Slander law


Slander is one of the two different types of defamation. Slander occurs when someone says something untrue about you that is damaging to your reputation, and other people hear what is said. The spoken word is not the only form of communication that could constitute slander – it could be a gesture or other performance that is not recorded.

In this section we have set out some useful information on:

  • What is slander?
  • The elements of a slander claim
  • How to make a claim
  • Online slander

Possibly the most difficult aspect about making a slander claim is that you need to be able to prove that you actually suffered a loss; for libel, you don’t need to prove loss. It can be difficult providing evidence to support this.

Before making a claim for slander you should be sure that you understand what is required to prove a claim. It is advisable to seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor.

For expert legal advice, please call us on 0800 1777 162 and let us put you in contact with an experienced solicitor who understands your case. Our service is free.

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