Advice for instructing solicitors

Many people will turn up at their solicitor’s office seeking defamation-law advice. You may have drafted a will or completed a property transaction for them, and they trust you to give them sound advice.

Defamation, of course, is a specialist area of the law, in which causes of action or substantive defences turn invariably on the particular facts.

Speed is of the essence, both for claimants who seek to clear their reputation and defendants who may need to mitigate their liability.

If you would like the benefit of specialist counsel, we can be instructed to provide either specific advice, such as whether a claim is worth pursuing to Court or if early settlement might be reasonably achievable, or we can manage litigation right through the Court process: District Court, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court or mediation, where appropriate.