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Defamation and Slander Solicitors across Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East

The business disputes team at Newtons endeavours to resolve defamation that occurs efficiently and effectively.

Defamation is a false statement that attempts to discredit a reputation or character. Such an incident may occur in the form of libel, in which the publication of an untrue statement or allegation causes severe damage to reputation. Or slander, in which the damaging allegation is by way of an untrue spoken statement.

Damage to the reputation of a business can be very distressing, undermining hard work and investment put into building a business, not to mention the threat to livelihoods. The area where we see businesses needing assistance is with online reviews that are disputed, either on the grounds that the reviewer is fake or the review unfair. We have also assisted clients in relation to allegations of defamatory statements involving employee references, work emails, published articles, social media and other online publications. 

We are experienced in advising on whether there is liability, the merit of available defences, negotiating resolutions as well as the conduct of court proceedings where required.

Likewise, if you are concerned about publishing statements that could result in allegations of defamation, Newtons can offer advice. Our experts can provide pre-publication advice and make sure you understand the implications and consequences of anything that you publish.

As always, our business disputes team will work closely with you to protect your interests.

Please contact our defamation team

Please get in touch today to discuss defemation with one of our experts; we’re available for phone calls, video calls or meetings at our office.