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Expert Defamation Solicitors in Manchester
Building a strong reputation takes a lifetime of effort, but it can be shattered in mere moments. In today’s digital age, where online publications and social media platforms spread information with lightning speed, the risk of defamation has become even more significant. At Primus Solicitors, we understand the gravity of this situation, and we are dedicated to helping you overcome the damage caused by defamation. With our specialist team by your side, you can trust us to set things right.
Defamation refers to the act of publishing false statements that harm the reputation of an identifiable individual, causing or likely to cause serious harm to their character. The harm to one’s reputation can be inferred from the published words. It is the claimant’s responsibility to demonstrate the seriousness of the damage inflicted. The initial assumption is that the statements in question are false, but the defendant has the opportunity to argue their truthfulness. However, the burden of proof rests on the defendant.
Slander pertains to temporary publications, typically spoken words, although it can extend to other forms of non-permanent expression. On the other hand, libel involves permanent written statements that leave a lasting impact.
When pursuing a libel or slander case, you have the right to sue any individual or entity responsible for publishing or disseminating the defamatory statements. This includes publishing companies and their editors, who play a significant role in the distribution of such content.
Bringing a defamation claim must be done within one year from the date of publication, except under exceptional circumstances. The court expects prompt action if genuine reputational harm has occurred.
While litigation remains an option, we strongly believe in avoiding it whenever possible, depending on the complexity of your case. At Primus Solicitors, we adopt a pragmatic approach, exhaustively exploring alternative avenues before considering litigation as a last resort.
Right from the outset, our goal is to provide you with exceptional value and minimise costs. We offer various funding options tailored to your specific case, and our dedicated team aims to alleviate as much stress and anguish as possible. Throughout the process, we remain by your side, providing unwavering support.
Year after year, we assist numerous clients in reclaiming their reputations. At Primus Solicitors, our priority is to provide clear, jargon-free advice and guidance, ensuring you remain in complete control of your case.
The time required to resolve your case will depend on its nature and complexity. Rest assured that we will provide you with clear advice from the beginning and keep you fully informed of any issues that may arise during the resolution process.
Primus Solicitors takes pride in offering expeditious, highly skilled, and budget-friendly dispute resolution services. We understand the urgency of resolving conflicts and provide swift solutions without compromising on quality. Our team of experts is dedicated to achieving efficient and effective resolutions for your legal disputes.
If you require legal assistance or have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. At Primus Solicitors, we are here to help you navigate through your legal challenges. Contact us today to schedule a complementary assessment or to discuss your specific situation. Our team of experienced solicitors is ready to provide you with the support and guidance you need.