Do you need a specialist defamation law solicitor?

Contact Law has a network of expert lawyers who can advise you on any defamation matter, whether it be libel or slander. Our solicitors can also act for you in regards to other media-related matters including privacy, social media, reputation management, copyright, and phone and computer hacking.

A recent privacy matter to hit the press in March 2018 was in relation to the practices of Sunday Times investigator John Ford. So if you have you been the subject of a Sunday Times story which you believe may have involved alleged phone hacking, blagging, or bank interceptions, please do get in touch with us.

Libel and slander claims can be complex: you need to ensure that you use a specialist defamation solicitor. A general civil law solicitor may offer to do the work for you, but it is important that your solicitor has experience in similar cases. In some cases our solicitors can act on a conditional fee basis.

Our defamation lawyers are also experienced at giving practical advice to publishers and broadcasters on pre-publication issues.

Our specialist solicitors can advise in relation to the following aspects of media law:

1) Defamation

This is comprised of libel and slander. Libel is the publication of an untrue allegation which causes serious harm to reputation, and slander is a damaging allegation by way of an untrue oral statement.

2) Malicious falsehood

Untrue allegations that do not relate to reputation, but can nonetheless be damaging, come under the defamation law of malicious falsehood. Malicious falsehood is the publication of statements known by the publisher to be untrue, which cause financial loss to the claimant.

3) Privacy

Each individual has the right to respect of their privacy with regards to his or her own private life, family matters and correspondence. An infringement of an individual's private life will involve the wrongful disclosure of matters that are private.

4) Phone and Computer Hacking

Our expert solicitors have acted in the recent phone hacking scandal involving the press, including several landmark cases which featured record damages awards.

5) Copyright

Our lawyers have extensive experience of protecting copyright and acting in infringement of copyright claims.
Our solicitors can:

  • Advise both claimants and defendants, once publication has occurred on the legal effect of the words in question and on the appropriate level of damages payable for publication of damaging material
  • Guide our clients through any available defences
  • Advise clients of ways to avoid liability for any of the above causes of action and can provide legal clearance of copy before publication
  • Provide advice for employers with regards to an employer's liability for the actions of their employees and advise on policies and contractual obligations to put in place

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