Civil Litigation

Libel & Slander

If a statement is said (slander) or written (libel) about you and it is untrue, causes you loss and, in the eyes of a third party, has a detrimental effect upon your reputation and standing, you may be able to make a claim against the party who made the statement.

Bringing an action in libel or slander is often perceived as the preserve of the rich and famous. This is not necessarily the case. If a statement is made about you and causes defamation of character, as described above, you have a real claim. 

Libel and slander explained

Libel and slander are both forms of defamation. Libel relates to permanent publications - such as those that are written or broadcast - and slander covers spoken words and gestures. A statement is judged to be defamatory when it:

  • Lowers a person in the estimation of others
  • Disparages them in their business
  • Exposes them to ridicule or hatred
  • Causes them to be avoided

How we can help

We can provide you with accurate and commercially sound legal advice on the best steps to take to sue those responsible.

If an amicable solution is not reached, we have vast experience in issuing proceedings at court in order to secure the outcome you desire. To help you make the most appropriate decision for both you and your business, we place a great emphasis on addressing issues of costs and prospects of success.

How to contact us

Give us a call on 0161 928 3848 to find out more about this area of law. You can also complete the enquiry form here, and one of our team will get back to you.