Online Defamation

The occurrence of defamation on the internet is a fast growing problem.  It affects businesses and individuals, and there is an increasing need for both to seek legal protection.

The Defamation Act

The Defamation Act 2013 consolidated some of the law in this area, but it remains complex: Beyond establishing defamation, it is also necessary to identify the right party to take action against.  Owing to the surge in the amount of web sites relying heavily on user-driven content in the form of posts, reviews, blogs and comments, this is not straightforward.

If you are seeking to have defamatory content removed from the internet, or compensation for harm caused to your business or personal reputation it is recommended that you seek legal advice.  At rhw we have the expertise to help you.

Defamation Issue? Contact us

rhw offer a comprehensive Dispute Resolution package and can assist with matters of defamation.

Contact guildford@rhw.co.uk or call us on 01483 302000

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