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Defamation

Defamation is the act of damaging the reputation of a person or organisation. In most cases false statement are made either verbally (slander) or in the media (libel). In the internet age it has never been easier for people to spread negative details about others. Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms give everyone the opportunity to publish their opinions, and this occasionally leads to libellous statements being made, which can lead to litigation.

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Ms Nicola Heales of BLASER MILLS LLP in High Wycombe
Brain injury lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Nicola qualified as a Solicitor in 1985 and is a very experienced personal injury solicitor who has specialised in severe catastrophic injury claims acting for both children and adults for the last fifteen years. She has a particular interest in acquired... Read more

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Examples of defamation

  • Accusing someone of a crime (excluding accusation made to the police)
  • Making negative remarks about someone or an organisation
  • Knowingly printing false information which damages a reputation
  • Telling people that someone has a contagious disease

Claiming compensation for defamation

Being a victim of defamation can be very distressing especially as information is spread so quickly in the modern world. If you have been the victim of slander or libel you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Your first step should be to discuss the details of the defamation with one of our specialist accredited defamation lawyers listed on this page.

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.