As lawyers practising in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, we have noticed that defamation is an increasing problem for many people who live and work here. Defamation law is a very technical legal area and, for that reason, it is often not well understood.
Simply put, defamation occurs when someone either writes or makes a false statement about you that has the effect of damaging your reputation or your business reputation. A libel is written defamation and slander is spoken or verbal defamation. Slander can happen in many different circumstances: it may be one person talking to your friends, co-workers or even potential clients or it may be a radio or TV program broadcast to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
If someone writes a libellous statement about you or your business in a publication as minor as a letter, an email, or a community newsletter or as major as a Vancouver newspaper or, in what is perhaps the widest publication vehicle of all, the Internet, they should be liable for the consequences of the damage done.
You do not have to be famous to have a reputation worth protecting. Your reputation matters and when someone defames you, we understand that swift and decisive action needs to be taken to protect it.
We are Vancouver based defamation lawyers who recognize that, no matter who you are or how large or small your business, your reputation is important. We know how to protect and defend your reputation. If you have questions or think someone may have harmed you or your company’s good name, you can rely on Railtown’s defamation lawyers.