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Protecting you and your business – a quick guide to defamation

A complex area of law, defamation is defined as an untrue statement that leads members of society to think less of you.

Defamation may occur, for example, when a disgruntled customer or competitor publishes exaggerated and distorted criticism of your business. At the same time, a media storm can erupt without warning, seemingly without any opportunity to control or stop it, even when the basis of the story or claims are false or misleading.

If you believe you have been the victim of defamation, our quick guide can help.


Find out

  • The different types of defamation
  • What you can do if you have been the victim of defamation
  • Whether you have a defamation case
  • How Linder Myers can help

Why choose Linder Myers?

Our lawyers have acted in a number of high-profile defamation claims, including for sporting and business figures. We have also defended claims on behalf of blue-chip companies, often in relation to publications which have been made online.

Our Commercial Litigation team can also provide pre-publication advice on the wording and content of material, where there is a risk of reputational damage.

We can advise individuals and companies on how to manage their reputations in the face of a media storm and unjustified publicity and are used to bringing and defending injunctions, often at short notice.

We can also advise clients on what to do when faced with a major data link and the steps which can be taken to protect confidential information.