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Someone is saying untrue things about my business

If someone is spreading false allegations about your business it can have huge consequences, both reputationally and financially. Whether it is a negative review online or a damaging in-depth article in a newspaper, the repercussions may result in a downturn in profits, loss of contracts with customers or third parties or lead to a higher turnover of staff. In such circumstances your priorities are usually to:

a) identify the party responsible;

b) confirm they stop;

c) take measures to correct or withdraw the allegations; and

d) attain compensation of some form, such as damages or an apology 

The law of defamation exists to ensure the protection of companies who are the victim of damaging and false allegations being published about them.

To bring forward a claim you must prove that there has been publication of a statement about your business to a third party that has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to its reputation and has caused or is likely to cause serious financial loss.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

How can Vardags help?

Don’t assume that just because the defamatory allegations emanate from an anonymous individual or online account that you can’t do anything.

We regularly instruct private investigators and cyber experts who can work to uncover the identity of an anonymous attacker.

There are also legal options available for uncovering the identity of anonymous online users. In some circumstances it is possible to obtain an order from the Court requiring that an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or website host disclose the identity of the anonymous user.

Even if the anonymous user cannot be identified, there are still other options. It is possible to approach ISPs and website hosts to have content removed in certain circumstances, particularly if the content breaches their own Terms & Conditions.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

We regularly engage with publishers, ranging from established media publications through to bloggers, to seek the removal of defamatory allegations and the correction and rectification of inaccurate data.

ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and website hosts will also have content removed in certain circumstances, particularly if the content breaches their own Terms & Conditions.

We also have experience of engaging with Google to seek the removal of inaccurate or out of date information from their search results via the Google Right to Be Forgotten process.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

The law of defamation is there to protect companies who are the victim of untrue and damaging allegations being published about them.

To bring a claim you must prove that there has been publication of a statement about your business to a third party which has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to its reputation and has caused or is likely to cause serious financial loss.

We can work with you to discuss and quantify the nature and extent of the damage and assess whether you are able to bring a claim.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

In this situation it’s vital to act quickly to halt the spread of untrue allegations. We regularly engage with the media, both in the UK and internationally, to stop stories in their tracks. We frequently work alongside your existing communications advisors to put together a comprehensive strategy to mitigate reputational damage to you and your business.

If you think you may need our help, please call us right away. At an initial consultation we can give you preliminary advice, and plan how you might want to proceed.

Please call our confidential enquiry line on 020 7404 9390 to book a consultation. Lines are staffed 24 hours.

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