What is media defamation?


Media defamation: what is it and how do you know if you have a right to sue? Throughout many aspects of defamation can cause problems to both those defamed and those being threatened with litigation.

When a person has made a false statement that will lower the public opinion of, shame or ridicule an individual or company causing them a loss, then that person has been defamatory. Often in press media defamation cases are rife as those who are victim to false stories in gossip magazines have a cause to sue. However, this is not the only media defamation is problematic in: personal blogs and social networking sites have acted as a forum in which people make false and defamatory statements. Defamation solicitors are able to give you legal advice.

Media defamation: how to act

If you feel someone has attacked you or your business through a false direct statement or even insinuation with imagery, you may have been subject to media defamation. In order to be compensated you will have to prove that public opinion of you or your business has been lowered by this comment and that you have suffered a loss (i.e. monetary). Nevertheless, defamation is a complex area of law and each case is judged, by a jury, on its own merits. and so it is essential that you seek one of the specialist defamation solicitors.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on media defamation then Caven can put you in touch with local specialist defamation solicitors free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local defamation solicitors please call us at 08001 221 2299 or complete the web-form above.

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