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Defamation & privacy

We provide advice and representation to individuals in relation to a broad range of defamation and privacy law issues, including:

  • Defamation:  Where someone says, writes or otherwise communicates something which is both untrue and which causes right-thinking people to think less of the subject party.
  • Malicious falsehood: Where someone says, writes or otherwise communicates something which is untrue, done maliciously and causes financial loss to the subject party.
  • Malicious prosecution: Where someone is prosecuted on a criminal charge without reasonable cause and with malice.  Such claims can be brought against the relevant prosecuting authority (e.g. the Crown Prosecution Service or Health and Safety Executive) or, in certain circumstances, directly against the person which set the law in motion against the subject party (i.e. the complainant).
  • The mis-use of private information: This includes the release of intimate material such a photographs or videos by those once trusted, the unauthorised disclosure of information relating to your health (e.g. by an employer) and “the right to be forgotten” by search engines such as Google.
  • Online harassment: This includes cyber-bullying, online stalking and so called “trolling” (e.g. repeatedly sending abusive or upsetting Tweets or Facebook posts).

If you are affected by any of the above, we suggest you keep a record of the offending material, refrain from replying or retaliating, avoid publicising the offending material and seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.

Please contact us for more information.