Whether a statement is defamatory and tarnish your reputation or simply a proper expression of opinion depends on the circumstances and context the statement was made.
Reputation is a valuable asset for any business or individual. The stigma of the defamatory statement, if left uncontradicted, will forever be associated with you in people’s minds and on the internet. It is therefore important to protect your business or brand reputation from unfair reputational attacks.
In case allegations of defamation have been used as a means to silence opinions and discussions, it is equally important to defend the freedom of speech and the right to express your opinions.
Our litigation team understands the sensitivity and emotions that underlie circumstances leading up to making such a statement, and the possibility of media coverage which might further exacerbate the situation. We work with you to understand your concerns and assess and advise you the best course of action and strategy to take.