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Tim Newsome


Head of Dispute Resolution

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Has your reputation been attacked?

Is an unfair review losing you customers?

Your professional reputation is one of your most valuable assets. If you feel this has been damaged by the words or actions of another person, causing you loss, you may want to put the record straight publicly and prevent further harm.

Depending on how the statements were made you could make an application to court and claim compensation for libel or slander:

  • libel is where the alleged defamation is written in print, such as in a newspaper or posted on the internet.
  • slander is where the alleged defamation is spoken, such as on television or from one person to another.

At Myers & Co our dispute resolution solicitors have extensive experience of advising and representing individuals and businesses that feel their reputation has been tarnished by defamatory statements. We can apply to court for an injunction against any further defamation, ask for a retraction of a statement and claim compensation.

We have helped a range of clients from a local restaurant defending its reputation against an unfair review in a national newspaper, to acting in matters involving international sports personalities in claims against newspapers and internet forums.

The rapid growth of online social media and review sites has created a whole new environment where brand and reputation needs to be protected. Our lawyers will advise you of your options and the most cost-effective course of action to seek redress.

Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, our specialist team has helped a wide range of businesses resolve commercial disputes. For further advice contact Myers & Co on 01782 577000.

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