What is defamation?
If you have been the victim of defamation, it can be important to act quickly to defend your reputation and save your good name – and that is where our expert team can help.
Defamation is the act of using language to damage someone’s good reputation – if the defamatory words are spoken they are classified as slander, if they are written and published or broadcast they are classified as libel – and you may have a right to defend yourself against false claims made about you, however they are delivered.
At George Ide, we understand that defamation does not simply hurt your feelings, but can cause real damage to your personal or professional reputation, lead to significant financial loss, missed business or work opportunities, and earn you an undeserved bad name with family, friends and colleagues.
How can we help as your defamation solicitors?
Our experienced team will act swiftly to resolve your case and restore your good name as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. We are on your side every step of the way to offer a focussed, personal service that puts your best interests at the heart of the matter at all times.
We can also help if you have been accused of making defamatory statements, either as slander or libel and, if you are unsure in advance about the implications of publishing you opinions – in a book or article, for example – our experts can provide pre-publication advice to clarify and help you mitigate any potentially libellous elements of your work.
Always on your side
However you are involved in a slander or libel defamation claim, we are on your side.
From start to finish, we will advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective course of action – we are passionate about preserving your best interests and striving to achieve your best-possible outcome.
Whenever practical, we will seek to resolve your case with the minimum amount of distress and expense and, by communicating regularly and in plain English, we will make sure you remain firmly in control of the process every step of the way.
Why choose us as your defamation lawyers?
Our dispute resolution lawyers have a wealth of experience in all manner of defamation cases. We pride ourselves on getting to know our clients personally and forging the strong relationships we believe are essential in order to represent your best interests in everything we do.
You can count on us for consistently excellent top-quality advice and support at all times and, as a valued client of our leading full-service law firm, you will have access to extensive and dependable legal and financial expertise from professionals you already know you can trust.
If you are involved in a defamation case, or are concerned about the future implications of something you want to say, contact us as soon as possible – timely advice, given in confidence, can make all the difference.
To find out how our expert dispute resolution team can help, call us on 01243 786668 or click here. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly using the details shown.
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On a personal note : Thanks for everything you have done, some may say you are just doing your job but the support you offered both in the structure you set up to get me fit again, as well as the emotional counsel you gave got me through one of the most difficult and frightening situations I had dealt with to date. I will certainly be highly recommending you to anyone else that needs such a service. You are a great asset to the firm and hope they know that!Simon Horn
Dear Paul. Thank you for you email. I am so pleased that everything has finally come to an acceptable solution. I am grateful for all your attention throughout. I have, at all times, felt supported by yourself and your firm and confident that you were working in my best interests to resolve the claim.Kind Regards Janet
On April 9th 2010 it was my turn to be involved in a traffic accident with an uninsured driver. Although my injury was only a minor back injury, I wanted to be able to claim some sort of compensation if only for some treatment of physiotherapy. George Ide LLP, appointed by my insurance company, have been absolutely superb in representing my claim for personal injury against the Motor Insurance Bureau. With the expertise of Paul Lewis, Head of Accident Management, he has managed to increase the original offer made by the MIB almost threefold. It has been a long process, as Paul advised from the outset, but has been worthwhile and rewarding. I do hope that I do not need to use Paul’s expertise ever again, but know that if I do I would be in the hands of a very capable and friendly team.Ms H
I would like to inform you that I have received the money and I am very happy about the amount. I would like to thank you for the help and for always having time to write back to my emails. You were always in contact with me. I will recommend you and only you to my friends. Regards,Anna Pomorska
Right from the beginning of my journey to claim for compensation for my injuries after being knocked off my bike by a car driver, Paul Lewis has been a tower of strength. His advice, guidance and care in ensuring my claim proceeded smoothly has been First Class. Always promptly keeping me informed of progress by email. A friendly, compassionate listening ear when needed to my worries and concerns. Helping and guiding me every step of the way. I have received the best possible advice throughout, resulting in an excellent outcome, expertly and tenaciously negotiated for me by Paul. Thank You.Mrs Marion Smith
Dear Paul. Thank you so much for negotiating a satisfactory sum (exactly as you had predicted) and I am very grateful to have had the benefit of your excellent service throughout this ordeal. Horrid though it was, your expertise and guidance were of immense help. We can now happily put this whole thing behind us and finally move on. With very warm thanks and best wishes.Michael Tudor
I would just like to say that it has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few years and thank you so much for all your help and support. You have been fantastic. You have certainly been more helpful than I could have possibly hoped.Sarah Finley
Dear Mr Lewis. First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your team about the hard work, time and money which you spent to deal with my claim. I agree with you that the settlement is reasonable enough and I know that you’ve did your best to get it.Plamen Krastev
Ian Oliver and Paul Lewis of George Ide Solicitors, and their appointed barrister, were outstanding in helping us defend an HMO licensing prosecution by a local authority. This was a complex matter which should never have been taken to trial by the local authority. However, thanks to the care, knowledge and tenacity shown by George Ide, the correct judgment was given. Thanks again for guiding us through this stressful experience.Ian Wiggett, Pace Property, Lettings & Management Ltd.
Just to confirm the safe receipt of the settlement money into my account,and also want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work not just regarding the fee but also treatment wich help me getting in track with normal life after the accident. Again many thanks for all your hard work.Mauricio Goncalves
Thank you for all your effort and excellent advice and work in this matter. It’s very much appreciated and I will certainly use you and your firm again in the future should I require legal services.Roger Koep
I have received the final settlement cheque and I am happy with this. Thanks again for your services. You’ve been excellent in every way. I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks.Fazal Mahmood Chishty
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