Defamation, Libel & Slander Solicitors | Irwin Mitchell

If you or your business is the victim of defamation or slander, you need expert advice from a team of lawyers who can work quickly to defend your reputation. Our experts can also help you to defend a claim if someone has accused you of defamation or slander.

Slander is the name given to oral defamation, while words published or broadcast are treated as written defamation, more commonly referred to as libel. Defamation, in either form, is the use of language that injures the good name or reputation of another person or business.

We understand that the cost of a defamation, libel or slander case is not just financial. You could also lose time defending yourself and miss business opportunities because of the damage caused by the allegations. We can help you resolve a defamation or slander case as quickly and efficiently as possible, allowing you to re-focus on your career, your business and your family.

Specialist Defamation, Libel And Slander Solicitors

If you or your business is the victim of defamation or slander, good legal advice is essential. Our experienced solicitors will be able to assist you in the following areas:

  • Libel
  • Slander
  • Malicious falsehood
  • Pre-publication advice

Any of these claims may be made in relation to statements made in:

  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Television and radio broadcasts
  • Emails
  • Websites, including internet chatrooms
  • Employee references
  • Advertising material

Our expert team of lawyers will work closely with you and fight every step of the way to help clear your name and relieve unnecessary distress.

If you are concerned about publishing statements that could result in allegations of defamation, you should contact us. Our experts can provide pre-publication advice and make sure you understand the implications and consequences of anything that you publish.

We understand that costs may be a worry but we will help you plan a financial budget and anticipate any costs associated with loss of earnings and missed business opportunities.

Working with constant focus and dedication to each of our clients, we provide practical and insightful advice. Boasting an outstanding litigation track record, our defamation, libel and slander solicitors have successfully acted for a wide range of prominent individuals and organisations, including universities and football clubs.

As one of the UK’s most successful and respected law firms, we offer a commercially-minded approach and will work tirelessly to protect your interests whether they are personal or professional.