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Currently the UK is experiencing the worst viral pandemic in over 100 years. Normal life, by necessity has had to be placed on hold whilst, together, we battle this new threat to our prosperity and well being.

However, we at Lawyers4u are aware many of our clients have current ongoing legal proceedings and we wish to reassure and reconfirm our commitment to them.

Where legal proceedings are currently before the Courts we shall ensure that your interests are fully represented and that there will be no detrimental effect to your case because you are unable to attend scheduled hearings.

Further, new clients can continue to request our help in preparing new claims before the Court, be they as Claimant or Defendant.

Our professional legal teams are ready to help and we are in constant communication with the Courts so we are able to immediately advise our clients of any new developments.

At present the Courts are still allowing the filing of cases but, as to be expected, actual hearings are often conducted over the telephone.

However, in Civil Court Practice this is often the norm regardless. Civil Court hearings are primarily decided on the submitted statements of case and we at Lawyers4U pride ourselves on being amongst the forerunners in this drafting field.

So stay safe and be reassured that as an existing client we got you and if you have need of our services as a new client, we got you too.


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Defamation, Libel and Slander Explained

Defamation may be defined as the publication of a statement which tends to lower a person in the estimation of his peers. A defamatory statement or representation in permanent form is a libel, but if spoken by words or gestures, a slander.

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  • “…several years ago my daughter stole items of jewellery and money from her friends at work and their houses…she was suffering a mental breakdown… she was caught, charged and found guilty of theft…she was ordered to make good all the losses she had caused with compensation and ordered to attend a rehabilitation program…she is a different person now with a new job…one of her former friends has discovered were she works and has been putting up posters in the area with my daughters picture and the word THIEF…I know what my daughter did was wrong …we have been told there is little we can do about this because of my daughters conviction…can you advise…”

  • “… I work in a large office environment… one of my colleagues constantly sends inter-office emails portraying me as the butt of some joke… sometimes this takes the form of altered photographs with me in women’s clothing or some other derogatory pose…sometimes just a  “witty” comment…I always laugh it off because I do not want to be seen as having no sense of humour… my manager has told me I can go through a formal complaints procedure for defamation in the workplace…what is this…”


  • “…can you explain the doctrine of qualified privilege…as it equates to confidential senior management correspondence…”



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