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Farrer & Co | Alicia Mendonca-Richards, Associate

Practice areas

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Reputation Management
  • Information and Data

Alicia advises high-profile clients from individuals, families and charities to schools, businesses and institutions on reputational issues and other risks which may arise from contentious disputes, media attention, online harassment, privacy or cybersecurity breaches and defamation. This includes advising on potential publications, harassment from the press, from individuals or online, social media takedowns, injunctions and search engine removals under the right to be forgotten.

Alicia has particular expertise in digital reputation management including advising on social media content, search engine results and other online material. She also advises on mainstream media coverage, crisis planning and responses, data and cyber breaches and harassment. She has experience of advising on highly sensitive reputational crises in both proactive and responsive contexts, from managing risks and privacy issues to responding to a crisis. She regularly advises high-profile individuals and institutions and is sensitive to the particular risks these clients face. Alicia also has experience in providing pre and post-publication advice to newspapers, magazines and websites. Speaking fluent Portuguese and French, Alicia advises a number of international clients.

Alicia regularly contributes to industry publications and has been quoted in the national press on media law issues. She has served as Secretary of the CR Committee and also runs a number of pro bono initiatives at Farrer & Co. Alicia was awarded a Silver award at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards in 2016, in the category, 'Lawyer of Year – Reputation'.

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