Defamation, Libel and Slander

We have dealt with defamation and privacy costs cases for more than 20 years, pre and post The Defamation Act 1996 and under the 2013 Act. In that time, we have been progressed costs claims on behalf of numerous high profile individuals from fields as diverse as music, academia, film and television, and politics.

The development and use of electronic media over the years has led to a proliferation of claims, bringing in both new types of defendant and defences that have required a considerable re-alignment of the law, both common and statute, in order to try and deal with the myriad of problems that have arisen. The more recent phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and the challenges brought about by the increasing number of ‘news’ providers will no doubt continue to keep the libel bar busy for some time yet.

Afqar Dean has significant experience of Defamation and Privacy costs claims.

The DeNovo team are ready to assist so please contact us by phone on 020 3693 7186 or by email on