Put simply, defamation of character is any untrue statement made by one third party to another that leads other people to think less of you. This can be a statement that is spoken either on TV, the internet or in a public place, or written either in the press, or on social networking sites such as Facebook, Linkedin, My Space or Twitter. If you or a family member believe that you have been the victim of libel or slander, then your first course of action should be to take advice from a solicitor via Lawmatch who specialise in defamation cases such as this. They will advise you on the best action to take to get the statement retracted, obtain apologies, prevent future repetition and possibly claim compensation.
Defamation: Libel & Slander
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