Defamation law - how does it work?

What is defamation?

Defamation law helps to protect the reputations of individuals and businesses from unjustified attack. The two types of defamation claims are:

  • Slander - untrue statements made orally
  • Libel - untrue published statements, whether written, recorded or broadcast

Defamation on the internet

New and complex defamation claims are continually arising due to technological changes; for example, defamation on the internet is a specialist area of defamation law. Speak to one of our specialist defamation solicitors for advice on the law on posting or hosting defamatory statements online; libellous comments made by mass emails, on forums or on-line bulletin boards.

Getting legal advice

Defamation law is complex; if you think you have been defamed you should get advice from a specialist defamation solicitor or a civil litigation solicitor who specialises in defamation claims. Contact Law can put you in touch with a solicitor with experience in similar cases to yours.

Our network of defamation solicitors are located throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, and have extensive experience in dealing with both individuals and business defamation claims. Clients who have made successful defamation claims include charities, publishers, broadcasting organisations and online publishers.

“No-foal, no-fee” defamation advice

Defamation actions can be very expensive but, when successful, can result in large orders for damages being made. Speak to us about whether we can put you in touch with a defamation solicitor offering a “no-foal, no-fee” agreement or a CFA.

Contact Law is an established legal brokerage company, helping you find the right defamation solicitors and civil litigation solicitors in Ireland. Whatever your legal needs, call us on 1800 937 974 or fill in the web-form above and let our dedicated case handlers match you to the best solicitor for your needs.

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