Defamation, Libel & Reputation Management

If you or your business has suffered from defamation or slander, there is a real need for expert legal advice.

Defamatio, Libel & Reputation Management

Defamation, Libel & Reputation Management Specialist Solicitors

Acting quickly and decisively when dealing with any alleged defamation issue is vital. Your reputation can be quickly defended by our experienced and knowledgeable litigation team.

Our experts can also help you to defend a claim if someone has accused you of defamation or slander.

Oral defamation is classified as slander. Words that are published or broadcast are treated as written defamation, more commonly referred to as libel when either type is composed of language that injures the good name or reputation of another person or business.

It is important to maintain freedom of speech, but those rights do not allow people to make unfounded or derogatory remarks that could potentially damage someone’s reputation, or that of their company. Even if you are unnamed, you may still be identifiable to some readers and therefore have a strong case.

We appreciate that the cost of a defamation, libel or slander is not just a financial issue. There is also the time and energy taken in defense, together with lost business opportunities because of the damage caused by the allegations.

Any issue relating to libel or defamation will be hugely emotive and very probably cause the recipient both upset and stress. There is a need to support the client quickly and understand the issues.

We act swiftly and decisively to get the desired outcome and to protect your reputation.

If you or your business is the victim of defamation or slander, we can assist you in the following areas:

  • Libel
  • Slander
  • Malicious falsehood
  • Pre-publication advice
  • Defamation
  • Confidentiality breaches
  • Privacy
  • Harassment
  • Cyber-bullying
  • Data Protection
  • Brand Protection and intellectual property infringement
  • Misleading and comparative advertising
  • Take down requests including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google & review sites

Any of these claims may be made in relation to statements made in:

  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Television and radio broadcasts
  • Emails
  • Social Media (including twitter and facebook)
  • Websites, including internet chatrooms
  • Employee references
  • Advertising material

Social Media

Social media and the ease of online publishing means that reputation management is an increasingly important consideration across all sectors. It is increasingly common for disgruntled customers, employees and competitors to cross the line, making comments or taking action that is inaccurate or unlawful.

How we can help

If you have concerns that you have suffered libel or defamation you can contact our litigation team for expert legal help and support. We are experienced in seeking and securing High Court Injunctions and opposing such claims. We have acted for national and local businesses in addition to individuals.

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