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Defamation involves the communication of factual statements to third parties, which are untrue and lower the reputation of the subject of that defamation.
Defamatory comments can be written (called libel) or spoken (called slander) and the victim of defamation might suffer embarrassment and be shunned by third parties, as a result.
If you have merely been insulted that will not amount to defamation and defamation does not include:
If you are the victim of defamation, personally, professionally or in relation to your business, you might have the right to an Injunction (to stop the defamation continuing) and to compensation. You might also get a retraction of the defamatory statement and an apology.
You may also recover compensation where the defamation causes you not only significant distress, but also provable lost earnings or lost business opportunities.
In the digital age there is an increase in defamation through social media and communications and publications on the internet. Consequently, we have experience in also dealing with website hosts to ensure that defamatory material on their websites is removed.
Any Court action must be taken within one year of the defamatory statement. So you must act quickly. It might be however, that we can resolve matters for you within that one year period, without the need to issue court proceedings.
If you’re the victim of defamation (or indeed subject to Court proceedings for defamation) please get in touch. You’ll find us committed to fighting your corner and protecting your interests.
For free initial advice please call us on Freephone 0800 294 4410
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