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Defamation, Slander or Libel

Have you been defamed, libelled or slandered in print, verbally, in a broadcast, in an online publication or in  social media? You may need assistance in defending your reputation. We would be delighted to help.

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Defamation – Action Points

The first rule is not to delay. Under the Defamation Act there are strict limitation periods for bringing claims.

Because memories fade and stories and circumstances can change it is critical that all essential evidence is protected and safely retained. If you feel you have been the subject of defamation, libel or slander among the steps that need to be taken at the earliest possible moment are:

  • Make out a thorough history of the event or events surrounding the defamation.
  • Keep all digital records (e.g. of the culprit, offending documents and/or layout of premises) whether your own or made by friends, acquaintances or bystanders.
  • Have your solicitor take statements from witnesses while they are still traceable and have good recall.
  • Securing records held by others, especially the offending party, from destruction. These can include paper, electronic and cctv records.  This can be done by emergency court application if necessary
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