If you believe that something untrue has been said about you to someone else or written about you in any media, suing for defamation may help you redress the situation and minimise any damage to your reputation. It may be that matters might be resolved without the requirement for proceedings through discussions with the publishing party.

Our Approach to Defamation – Slander and/or Libel

As experts in dispute resolution, we understand that speed is of the essence in defamation cases. You want a defamation solicitor who can provide legal advice, guidance, and representation and defend your reputation and compensation claims and defend it quickly.

We understand that the cost of a defamation (libel or slander) case is not just financial. You could also lose time defending yourself and miss business opportunities as a result of the damage caused by the allegations. We can help you resolve a defamation case as quickly and efficiently as possible, allowing you to re-focus on your career, your business and your family.

What Is Defamation and How Do I Know If I Have a Case?

Defamation involves the publication of a statement that has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the claimant. In order to be defamatory, such a statement must be communicated to at least one other person. There are two types of defamation:

Libel: in which the publication of an untrue statement is made in writing.

Slander: in which the damaging allegation is by way of an untrue spoken statement.

A claim of libel or slander, can be made in relation to statements published in:

  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • E-mails
  • Employee references
  • Advertising materials
  • Websites, internet chatrooms and forums
  • Television and radio broadcasts
  • Social media.

The law recognises that corporates and companies have reputations which could be ruined by defamatory statements and so they could also, in theory, take action.

How Can Our Defamation Solicitors Help?

We can act quickly to challenge untrue statements with a view to avoiding Court Proceedings, if at all possible. Our experienced solicitors will provide you with legal advice, guidance, and representation in any defamation case.

Conversely, if you are concerned about publishing statements that could result in allegations of defamation, you should contact us. Our experts can provide pre-publication advice and make sure you understand the implications and consequences of anything that you publish.

Working with constant focus and dedication to each of our clients, we provide practical and insightful guidance and advice.

Suing for Defamation in the Workplace

Defamation of character in the workplace can be particularly damaging for your career. Our solicitors are dedicated to helping you as quickly as possible, from determining whether or not the incident can be classed as defamation to guiding you through the process of a potential claim for compensation.

We know that you may have lots of questions, and we have the answers. How much does it cost? Do I have a valid case? How long will it take? What are my chances of success? During our initial consultation, we will discuss your specific situation and provide you with clear and transparent information about our fees, the strength of your case, the estimated timeline, and your chances of success. 

We’ll take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident and empowered throughout the legal process.

If successful in any claim, you could be awarded compensation, an injunction to prevent future defamatory publications referring to you, and your opponent could even be ordered to pay your costs.

If you would like to discuss any issues you are experiencing, contact our defamation solicitors for a consultation at 0161 930 5151, e-mail disputeresolutionteam@gorvins.com or fill in the contact form and a member of the team will contact you.

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