Defamation Solicitors & Defamation lawyers & Libel Solicitors & Libel lawyers & Slander Solicitors & Slander Lawyers
Summerfield Browne Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Claims of defamation particularly online defamation are on the increase. We live in a technology era where some believe that a computer screen and a keyboard can act as a mask, enabling them to make damaging defamatory comments regarding an individual or a company, without any redress – well they are wrong.
Our specialist defamation lawyers have extensive experience of advising on a wide variety of libel and slander matters including online defamation. Our defamation solicitors will endeavor to determine the best strategy to enable you to achieve the best possible outcome, including removal of any libelous statement and enforcing a claim for damages.
Our slander and libel solicitors may utilise various alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as “Without Prejudice” negotiations or Part 36 Offers, to enhance the opportunity of settling the claim as soon as possible, while achieving the best result for you.
What is defamation?
Defamation is a generic term, often used as an umbrella that shelters both claims of slander and libel. The differences between slander and libel are often confused, however, they remain two separate entities in their own right. Libel is any written or published defamatory statement, whereas slander is the spoken defamatory words or gestures of an individual. In order to bring a successful claim of defamation against an individual, you must prove that harm has resulted to either your reputation or livelihood due to the defamatory action. Our defamation lawyers advise on online defamation including postings on online platforms such as:
Defences if you are accused of defamation
Alternatively, if you find yourself accused of either a slander or libel, then our team of defamation lawyers can act on your behalf to robustly defend your position. Our team will guide you through the potential areas for a defence which include:
Truth - the statement is shown to be ‘substantially true’.
Honest opinion - the statement complained of was a statement of opinion.
Publication on matter of public interest - the statement complained of was, or formed part of a statement on a matter of public interest.
Why Summerfield Browne?
Summerfield Browne Solicitors will aim to reach a final settlement, that will give you the compensation you need and deserve. Our team of specialist defamation lawyers will robustly negotiate on your behalf, and endeavour to obtain the best settlement for you as soon as possible.
Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).
0800 567 7975
OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
We provide legal services all over England and Wales.
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