Why Google is now so fundamental to Professional Reputation – Digitalis

23 06 2015

google-sign-9-e1358333567693We all use search engines on a daily basis and Google et al appear to be coming under increasing fire from all sides in terms of the content they return in their listings for people and businesses. Libel claimants assume the world has seen the defamatory accusations of their opponents online, often through Google, but quantifying the impact – generically or specifically – has often been difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

Proving “Serious Harm” under the Defamation Act 2013: The “Serious Harm Report” – Dave King

17 06 2015

reputation_iconThe result of section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 is that a claimant in a defamation case must now establish that a publication “has caused or is likely to cause” serious harm to his or her reputation.  A common law damage was presumed and the proof of the existence of serious harm is potentially a difficult hurdle for a claimant to overcome.  The standard defendant response to a letter before action now usually involves a demand that the claimant identifies evidence of serious harm. Read the rest of this entry »