The team at Meyer Vandenberg has extensive experience in dealing with defamation matters, both from a complainant and accused perspective.
The old saying goes ‘sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me‘. But here at Meyer Vandenberg, we know that sometimes that could not be further from the truth. Defamatory comments have the potential to destroy lives and livelihoods. Quick, assertive action needs to be taken at the outset to limit the damage caused.
Defamation law is complex, being once described by Justice Ipp of the New South Wales Court of Appeal as having ‘legal forms and practices unknown anywhere else … [with] its own dialect and adopted esoteric customs… [and] pleadings… as complex, as pedantic and as technical as anything known to Dickens’.
Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the complexities to explain your legal position and options, and then work with you to protect your reputation, set the record straight and get you the compensation you deserve.