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The Politician

Have you been the victim of hurtful and untrue comments online? We are here to help. 


The Politician

We represented the claimant who was a politician running for election as the new MP in his community. A website was developed using Wordpress, accusing the claimant of rape, abuse, being associated with a paedophile, being a fraudster, being racist, and of extortion. A Twitter account was also set up with the purpose of spreading false information about the claimant and destroying his character and reputation in his community. The purpose of this was to ruin his name as he was a strong candidate to become the next MP for his community.   
The claimant suspected he knew who was behind the website although he had no firm evidence. After assessing the evidence, we wrote detailed letters before claim to two defendants, both of whom denied the allegations.  
We also looked behind the Wordpress Website to ascertain further evidence and managed to obtain very useful information based upon which we took immediate steps to have the Website taken down. This was a hugely successful result for the client because the offending website was removed without the client having to issue legal proceedings. This was a very successful and cost-effective outcome for the client.  

Politician Case

We were approached by a politician who had been sued for a debt. As she was a politician, the Claimant in the case had filed court papers choosing to portray her in a poor light. This had been deliberately with a view to sale of his story to the press at a later date.    
We helped our client to file a robust defence such that the true position was reflected on the court record and to ensure her reputation was intact. The defence helped the client because it showed the allegations were baseless and contrived. 
In this way, we helped our client to manage her reputation. We also wrote to a body representing the claimant in respect of a potentially false and defamatory statement about our client; we managed to prevented publication by them of our clients name.  


What We Do

We are online defamation solicitors in London

The Social Media Solicitors in London have developed a high level of expertise in the fast-changing area of defamation law. And we have helped numerous individuals and businesses over many years. We work closely with clients to quickly limit the fallout from internet defamation and any breach of confidentiality. In appropriate cases, we will also pursue damages.
We concentrate on getting results quickly, minimising or preventing any damage that has been caused.

Who Do I Sue for Internet Defamation?

The law is complex. Our focus in every case is to get the offending material taken down as quickly as we can. This includes seeking urgent removal from search engine results.
Our first step is to approach the person who posted the material (if known). We will also approach the publisher – the website operator or host – who may have an interest in removing material because of their potential liability under UK defamation law.
Our initial letter will:

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

We understand that for many the cost of bringing a full-blown legal case is prohibitive. The good news is that for many of our clients the first letter from us has the desired result – the offending material is removed.

If there is a refusal to take down the material, you may have to start proceedings but we will advise you fully of your options at this stage. Cases of this nature are sensitive – we understand how to handle them, negotiating tactfully but forcefully to achieve the result you are looking for.

Contact The Social Media Solicitors 

If you or your business have been the victim of online defamation, contact our specialist defamation solicitors in London today. Call 0203 983 8278 or click the Contact Us button. 

Online Defamation Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is defamation?

    Defamation arises when a statement is made or published about you to another person and that statement causes you serious harm and is untrue.

  • What if the words were said to me?

    If words are said to you directly, you will not have a claim for defamation. For a defamation claim, the words must have been delivered to another person, other than yourself.

  • What is the legal time limit to make a claim? 

    An individual must make a claim for defamation within one year from the date the defamatory statement was made. If you are unsure about whether you can make a claim, contact our specialist defamation solicitors for advice.

  • Can I ask Google/Facebook/Instagram to remove a defamatory statement?

    Whilst you can ask the social media platforms to remove the content, our experience shows that in most cases, the social media platforms do not remove content or get involved in a dispute situation. In these circumstances, you need to get professional help.

  • Can the police help with my defamation case?

    Based upon the cases we have seen and advised on, the police do not get involved in defamatory matters; this is treated as a civil, rather than a criminal matter in the majority of cases.

Our Clients


At The Social Media Solicitors, we have a genuine passion for protecting people's reputations.
Though most of our clients prefer to remain incognito, we still have some great testimonials you can read here.

City Professional

The Social Media Solicitors have been exceptional in helping me navigate a delicate matter of privacy, harassment and reputation management. Staying in constant communication was not something I expected from a boutique firm. They worked hard and continue to partner with me each step of the way, considering all professional, personal and legal angles. Want some peace of mind? Highly recommended!

August 2020


The Social Media Solicitors were recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. They explained the importance of privacy to me in a way I could understand and now I am better informed. Their expertise gave me peace of mind at a stressful time in my life. I highly recommend The Social Media Solicitors, particularly for their expertise in the area of Social Media Defamation and Privacy

July 2020


I am very grateful to The Social Media Solicitors for their ongoing professional advice and help. We are facing challenging circumstances, being falsely accused, defamed and harassed. They have expertly assisted and continue to support us through these difficult times. I am impressed by their accessibility and flexibility to ensure that we are fully supported.

January 2020