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Defamation law has three aspects as follows:
Defamation law protects the reputation of both individuals and businesses when these come under unjustified attack. The two types of defamation are:
Libel: in which the publication of an untrue allegation causes damage to reputation
Slander: in which the allegation is by way of an untrue and damaging oral statement
Our team of qualified defamation solicitors each have extensive experience in dealing with both individuals and companies of all sizes such as charities, book, magazine and newspaper publishers, broadcasting organisations and on line publishers.
Our lawyers also have expertise in dealing with defamation on the internet such as: posting or hosting defamatory statements; libelous comments made by mass emails, on forums or on-line bulletin boards.
Because defamation actions can be very expensive, most of our recommended solicitors will represent clients on a “no-win, no-fee” agreement or a CFA.
2) Malicious Falsehood
Malicious falsehood is the publication of statements known by the publisher to be untrue which cause financial loss to the claimant. False allegations that do not relate to reputation, but can nevertheless be damaging will come under defamation law of malicious falsehood.
The law states that each individual has the right to respect of their privacy with regards to his or her own private life, family matters and correspondence.
An infringement of an individual's private life would involve the wrongful disclosure of matters that are private
Our solicitors will:
Advise both claimants and defendants, once publication has occurred, on the legal effect of the words in question and on the appropriate level of damages payable for publication of the damaging material
Guide our clients through available defence proceedings
Advise clients of ways to avoid liability for any of the above causes of action and provide legal clearance of copy before publication
Provide advice for employers with regards to an employer’s liability for the actions of their employees and advise on policies and contractual obligations to put in effect
How we can help
Solicitors Direct has access to solicitors across the UK , including defamation law solicitors. Whatever type of defamation law solicitor you need, Solicitors Direct will find a solicitor in your area and matched to your particular needs.