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Expert Defamation Solicitors in Manchester
It can take a lifetime to build your reputation – yet it can be destroyed in less than a minute!
This situation has been exacerbated by the speed of online publications and social media alongside traditional media outlets.
At United Solicitors, we know exactly what to do, and we are here to help you do it. Helping to restore the damage is what our specialist team does best, so you know you can trust us to make things right.
What is Defamation?
Defamation occurs when a statement that refers to an identifiable legal person is published to a third party that has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the identified person’s reputation.
Serious harm to reputation is capable of being inferred from the words published. It is for the Claimant to show serious harm to reputation. The starting point is that the statements complained of are accepted as being false – it is open to the defendant to argue that the statements complained of are true, but the burden is on the defendant to show this.