You can spend a lifetime building up your good name and reputation yet it might only take a moment to have it destroyed.
The Defamation Act 2009 is the primary legislation which protects your good name and it defines a defamatory statement as a statement that tends to injure a person’s reputation in the eyes of reasonable members of society. With the proliferation of online and social media, a defamatory statement can spead worldwide in an instant.
We were recently instructed by a client who discovered defamatory statements on a website. Within hours we had obtained an injunction shutting down the website and in the subsequent defamation action we obtained damages for our client in the sum of fifty thousand euro, the maximum jurisdiction of the circuit court, as well as all legal costs.
If you have been defamed, contact us for expert advice and assistance in protecting your reputation.