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Defamation – What is it?

Any attack on your reputation is unpleasant and stressful; it is imperative to receive legal advice from an expert barrister, who can help you proceed. Defamation is when someone damages your reputation by saying, writing or broadcasting something that makes people think badly of you or your business.

There are two types of defamation: libel and slander. Slander is making a false spoken statement, which could potentially affect the reputation of the business or individual. The other is libel, this covers permanent publications, and these include statements made in email and on the internet.

The Defamation Act 2013 intended to create a more balanced framework, protect the rights and reputations of individuals. It also aimed towards the fast-growth of the Internet, by giving a new defence for website operators.

Now, since the direct access portal has been implemented, there is no need to go through a solicitor, and wait for your defamation claim to pass through a barrister. If you feel you are being defamed, Barristers4u can direct you to a barrister who has expertise in defamation in either personal or business matters. You will receive a free, no obligation quote, and will only charge once you are working with the barrister.

Social Media Defamation

With technology changing the way we think, live and generally everything you can possibly think of. Now, with social media, expressing how we communicate and express our emotions has increased the proportion of defamation claims. Interestingly, defamation cases have declined but social media has increased the rate towards individuals. There is now, a pressing need, for an understanding of the law and how it relates towards social media. Social media and the internet would place a reputational risk, and careful consideration from expert barristers would give an assurance to handle those clients at court especially with “social media harassments”. Our barristers would be able to offer a fixed fee service, where we can help you put together a case, to contest your defamation.

Threats to a Brand

Defamation towards a brand covers the reputational threat towards a business, and potentially has a massive impact on future sales and business partnerships. Media enquiries, police investigations, aggrieved customers and other pressure groups can put in risk the reputation of the brand. In other circumstances data loss, cyber-attacks and leaks to the media all can be damaging and compensation would be needed to costs for any potential loss of profit.

It should be noted that the limitation period for most defamation cases is one year from the date the cause of action. To find your specialist barrister please click on the link below.

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