Defamation

Defamation

If someone has publically damaged your reputation or if you are being accused of having damaged someone else’s reputation, Brydens Lawyers can help you.

Defamation occurs when something is published, either in writing or verbally or by some other means of communication, and has the effect of or leads to the damaging of a person’s reputation.  The defamation laws are designed to protect a person’s reputation.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?

For a defamation action to succeed there are three elements which must be established ultimately to the court’s satisfaction. They are:

1. The information was published by the proposed defendant.
2. The material which was published identifies the plaintiff and;
3. The material which was published and identifies the plaintiff is defamatory.

Any person or legal entity including local governments, companies and incorporated associations can be liable for defamation. It is also open to the person defamed to bring proceedings against those who contributed to the publication of the defamatory material which could include the original author of the material, the publisher, journalists, television and/or radio stations who also are complicit in the publication of the defamatory material.

WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO CLAIM?

There is a very strict time limit of one year from the publication of the defamatory material for the purpose of commencing proceedings. In the event that you have been defamed it is imperative that you contact Brydens Lawyers as soon as possible for expert legal advice and representation to determine whether a claim is available and if so, the way forward.

WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?

You should contact Brydens Lawyers if you are the victim of defamatory statements being made publically against you.

WHAT IS YOUR
NEXT STEP?

Contact Brydens Lawyers to arrange a consultation to discuss the defamatory conduct.

WHY ARE BRYDENS LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?

If you are looking for a lawyer who has experience in Defamation law, you should contact Brydens Lawyers. Our Commercial Team have a history of protecting clients from reputational damage and in providing advice in relation to reputational risk.

WE DO DEFAMATION LAW WELL. HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:

Brydens Lawyers have acted for individuals, corporations, media and business figures in defamation cases.

We have acted for employees who have been defamed by their employers by publishing defamatory statements in the workplace.

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