Defamation

A defamatory statement is one which lowers the reputation of the claimant in the view of right-thinking members of society.   If a defamatory statement is made verbally, it is known as slander and, if in a more permanent form (writing or audio recording) it is known as libel.

The Defamation Act 2013 introduced the “serious harm” test.  As the test suggests, the damage to reputation must be serious, it cannot be trivial or transient.

In order to avoid Court proceedings, we offer a fixed fee service in sending “Cease & Desist” letters to demand no further defamatory comments made, as well as, where appropriate that the comments be withdrawn and an apology be given.  If this is not enough damages can be recovered for damage to reputation or to recover financial losses caused by the defamatory statement.

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Michaela went out of her way to make time to see me, gave very good advice and answered any questions I had. Always returned my phone calls and emails promptly. Thank you

Mrs K

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

Hassle free service, just give them the facts they require – let them get on with it – Simples

Mr C

Malcolm, I really appreciate what you have done and can’t thank you enough with how you have dealt with this! We’ll fill in the attached customer satisfaction form and reflect how impressed and pleased we are.

Mr P

Very happy to have come here, especially dealing with Helen Green

Mrs L

Thanks for the work of your staff led by Maria. I would like to highlight the contribution of Nadya & Leona in these transactions. While Maria is often the one in the sunshine so to speak, it is through the background work performed by these two that allows this to happen.

Mr S

I have been completely satisfied with help given by Helen and feel that my affairs are now in safe hands.

Mr G

I would like to thank Charlotte for being so friendly and helpful.

Mrs A

Everything was great Michaela. Thanks!

Mr P

I would like to praise Adam Cohen with the way he has looked after both me and my wife. He has been very thorough and helpful with us.

Mr & Mrs C

A very professional and friendly service from Helen using clear plain English that is easily understood.

Mr B

Excellent, friendly service from Helen Green. Very happy with the outcome.

Mr O

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