Defamation & Reputation

Defamation is the umbrella term which covers both libel and slander. When you are defamed, harm is caused to your reputation. If that harm is serious, and depending upon the context in which the untrue words have been published about you, it is possible that you could bring a claim for compensation and an injunction. Defamation claims are only dealt with by the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court. They are generally very complex and technical, and expert assistance is required to deal with defamation matters effectively.