In the ever-evolving world of technology, we are surrounded by news, speculation and gossip.

The advancement and growth of social media, websites and mobile devices provides us with extensive communication channels to share comments with third parties. Whilst there are undoubtedly benefits to these advances, we are also faced with the increased risks of being exposed to, or being the victim of, defamatory or libellous publications.  

Defamation can occur when someone says, writes or communicates in another way, for example via Social Media, a statement that can damage your personal or professional reputation in the opinion of members of society. The publication must be made to third parties and must cause serious harm for it to be considered by the Court as being defamatory.

Any claim must be brought within 1 year of the publication being made, so it is important to seek legal advice quickly if you believe yourself or your company to be the victim of defamation.

At Kirwans, you have access to defamation experts who will advise on whether you have the basis to bring a claim in defamation and thereafter effectively guide you on your legal journey.

With extensive experience in successfully representing clients across the UK in defamation cases involving social media, the press and online technology, you have the expertise you need, when you need it most.

To find out more about our services and how Kirwans can help you,  contact a member of our Dispute Resolution team today on 0151 608 9078 or complete our online enquiry form.

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