The reputation of your business is of vital importance and if that is damaged or at risk of being damaged, then action needs to be taken either to restore it or to protect it.
Defamation can refer to libel and slander, where libel is the permanent form of defamation, such as in writing, whereas slander is the temporary form, such as spoken.
Claims that a company is in financial difficulties when it is not, or false allegations of fraud or other types of dishonesty are examples of potential defamatory statements and in respect of which action is needed. Action should be taken promptly if you think you have a claim, as there is a short limitation period.
How can we help?
If you think you have a claim for defamation, or you have been accused of making defamatory statements, talk to our expert team who can: