Defamation may result when a false communication is made, the result of which is to expose the subject matter of the communication, be it an individual or a business, to ridicule, scorn or contempt. A communication may be considered defamatory if it tends to harm the subject of the communication by lowering him in the estimation of the community or by causing third parties to avoid associating or dealing with them.

JSS Barristers has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation actions. We have represented individuals against high level politicians in defamation actions and also acted for professionals whose reputations are their livelihood and therefore must be protected. We have acted for companies and organizations accused of uttering defamatory statements. Issues relating to the defences of qualified and absolute privilege, malice and the calculation of damages can be complex in defamation actions. At JSS Barristers, we have the experience and knowledge to thoroughly advise and represent our clients.

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