What We Do
We help you with your defamation claim.
We can ask a Court to Order the defamatory statement about you taken down and no more are made.
We can issue a Libel Notice and bring a defamation lawsuit against someone defaming you.
We can mount a vigorous defence against any claim of defamation made against you.
If your case qualifies, we can bring an Anti-SLAPP motion to have the lawsuit against you dismissed right away.
What is Defamation?
Defamation is when someone makes a statement that lowers the reputation of someone else.
The statement can be online, in an email, in a letter, in the newspaper, or anywhere else.
Defamation is a complex area of law full of deadlines, loopholes, rules, and exceptions to rules.
Defamation can include, online postings (including Facebook), cyber bullying, articles, and more.
We can help you if:
Someone has defamed you; or
Someone is accusing you of defaming them.
Defending Against a Defamation Lawsuit
Are you being sued for defamation? To defend against a defamation lawsuit, you must convince judge that, either:
a) You did not make the defamatory statement;
b) The statement is not directed toward the Plaintiff; or
c) The statement meets the requirements of one of the established defences to defamation such as
Fair Comment, Truth/Justification, Absolute Privilege, or Qualified Privilege.
If the expression is made in relation to a matter of public interest, the case may be dismissed as a SLAPP suit.
Contact us now if you have been served with a defamation claim.
Suing For Defamation
Do you need to sue for defamation? To win a defamation case, you must convince a judge that:
a) the expressed words lowered your reputation in the eyes of a reasonable person;
b) the words are published, meaning that they were communicated to at least one person; and
c) the words were expressed about you.
Generally, defamation is divided into two categories:
(1) Libel – Someone writes and distributes something defamatory about someone else
(2) Slander – Someone says something defamatory about someone else.