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Defamation of Character Solicitors
Have you been the victim of hurtful and untrue comments online? We are here to help.
The harm caused to a person's or businesses reputation through false posts can be tremendous and the impact overwhelming. Not only does it cause personal distress and lost opportunities, but it may also have lasting impact on the business and on the individual.
We are specialist solicitors in the field of complex defamation of character, harassment andmalicious falsehood cases. We have been handling these cases for decades regularly advising andacting on behalf of business clients and individuals, from writing the initial pre-action protocol lettersto issuing cases in the High court to stop the defamation and harassment.
We deal both in online and offline defamation and with all the key social media platforms, includingGoogle, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Trustpilot, and X (formally known as Twitter), andregularly deal directly with the platforms.
Some examples of the types of cases we handle include:
i. False and defamatory comments and images (especially revenge porn and explicit images) posted / threatened to be posted on social media platforms.
ii. Where people have been in relationships and their private conversations on WhatsApp or text messages or messenger have been leaked, misrepresented and misused against them on social media. This is also breach of privacy.
iii. Websites set up about people which use their names and containing false anddefamatory statements.
iv. Where social media campaigns have been conducted against a business orperson across multiple social media platforms;
v. Negative /false reviews about businesses on Trustpilot/ Google especiallywhere these may be anonymous. We can assist in getting those removed.
vi. Where a newspaper is threatening to publish an article about a business andthe article contains false information and is likely to cause financial andreputational harm to the business ; we have helped to stop publications goingahead or where the article has been published we can help to get it corrected.
If you need help in any aspect of online or offline defamation of character or with a potential civillawsuit for breach of privacy or misuse of data or defamation then we can help. Contact SocialMedia Solicitors. Solicitors for the defamation of character and we will do our best to help you; 0203983 8278
State the precise nature of the defamation
Request the immediate removal of the material from all internet locations in which it appears
Indicate our intention to instigate legal proceedings if our requests are not met
What is defamation?
What if the words were said to me?