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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this today.
For now please let me know what is it you would like to achieve?
Do i have good reason to seek legal council, the assault took place indoors with only one witness and three children. My fear, how do i find out how far the lies have gone?
Did you report it to the Police, if not why not?
It is an old friend and i believe he is acting upon information that he has been given incorrectly, but may also have shared with others
Ok - then you should report it to the Police so they can investigate the matter and prosecute where necessary
I was hoping to know if a simple law act has been broken, therefore I could suggest what he has said was wrong, so he may feel that he should reveal the source of the misinformation so this can be handled like men and no more time wasted, i just want my integrity back and the rumours stopped.,
Yes law has been broken.
If you have been assaulted then it (depending on injury) common assault or Actual Bodily Harm
Does that help?
only verbal assault, no violence, i'm a very calm person.
If you feared violence that can still be common assault
there is a lot of info about text/email etc abuse, not much on verbal rumours attacking ones integrity
If you feared violence it will still be an assault.
If it is a course of conduct that gives you alarm, harassment or distress then it may be harassment which is still a criminal offence.
slander? or is this an americanism
Slander yes, but this is a High Court proceedings and you have to show you have suffered serious harm. Proceedings are likely to cost around £15,000 or so
so for poor people?
Even for poor people and there is no legal aid for slander
If you win does the guilty pay all costs?
Not all, you generally have to pay about 25% of costs as the Judge never awards them all
thank you, ***** ***** going to the doctors to see if i can get some help sleeping. i guess harassment is a cheaper course of action?
Yes far cheaper and the Police can prosecute that.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
no, thank you for the information.
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