Defamation, Slander & Libel

Slander is a verbal untrue statement against you or your firm’s reputation whereas libel is when it’s in written form. Both come under the umbrella term of defamation.

Have you been the subject of defamatory remarks?

Has your company been subjected to malicious and/or libellous remarks on a review site?

Do you want to find out if you have a viable case but don’t know where to turn or who to approach? Then April King have a fast and cost-effective way for you to find out if you have a case.

Then talk to us. We have a speedy and cost-effective way for you to find out whether you have a strong case and what steps you can take to resolve the matter.

You have the right to respond and protect your reputation. These kinds of remarks represent a hostile attack – and being on the receiving end can be very distressing. A third party may think they can hide behind “free speech” but free speech ends when it becomes defamatory. At its core, it’s a form of bullying designed to intimidate and adversely impact the intended individual or business.

Why choose April King Legal

Book your expert video call today

We can book you in for a same-day or next-day video call with a specialist barrister for a fixed fee of £360, inclusive of VAT.

This meeting will last no longer than an hour but will give you the reassurance of knowing that a lawyer experienced in this practice area has listened to your case, offered their professional and realistic view as to its merits and then advised a way forward.

It will be an informal meeting, based on a brief summary of the issue that you will provide in advance. A friendly member of the April King team will also be on the video call with you and will communicate with you both before and after the meeting with the barrister to offer support and guidance. This is all included in the fixed fee of £360.

At the end of the meeting, you may wish to pursue matters further with the barrister so we will then arrange a second call with more in-depth background papers/screenshots of the offending statements. A fixed fee for this (and any subsequent meeting) with the barrister will be provided in advance for you so that you have a clear idea of costs, and can make an informed decision about next steps.

Book barrister consultation today

Why choose April King?

We work exclusively with a leading barrister’s chambers for all work requiring counsel.

Thanks to our relationship with them, this unique one-hour video conference with the barrister is available to our clients at specially discounted rates. You can be reassured that we work with barristers under the Bar Counsel Licensed Access Scheme who are all regulated by the Bar Standards Board to carry out such work on our behalf and that of our clients.

Doesn’t a barrister just work in court?

Usually yes, but changes in the way that barristers are allowed to practise now means that they can work directly with clients rather than through traditional solicitor firms. All barristers are insured and regulated.

Why a barrister and not a solicitor?

You may have an image of barristers as rather old-fashioned, Rumpole of the Bailey types. But all our barristers are friendly, highly trained and modern in their approach to helping clients and securing outcomes as well as being highly adept at advocacy and court procedures. They know and understand that they need to be bold and fight tirelessly for our clients.

At the end of the day, they are senior specialist lawyers and if you are in battle then it helps if you have the best advocates by your side. Our clients also find it quite reassuring to say to their friends and family “I have a barrister representing me.”

Are there any steps I should take now?

Yes, keep a record of everything and in particular take a screenshot of any offending statement if it’s in digital form, as well as keeping all relevant texts and phone messages. This will help your case. Make your appointment soon so as not to lose momentum.

What if the individual has posted anonymously?

Should things progress, there are several ways that we can identify the culprit. You may be surprised how much specialist Private Detectives can uncover, often very quickly and without the opposing party knowing anything about it. A request to the courts for an order to the internet service provider to disclose to individuals’ details may also be appropriate.

How do I book the video meeting with the barrister?

  • The first step is to give us a brief summary (no more than 500 words) of the issue by completing the box below.
  • Using the second box, tell us your preferred time and date for the appointment. Again, we know you will want answers fast and can usually arrange appointments for the same day or next day.
  • We will then book a barrister and call you to take payment of the fixed fee (£360 including VAT). A link will then be sent to you for your video call ahead of your chosen time and date. No download or special software is needed, just a mobile phone or computer that accepts video.

What to expect

Your video call with the barrister will include you, the barrister and a friendly member of the April King Support Team all on screen at the same time. We know that you may be a little apprehensive at this stage and we want to support you during this initial exploratory meeting.

Ready to take action?

Please complete the form below to book your barrister video call… you could be speaking to someone within the next few hours.

Video meeting with barrister

Call 0800 788 0500 and ask for the Defamation Team or you can email us at legal@aprilking.co.uk

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