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Someone has written a letter to me, which has been sent

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Hello, someone has written a letter to me, which has been sent to two other people. In it the writer has said "after you had threatened our neighbour at No.2". Is this libel?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
In order to show libel you need to show that you have suffered 'serious harm'. This is just sadly someone being nasty.
If you did suffer serious harm then you would be able to issue High Court proceedings. If the matter went to trial you would be looking at circa £15,000 in costs and no legal aid is available.
The first test is serious harm, not just someone being nasty or harm. But looking at the above sadly in reality it is not likely to pass the initial test.
I know they are just being nasty and wish people just got on with their lives.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello Alex,
Thank you for your fast reply and expert advice.
Dr. David M. Bennett