Defamation Disputes

Our specialist defamation solicitors have expertise in successfully dealing with defamation claims, regularly acting for claimants and defendants.

What is a defamation dispute?

Defamation occurs when someone makes a publication, whether written or spoken (such as articles, interviews and other public platforms), that lowers you or your business in the eyes of others, resulting in reputational damage and injury to feelings.

Our expert defamation solicitors act swiftly to prevent further publications of defamatory material and will pursue compensation that covers all and any losses suffered, or injury to feelings.

Reputation is fundamental today, and while it takes a lifetime to build, it can be lost in a moment. It is vital to protect your reputation and take urgent action to remedy the damage suffered as quickly as possible.

Our experienced defamation dispute team have recently acted in a High Court action against a public body and insurance company dispute, which concerned highly damaging comments made about our client. This was settled quickly and easily, out of court, and upon favourable terms.

Libel

Libel is a written type of defamation that occurs when word-based content about an individual or business are published and are damaging or untrue in nature, for example false comments that are posted on a website or social media platform such as Facebook.

Slander

Slander is another form of defamation, based on verbal comments that have been made from one person to another. Slander is less common but can can equally high impact on an individual’s life, in these claims, actual loss suffered is usually required to be proven.

Malicious falsehood

Malicious falsehood is a type of claim that arises specifically when someone publishes a false statement and has done so with malicious intent to adversely affect an individual or businesses reputation, so as to cause it financial loss.

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Lauren Day

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Dispute Resolution

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William Fox Bregman

Partner, Solicitor & Head of Banking and Finance Litigation

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Paul Kanolik

Partner & Solicitor

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Tim Glover

Senior Associate Solicitor

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Caroline Palacio

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Insolvency & Business Recovery

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Maria Evans

Associate Solicitor

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Conor Maher

Solicitor

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Jane Renshaw

Secretary

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Grace Tyror

General Support Manager

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