Defamation is centred around a statement that has been published, which has caused harm or is likely to cause serious harm to a person’s reputation. The statement might have been seen on the TV, newspaper or even the internet.
The area of law that defamation is in has a jargon all its own: libel, slander, publication, honest comment, qualified privilege, malicious falsehood, cease and desist. The test is what the ordinary reasonable person would understand the words to mean, and we can cover and decode all of these things for you.
We have advised individuals and businesses from pre-action protocol through to urgent injunctions and High Court proceedings. Ranging from publishers of a sports newspaper, a local business wanting to publish a report without it being defamatory, a student against a University newspaper articles, a fitness and dance studio against a consultant, a fitness wellness retreat against a customer posting a review on a complaints website and many others. So, talk to us before it’s too late.