Slander & Libel


Injury to your reputation as a result of libel or slander can be very significant.  Michael Batty and Ben Fox regularly advise upon and handle claims seeking damages for defamation and injunctions to prevent the publication of falsehoods. 


Recent examples of our work include:


Acting on behalf of a businessman in a successful claim for defamation against a newspaper and the writer of a letter that it had published. Obtaining damages, costs and a full and public apology;

Successfully defending a claim brought against an employer alleged to have defamed an employee within an employment reference; and

Recovering damages from a senior member of the judiciary and his wife for defaming our client by alleging improper conduct in relation to an application for planning permission.


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Michael Batty

Michael Batty


Ben Fox

Ben Fox


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