Harmful statements can have devastating consequences for the reputation of a person or business. If the statements are untrue, and cause you significant loss, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation for defamation.

Although initially this seems relatively straightforward, people often confuse hurtful comments with defamatory statements. Just because you do not like what someone has said about you does not mean you will succeed with a claim in defamation.

The increase in the use of the internet and social media means that statements are more easily published and to a wider audience than ever before.

Figuring out the best way to deal with a defamatory statement can be a finely balanced question. Sometimes urgent and definite action is needed to protect one's reputation; at other times it is better to leave well alone and avoid continuing publicity about a negative statement.

At Rossi Legal, we have solicitors who can provide you with advice about the best approach to take in defamation matters.

 

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