Defamation is when somebody has spread untruths about you that damages your reputation. Unless you have to act promptly in stopping the damage, the Defamation Act normally requires you to use the procedures provided for in the Defamation Act. This means that a letter will be provided initially (concerns notice) advising the other party to stop spreading the lies. If this is not adhered to, court proceedings will have to be instituted.
If you have received a concerns notice under the Defamation Act and you need to respond to it, we can do it for you and ensure that the matter either ends right there or are progressed in the best way for you. If you have been defamed on Facebook or the internet, we could take the necessary steps to have the posts removed immediately and sue the other party for the compensation that you may be entitled to.
Contact Stephens & Tozer today for the legal advice you need.