Defamation and reputation management

Reputations are hard earned. Whether a client is an individual or a business the team can work quickly to defend their reputation. Now more than ever before published words are disseminated far and wide with ease. The potential for harm is only a click or two away be that from a disgruntled ex-employee, misinformed media outlet, competitor or person holding a grudge.

The Dispute Resolution service understands that damage to reputation can have a knock-on effect to business opportunities, social standing and even finances. Foremost clients need access to good practical advice to resolve the defamation issue as quickly and efficiently as possible to avoid interfering with their business or personal life.

Boyes Turner has experience in dealing with:

  • Libel – permanent publications in writing such as online posts, newspaper articles, or broadcast items.
  • Slander – spoken words.
  • Malicious falsehood – the publication of false statements with the intent to cause under the effect of causing financial harm.


The Dispute Resolution team regularly provides advice on defamation actions for claimants and defendants seeking specialist expertise without the premium London pricing of the most well known libel firms.

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The latest edition of The UK Legal 500, the leading guide to law firms in the UK, was released recently. In it Boyes Turner performed well with nine of its teams achieving the highest possible ranking, 24 lawyers being ”recommended” and seven lawyers awarded coveted “leading individual” status. The firm once again also ranked as one of the UK’s heavyweight regional law firms.

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Development & House Building workshop

16/09/2019 - BY INVITE ONLY: Boyes Turner partner Derek Ching will lead discussions to cover topics such as how to make selling new homes easier, and help to buy procedures - things to watch out for.

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Strategies tech companies are using to facilitate growth: Going international

18/09/2019 - Technology companies look to expand overseas for different reasons. Some companies will be exploring new markets or following their customers overseas; others may look at building overseas teams to fill gaps in their talent pool.

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Employment Webinar: Case Law update

19/09/2019 - Our September webinar focuses on recent employment cases hitting the headlines from both the UK and European courts.

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Boyes Turner are proud to have received the following awards and recognition.

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