Hello, We are a very small limited company delivering courses based around Preventing Violent Extremism and we have just received a solicitors letter claiming defamation on behalf of a gentleman featured in our brochure. We are willing to remove his image with immediate effect but if they then want to take things further and we close the business will we still be liable? Many thanks in advance, Lisa
Would you like me to forward the letter that they sent us?
The guy is one of the leading figures in Hizbu-tahrir.They are quite mistaken in what they are saying because what we are explaining in the course is that theirs is a non-violent group so other than the fact that his image in the brochure and video clip ( which we will remove immediately)
what they re stating is incorrect. We have never said that he or his group is violent. We are even considering closing the business as long as we would not become personally responsible. I look forward to hearing your response later this morning. Good luck in court.
And no we have not said anything that is untrue about him at all.
Where do I rate you when we are done?
Can you answer my question now?
We have not said anything misleading and we position him and his group as non-violent.
The specific complaint is that we are being defamatory toward their client.
It says "We write to complaining defamation over the content of the brochure produced for our course"