Defamation is when an untrue and damaging statement about someone is published which causes serious harm to the reputation of that person. In the context of a business there is a requirement for the defamation to cause financial loss. There are a number of defences to defamation including Truth, Honest Opinion and Public Interest. Publication of a defamatory statement includes messages posted on social media.
Being the subject of a defamatory publication can have a devastating and long term effect. Remedies can include a court order requiring the removal of the offending statement or an injunction preventing the publication in the first place. The courts have the power to award significant damages which aims, so far as money can, to compensate the claimant.
Defamation is a complex area of law. We will give you clear advice and tell you what options there are available to you. Litigation might not be the answer and we will discuss this with you and guide you all the way. You will need a solicitor with a forthright approach and with reputation in the privacy and libel fields of defamation.
Having handled very complex and delicate matters, Ralli Solicitors LLP has achieved successful outcomes for those on the receiving end of defamation matters. This sometimes means we can resolve a situation by negotiation and without the need for formal legal action. We are able to match the skill and experience of defamation experts in London with Manchester prices.
For help and assistance on queries relating to defamation, contact our Commercial Dispute Resolution team on 0161 832 6131 or get in touch by filling out one of our online enquiry forms.
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