Libel

Libel is a form of defamation, which is in permanent form, usually in writing. You have been libelled if someone makes a statement about you which is untrue, which causes serious harm to your reputation. Libel can happen in many different contexts, including in letters, newspapers and magazines, but most commonly these days on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. Bringing a libel claim is an extremely complex undertaking. The time limits are tight, and you only have one year to issue a claim. Claims for libel can only be issued in the High Court, where the procedures must be strictly adhered to, and the costs of rectifying any problems with cases which are not started properly, can make them unviable. We have a team of niche libel lawyers with many years of experience in dealing with libel claims, and defences to libel claims, for a wide range of clients, including celebrities, politicians, publishers and sportspeople. Speak to an expert libel lawyer today about your case.