Libel Law

Libel law protects individuals and businesses from malicious abuse and statements that attacks their character, reputation or credibility. Libel cases usually concentrate on published statements that contain content of unjustified attacks. People who suffer from such abuse often are subject to being hated or ridiculed. This can harm a person’s livelihood or profession when others are persuaded to think lower of you.

The law has a tough job to distinguish fact from fiction while also upholding the right to freedom of expression. This can be a delicate matter especially when a journalist reports on a story involving matters people would not like to be exposed on or brought to the public’s attention. The law states a journalist should only report on facts and comments that are true. Some journalists can qualify for special privileges that will prevent libel challenges based on an agreement of giving the public information where there is corresponding interest to receive it. This area of the law is protection for ‘responsible journalism’ which means reporting on a story using credible sources.

At Bloomsbury Law, we have significant and wide experience of employee reference defamation cases. We have a vast amount of experience and have helped many individuals who seek to claim damages from employee reference defamation. Every case we are instructed on present a unique and complex issue in their own right. It is vital to seek professional and specialist advice due to the consequences of making wrong decisions in the early stages of a claim as your actions can have catastrophic legal consequences.

We understand employee reference defamation can lead to a stressful time but it is of the upmost importance that you contact our team of defamation specialists to receive expert advice. We have the privilege of instructing other departments within our law firm (such as our Employment Department) to cover all aspects of a claim with leading industry advice where applicable.

What do I do next?

Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.

We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.

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