If a defamatory story has already been published, be it online, in the printed press or on TV we can insist on an early and fulsome apology or correction, together with payment of appropriate damages and your legal costs. This is often enough to set the record straight.
We are defamation experts and, where clients have not been able to vindicate their reputations prior to issuing court proceedings, we have a strong record of suing in relation to defamatory articles. The following remedies are available:
-An injunction/undertaking not to repeat the defamatory statement;
-An apology/retraction, in terms to be agreed;
-Payment of damages (compensation for injury to reputation and distress/injury to feelings). The amount you can expect varies largely depending on the gravity of the defamatory statement;
If you have been defamed or you have defamed others, we will advise you on the merits of any claim, talk through the relevant practical and legal issues, and set out your options. We will review relevant documentation ahead of the consultation. The consultation will help you understand your position and allow you to make an informed decision about what action to take. please feel free to CONTACT US now.