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Defamation

Defamation

A good reputation is more valuable than money so let us protect yours

In today’s multimedia society, there are more ways than ever before that your reputation can be damaged by other people’s words – both written and spoken.

Selachii can help you fight back against those who have unfairly attacked your character so your good reputation can be restored.

Our specialist team of experienced lawyers can help you with disputes involving libel, slander and defamation of character. If someone makes damaging defamatory statements about you or your business, don’t feel you have to sit back and suffer the consequences. Contact Selachii today and we can give you completely confidential advice on how you can go about setting the record straight.

As a dynamic boutique law firm, we have a fresh and creative approach to solving disputes involving defamation of character. Our friendly and approachable team will give you honest and straightforward advice and we will quickly tell you whether you have a strong case or not.

There are various defences people can use in defamation cases including that their statements were true or they were fair comment. Whatever the circumstances, our expert team will look at your case in detail and advise you the best way forward and your chances of success.

Libel or slander?

Defamatory statements can be made in a number of ways, including word of mouth, social media and written publications like newspapers or magazines. If something unfair or untrue is said or written about you or your business which is likely to lower you in the estimation of other people, this is defamation of character.

People sometimes become confused about the difference between libel and slander. Libel is when the defamatory statements have been made in a permanent form – this usually applies to written publications but it also includes comments made during television or radio broadcasts or on websites.

Slander is when the defamatory statements are made in a more transient form. If someone talks about you in a negative way to other people, this is slander.

I believe I have been defamed, what should I do?

If something defamatory has been written or said about you, get in touch with us straight away so we can work out what your next move should be. You should also contact us for legal advice if you have good reason to believe you are about to become the victim of libel as we may be able to keep your reputation intact by securing an injunction to prevent the damaging statements being published.

We will calmly talk you through your options before giving you professional advice tailored to your unique personal circumstances.

There are a number of steps we can take to help clear your name and see that justice is done.

These include:

  • Seeking an injunction to prevent repetition of the libel or slander
  • Claiming for damages
  • Securing a suitable apology

Please don’t delay if you believe you have been the victim of defamation as court proceedings must be issued within a year of the date of publication.

Contact Selachii today to find out how we can help.

How Selachii Can Help

Selachii is a dynamic litigation law firm based in Kensington, London. Our dispute resolution team is highly experienced in debt recovery, including High Court actions and counter claims. We put the best interests of our clients at the heart of everything we do. We work with both businesses and private individuals, giving them legal advice and support which is unique to them and their situation.

We don’t believe in simply handing out one-size-fits-all solutions to problems. We will focus on your specific circumstances before working out the best and most cost-effective way of helping you achieve your aims.

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