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Defamation, Privacy, Media & Reputation Management

Blacks Solicitors deal with all types of issues involving defamation, cyber-squatting, privacy, malicious falsehood, and confidentiality, and can advise you on how to best handle the situation.

The reputation of a business and its employees, including its directors, shareholders and partners, is an important asset which requires protection, and privacy laws exist to protect individuals from unwanted and unjustified attention.

Our specialist team can advise on any attacks to you and your company’s reputation and, where appropriate, liaise with public relations experts to counteract any negative impact.

Defamation

Has the reputation of your business been undermined or damaged by a false report, or by a wrong connection or association?

Defamation arises where something is communicated either by spoken words or in writing that makes people think badly of your business.

In order to bring a claim for defamation, the statement published has to be factually incorrect, damaging to reputation, and causing serious harm.

A claim for libel covers ‘permanent’ publications such as written allegations in a newspaper, allegations broadcast on television or radio, or allegations posted online or on social media.

A claim for slander covers spoken words and/or gestures.

There is a strict one year time limit to bring a claim from the date of publication and therefore expert advice should be sought at once.

Our team have experience in representing the interests of companies against national newspapers and the mainstream media, in a wide range of defamation claims. In addition to claims for damages, we can also assist in securing corrections, apologies, and undertakings not to repeat the statements.

 

For more information about how we can help you with defamation, cyber-squatting, privacy, or malicious falsehood, please email or call Blacks Solicitors’ Commercial Dispute Resolution team today on 0113 207 0000.

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What our clients say

  • Committed and experienced team which offers first rate advice at reasonable cost in commercial dispute resolution. Team leaders are comfortable across industry and there is a sense that they know the business as well as the relevant law.

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  • Paula Moses was impeccable in regards to working on my case, she always met timelines and did everything she said she would whilst working with me. She always kept me updated and informed me on the next step we needed to accomplish. She managed to resolve my dispute when multiple solicitors before could not. There has not been a single quality in Paula I could fault as she has simply been the best. She is honestly amazing at her job and goes out of her way to complete her task. She is very reliable, patient and compassionate with her clients and does her absolute most to resolve any issues you are having within your case.

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  • Yat Wong provides sound advice whilst at the same time ensuring the commercial aspects of the dispute remain in the client.

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  • Alex Hall was the brilliant individual who I predominately worked with and she was very calm in what was quite a pressured situation and had an ability to cut to the chase in terms of her advice and the key salient points.

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  • Our experience with Aimee Hutchinson has always been fantastic. She is incredibly knowledgeable, especially in our field of work. She is also extremely thorough, and most importantly we trust her to deliver.

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  • Darren Morgan is our partner and he understands our issues at hand and gets us to a better place with often cantankerous opposing sides in the most effective manner.

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  • Luke Patel is stand-out. Really good lawyer and strategist. Strong personality who leads from the front and good to have in your corner. Impressive success rate.

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  • Our experience with Aimee Hutchinson has always been fantastic. She is incredibly knowledgeable, especially in our field of work. She is also extremely thorough, and most importantly we trust her to deliver.

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  • Aimee Hutchinson is without doubt one of the most tenacious, professional but personable solicitors I have dealt with. She can be very tough when needed, almost without the other side realising, but always maintains respectful cordial relations to get the deal over the line. A very rare commodity in someone so young.

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  • I will only use Blacks Solicitors for all of my business requirements. Not only have they helped set my Charity Up they have also given me fantastic advise whenever it has been needed. Big Thank you to Alex Hall and Darren Morgan.

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  • Thank you so much to Clare Castillo you achieved the result me and my wife have been trying for years on a boundary dispute, you always kept us informed and the advice given superseded our expectations thank you Clare and blacks solicitors highly recommend this company 10/10.

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  • First rate commercial lawyers with good client skills.

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  • I have found them to be very good at what they do and always willing to ‘dumb down’ anything so that you can fully understand each process along the way.  As I have limited knowledge of legal matters currently, this is really beneficial and has helped me to gain further knowledge just through their explanations and help.

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  • Whenever anybody mentions solicitors to me, I say you can’t go better than Tina Tosney at Blacks Solicitors.

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  • Luke Patel is a first-rate litigator. He is strategic and enthusiastic and works very well with his team to get the best out of them. Luke shows real commitment to the client and works very hard to achieve favourable outcomes. He clearly thrives on the cut and thrust of commercial litigation.

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  • Luke Patel has a loyal client base and for good reason. He is personable, knowledgeable, persistent and very good at his job.

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  • The entire team at Blacks is very friendly, efficient and robust. The practice seems to really care about its clients.

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  • We really appreciated your help. Good work. That is twice your firm have helped us out of a tight corner and considering our trade, I expect we will be a back again.

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  • We cannot adequately convey our gratitude to Luke Patel and his team for the overwhelming support and hard work for bringing us to our success.

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  • I wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the company of how you treated me and my case I cannot recommend you both highly enough. I look forward to meeting again in 28 days.

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  • It has been a hard two years in terms of money on our part and effort on your part. One thing that sustained us was your indefatigable energy and skills in confronting a determined organisation who did not listen to reason.

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  • The quality of the service was excellent. We were kept up to date throughout our one year experience.

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  • Luke was very personable, professional, measured and met all our expectations. The strategy and tactics he deployed from day one were carefully thought out. He gave us clear and honest advice throughout and informed us of the options available to us at each stage of the litigation. He was able to deliver his “killer blow” at the right time which caused the opponents to come to the table and do a deal.  I would have no hesitation recommending him or using him, and Blacks, should the need ever arise again.

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  • As always Luke was at once incisive, caring and comprehensive in providing a legal solution in the most concise and cost-efficient way possible. He is a man of great integrity, sincerity and poise. In my experience, he acts in his client’s best interests always. My go to lawyer.

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