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Defamation can take many forms such as libel (written defamation) and slander (verbal defamation); this can have a serious impact on your business and your personal life. Barnes Law represents high net worth individuals and privately-owned organisations in defamation disputes. Cases of defamation are very fact-specific and complicated to pursue; however, our experienced team of lawyers can advise on resolving matters in mediation as well as in litigation, should this be necessary.

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What is Defamation?

Divided into libel and slander, defamation is the publication of false or incorrect statements from a third party about you or your organisation that has led to serious harm to your reputation. This harm can have a knock-on effect on your ability to earn or the growth of your business.

  • Libel relates to written publications, usually in the form of media articles or social media posts.
  • Slander is concerned with false spoken statements that can cause damage to your reputation.

The primary category for defamation is the damage to reputation by false claims. To support your case, a claim of libel or slander must also be made as soon as possible.

How Barnes Law can help you?

If you or your business have been the victim of false statements that have caused, or could cause, significant damage to you (either reputationally, financially or both), then we can provide you with legal advice and representation.

Please call Barnes Law on +44 (0) 208 092 2700 or email to discuss your situation.

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