Making a defamation claim
Suing for defamation can be a lengthy process, depending on whether the other party involved accepts fault or not.
Before you go to court, you’ll need to give them the opportunity to apologise. Often, the matter can be resolved with a retraction or an apology and you can avoid the expense and inconvenience of going to court.
If they deny the allegation, say their statement is true, or ignore the correspondence, you may want to take them to court. At this point, our experienced legal team will help you decide whether your claim is likely to succeed if you choose to issue proceedings to the High Court. We’ll support you, advise you on the options available and keep you updated on the estimated cost of pursuing your case.