There is no single, definitive interpretation from a judge about what constitutes a defamatory statement - libel, the more lasting form (such as words), or slander (for example spoken words or gestures). An assessment we often use as lawyers is whether or not a statement complained of tends generally to lower the reputation of the injured party in the estimation of right-thinking members of society. At Fosters we understand that defamatory statements can be fatal to the livelihood of both business and individuals concerned about a reputation in peril.
We will help you consider all options including recourse to other legal remedies, for example those associated with malicious falsehood (used to protect economic interests where there is publication of false words that cause loss).
We will consider your case carefully to ensure we fully understand what you want to achieve and look to explore effective solutions early on, so you can get move on. At Fosters we recognise that this does not always mean following a litigation route.
Our lawyers will guide you through the sometimes complex process of resolving a dispute in a cost-effective, simplified manner that puts you in control.
We offer initial consultations to new clients at significantly reduced rates. We follow up on face-to-face advice in writing. Our aim is to give you the perspective you need to make an informed decision about how to move forward. We are happy to have an initial phone discussion (without obligation on you) to ascertain how best we can assist.
What we offer
Our experienced and skilled litigators will support and guide you through the dispute resolution process in a professional manner. We focus on resolving disputes quickly and proportionately without the need to resort to the expense of litigation if it can be avoided. If a court ordered remedy is the only realistic solution, we will ensure you get the advice and assistance you need.
We will listen to you and work out what you want to achieve. We aim to deliver your objective in a way you understand, one that offers commercial value and that will allow you to move on.
We represent clients in a variety of matters using carefully selected barristers and a range of trusted experts to assist in case investigation.
Fosters Solicitors Team of Litigation Lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in relation to any legal query or matter you may have. Call us on 01603 620508 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the department will be in touch very soon.
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