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Defamation Claims

defamationAt Tormeys Solicitors we are aware of the ever changing modes of modern communication particularly with the growth of online media sites and social networking.  We are mindful that defamatory statements can spread extremely fast and can have an harmful affect on a person’s reputation instantaneously.

What is defamation?

A defamatory statement is one which “tends to injure a persons reputation in the eyes of reasonable members of society”. In order for a statement to be deemed defamatory it must be:-

  1. Published,
  2. It must refer to the Complainant,
  3. It must be false.

This is a complex area of law, however, our team of solicitors will advise you in respect pursing a defamation action.