Online Defamation

Online defamation is becoming an increasing concern among many individuals especially with the wide spread use of online platforms and social media channels. It does not come as a surprise that people experience online abuse due to the anonymity behind a computer which makes it less risky for the defamer whom thinks that the chances of being caught are slim. Defamatory comments can go viral and harm a person’s reputation or business by climbing the search engine ranking pages.

We must advise all clients not to retaliate to malicious comments but instead, pursue the legal route. On your behalf, a letter from our defamation solicitors will confront the author of the defamatory comment. If no response is met or an individual cannot be identified then our expert internet defamation team will pursue other legal routes without resorting to suing.

The website which hosts the defamatory comment will be contacted and requested to remove the defamatory material immediately. UK law states in certain cases that websites could also be held responsible for publishing such malicious content. In addition, malicious material can be removed from search engine result listings.

At Bloomsbury Law, we have significant and wide experience of online defamation cases. We have a vast amount of experience and have helped many individuals who seek to claim damages from websites or online defamers. Every case we are instructed on represents a unique and complex issue in its 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 could have adverse legal consequences.

We understand online defamation can be a frustrating and stressful time, but please note it is of the upmost importance to contact our team of defamation specialists to receive expert advice. In case any claim is escalated we have the privilege of instructing other departments within our law firm to cover all aspects of a claim with leading industry advice where applicable. Our defamation solicitors is one of the finest in the country and have years of experience dealing in defamation, so call us with confidence.

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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