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Defamation Claims

If you need advice or assistance with a defamation claim, and you believe your claim is worth £10,000 or more, contact our expert defamation claims solicitors.

Your reputation might be the most valuable thing you own, so it is crucial to protect it. Our specialist solicitors have decades of experience in delicately handling defamation claims of all kinds, and we can help ensure your most important asset is kept intact.

We are a partner-led, niche litigation practice based in central London and in order to provide an exceptional service for our clients, we only offer strategic, high-level advice and representation. As a result, we cannot cost effectively handle claims with a value below £10,000. However, if you are involved in a defamation dispute exceeding this amount, and want a team of fierce litigators determined to get you the results you need, contact Saunders today. Call us on 02076324300 or make an enquiry online.

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Due to the digital media revolution and the rapid rise of social platforms, there are more ways than ever before that your reputation can suffer damage. Regardless of whether you have suffered damage by someone’s spoken words or written communications, we can help you restore your reputation and take action against those who have unfairly attacked your character.

Our lawyers are well experienced in handling claims involving libel, slander and defamation of character – particularly where such claims are disputed. We understand that suffering unfair and damaging statements about your personal character or conduct can be extremely stressful and can put pressure on your business, your finances and your personal life. That is why we aim to mitigate the effect of such statements, and ensure that you are fully compensated for any financial loss as a result of defamation. To discuss how our experts can help you, contact Saunders today by calling 02076324300 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will get back to you right away.

Making a Claim for Defamation

If you become aware that something defamatory has been written or said about you, whether online, in print or in public, contact us right away. The sooner you can discuss your circumstances with a specialist defamation lawyer, the more straightforward it is for us to mitigate the damage of the defamatory statement. We will discuss with you in detail the best strategy for ensuring your good character is protected and outline your next steps. There are a number of actions we can take, including but not limited to:

  • making a claim for damages;
  • seeking an injunction to prevent libel or slander happening again; and
  • seeking an apology from the liable party.

We can also assist you if you have good reason to believe you are about to be the victim of defamation. We may be able to prevent any libellous statements by securing an injunction, ensuring your reputation is never harmed in the first place. Our specialist lawyers will discuss your personal circumstances with understanding, and in strictest confidence, before offering bespoke advice for your situation.

If you have been the victim of defamation, it is vital to act quickly as there are strict time limits for bringing proceedings. Contact Saunders today to find out how we can help.

Are there any defences to defamation?

There are a number of defences available to parties involved in defamation cases. This includes the defence that the statement is true, or that the statement was “fair comment” However, the team here at Saunders are exceptionally experienced in handling defamation claims and can advise you on how likely your claim is to succeed.

What is the difference between defamation, libel and slander?

Defamation is the umbrella term for the situation where a statement is made about you that is unfair, untrue and is likely to lower other people’s opinion of you. This is known as a defamation of character and can be either written, spoken or appear online or on social media. However, you may also have heard the terms “libel” and “slander” used to describe such situations, and many find the difference confusing. The term libel refers to when defamatory statements have been made in a permanent form, such as in print, television broadcasts or on websites. On the other hand, slander occurs when someone talks about you in a negative way, which may cause damage to your reputation.

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.

Saunders Law – Expert Defamation and Commercial Litigation Lawyers London

At Saunders Law, we are dedicated litigators with vast experience assisting clients to resolve their civil and commercial disputes. We are well-known for our high-profile work and excellent client satisfaction. Operating from offices facing the High Court in central London, we are also ideally located to handle all kinds of  litigation cases. For a free, no-obligation, initial discussion of how we may be able to help, please contact us.

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