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So he just kicked you out and no reason given at the time?
Correct, but thats why its far cheaper than a High St Solicitor.
You do realise you would have to issue proceedings in the High Court?
Under the Defamation Act 2013 you can sue if it has caused you serious harm. You need to show that harm has been suffered, you cant just say reputation, you need to evidence this.
Then once you issue proceedings its in the High Court.
However the proceedings are very specialist and you wont get legal aid for it. To be fair to take it to trial you are looking at around £25,000 in legal costs. If you lose, you would be liable for the costs of the other side. So total exposure would be around £50k in costs.
Defences can be: Its true, its an opinion or its a matter of public interest.
I think you have an arguable case but the costs and risks are significant.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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Sure. You have an arguable case, but it will be very costly.
If you are prepared for that risk, as litigation is never certain, then you have an arguable case.
But you would need a public access Barrister to draft pleadings and represent you.
You can fine one here:www.clerksroomdirect.com
Does that clarify?
Sure. I think you have an arguable case.
But you need to be very careful with costs and risk of litigation.
That is why I think you need a public access Barrister to draft pleadings and represent.
I cant answer that for you.
You could of course go and see a specialist Solicitor and check. But the cost of that would be around £500 or so.
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