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If you have been the victim of libel or slander and your reputation has been adversely affected, you may be entitled to damages. The law of defamation is concerned with protecting the reputations from the publication or utterance of false or misleading statements. Libel is written defamation and slander is verbal defamation. The expert defamation solicitors at McCartan Turkington Breen are available to help protect your reputation and to seek compensation. We can also advise on defending allegations of defamation. We offer a free, confidential and no obligation initial consultation. Contact us and let us know how we can help.

Slander & libel compensation

Belfast & Northern Ireland

In this era of digital communication, the ways in which defamatory statements can be published are seemingly endless. Digital and social media platforms have the potential to reach millions of people instantaneously and by their nature allow users to publish statements with a false sense of anonymity. When digital communication is used maliciously or carelessly, the damage to a reputation can be immediate and widespread.

We can help victims of libel or slander get:

  • The highest amount of compensation possible.
  • Damages for loss of opportunity.
  • A public retraction and apology.
  • Secure an injunction to prevent further defamation.

We understand how stressful dealing with defamation can be. Reputational damage can impact your personal life, relationships and employment and can be difficult to repair. Our expert solicitors are readily available to work with you to secure damages, restore and protect your reputation, and ensure that justice is done.

The defamation claims process

We strive to take the stress and worry out of your claim, so that you can focus on what’s important to you, whilst at the same time keeping you up to date with the material developments in your case. The process and timescales differ from case to case, but you can rest assured that your defamation solicitor will ensure every action is taken with a view to progressing towards the best possible outcome as quickly as possible.

Speak with a defamation solicitor

If an individual or organisation has attacked or harmed your reputation in the form of libel or slander, contact us without delay. There are strict time limits in place to pursue legal action and you may have as little as one year to act. Our initial consultations are free of charge, confidential and without obligation. How can we help?

Defamation defence solicitors

McCartan Turkington Breen can also help if you are faced with a claim for defamation or if you require advice before communicating something that you fear could later be claimed to be defamatory either by way of libel or by slander.


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