Defamation causes damage to your reputation and can lead to financial loss. Not only is it damaging, it can also be personal and upsetting.
Defamation is on the rise due to the increased use of social media. Often people can write or share damaging content that can have a lasting impact on you or your business.
Defamation can be split into two categories:
- Libel – ‘permanent’ publication such as newspapers, TV or online
- Slander – spoken word and/or gestures
No matter the type, in defamation, libel and slander claims you only have one year form the date of publication to bring a claim for damages, unless a court accepts there were exceptional reasons otherwise.
If you have a claim that cannot be resolved immediately through negotiation, our solicitors will act fast with robust action to protect your rights. This may include applying to the court for an injunction or issuing proceedings in the courts for damages.
The issues involved are likely to be sensitive and this will be a stressful time for you. However, we will guide you through the process, relieving that burden.
Our expert lawyers have experience working with defamation cases of all sizes. We can also offer fixed fees to give you more certainty at a difficult time.