Defamation can cause devastating damage to personal and professional reputations. In today’s digital world, no one is exempt, and businesses and individuals can be defamed in social media, emails, and blogs at the stroke of a key.
Unfortunately, once a statement appears in cyber-space, it is very difficult to remove it permanently.
We understand the need to act quickly in defamation cases, especially if there is risk of a viral spread. As a niche practice with years of experience, we can act swiftly, obtaining court injunctions, and assessing whether a claim for damages can be made.
What is defamation?
Defamation is the publication of false material about a person which attempts to discredit that person’s character, reputation, or creditworthiness or reflects on a person’s reputation so as to lower that person in the estimation of other members of society, or which would cause that person to be shunned or avoided.
The Defamation Act 2013
Under the Defamation Act 2013, the person claiming defamation must show that the statements made or published have caused, or are likely to cause ‘serious harm’ to their reputation.
Companies bringing an action for defamation must prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the organisation suffered ‘serious financial loss’ because of the statements made.
How we can help
At Big Data Law, our team of solicitors works closely with specialist IT provides and security experts to ensure defamatory statements on the web and social media are locked down as quickly as possible.
We have an in-depth understanding of defamation law and the defences available and act for those accused of slander or libel and people or organisations who are the victims of defamatory statements.
Defamation law is highly specialised. We not only have the expertise to advise and represent you, but we will also provide you with the assurance that our services are being provided in complete confidence and security.
To find out more about how we can manage your defamation matter, please email us in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org.