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
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