Constructive, Efficient, and Effective Dispute Resolution
The majority of the time, defamation disputes are resolved by the delivery of Concerns Notice for the purposes of making an offer to make amends pursuant to the Defamation Act 2005. We caution clients as to the seriousness of defamation and should you commence a claim, you have twelve (12) months from the date of the publication(s) was/were made to institute court proceedings. Should you fail to do so, you may be statutorily barred from obtaining any consideration before the court due to the expiration of that time period.
We Have Experts Who Closely Follow Changes In The Law
We can assist with both pursuing defamation actions and a range of defences provided for in the Defamation Act including:
Our defamation experts keep themselves updated with changes in the law, including the 1 July reforms of the Defamation Act as well as recent High Court cases which explored the use of social media in the publication or spread of potentially defamatory imputations or material. Should you be served with or wish to issue a Concerns Notice or defamation claim, we recommend that you immediately seek legal advice in protecting your interests.