manchester United FC

  • Clear leaders in field and preparation of cases is second to none

    Tom Handley Senior Clerk Exchange Chambers

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    John Pickford Editor, Key 103 FM

  • Top guy, top lawyer. Up there with the best sports lawyers in the UK.

    Paul Tyrrell Paul Tyrrell Corporation Ltd

  • Dealt with an issue brilliantly. He's the best!

    Claire Sweeney Actress

  • My kind of lawyer - Straight talking, clear advice.

    Jason Tyldesley Managing Director, Sofaworks

  • Its a pleasure working with him - makes everything straightforward and I'll keep working with him in future.

    Kerry Katona Entertainer

  • One of the leading Media Lawyers in the Country. I've worked both with and on the other side of the fence from him and his reputation is richly-deserved.

    Steve Kunciewiez Bermans Solicitors

  • Tells the truth plainly without adornment. He is irritatingly usually correct! One of the North's top top lawyers.

    Nick Jaspan Prolific North

  • Having guided me through one of the most frightening circumstances of my life, I can vouch for Mark Manley's extraordinary capabilities and utter veracity

    Chumki Banerjee

  • Provided great support and guidance in the legal process surrounding our applications to the Court, Invaluable help and extremely professional.

    Dr. Denise Barrett-Baxendale Deputy CEO, Everton FC

  • He is consistently the best at what he does in our opinion

    Marlen Roberts MD, Insider Media Ltd

  • I've worked with Mark Manley on numerous occasions. He's always very effective and professional. I would always recommend him.

    Micah Richards Fiorentina FC

  • I've used Mark and his team for 20 years - I wouldn't dream of using anyone else. Mark has never let me down - always perfect.

    Gary Dean MD, Leisure Information Services Ltd

  • He has incredible knowledge of the media landscape and has always delivered.

    Steve Hothersall Editor, Radio City

  • Mark is a talented lawyer, he provides excellent advice.

    Duncan Foster Director, Coronation Street (ITV)